Gold Coast Home Extensions
Don’t want to move to a new house but need more space?
What is a house extension?
A house extension is a process of adding a new room or floor to an existing house and is a favourable option for families who’d like to keep their home, or for those looking to update an older home. Depending on the type of home you own, there are many ways a house can be extended. Some examples include:
- Changing your floor plan
- Adding another storey
- Building underneath a Queenslander
- Adding a granny flat
Because house extensions are notoriously tricky projects to undertake, it’s important to have experienced home extension builders and architects to assist you in the planning stage. They’ll be able to offer suggestions to make sure you’re making the most of your space and adding value to your property.
Is an extension right for you?
If you love your home but find you’re having trouble fitting in your growing family, you may have to decide between renovating and extending or buying a bigger house.
Considering the Australian housing marketing is continuing to boom, it’s likely buying a bigger home will involve a much bigger budget or uprooting your family to another suburb. This might not be the best option if your home is close to work and schools, or if you love the suburb you’re currently living in. If you need more space for your family, extending could be the right option for you.
Single storey Gold Coast home extensionsSingle storey house extensions are a popular option as there are many ways it can be done. If you have a large block of land and your home design and layout allow it, you can opt for rear extensions, side return extensions or even a wraparound porch.
Second storey Gold Coast home extensionsA little more complex, second storey house extensions involve removing your roof and adding another storey in above an existing structure. This is a great option for homes on small blocks of land, as it doubles the amount of space without decreasing the size of the land.
A granny flat is a building that can either be attached or detached from your home, and usually comes as a self-contained dwelling – complete with bedrooms (s), living room, kitchenette, bathroom and laundry. Because it’s a considerable build, a granny flat will require a sizeable block of land. Your Renovare home extensions builders can perform an assessment of your property to see if a granny flat is suitable. Perfect for housing guests, a teenage retreat or as a source of rental income, a granny flat makes a great addition to a home and adds a lot of value.
When it comes to building underneath your home there are two possibilities. If your home is currently on stumps and the height meets the council requirements, you may be able to build into the space underneath as long as it doesn’t interfere with the drainage system of your home.
If your home is on stumps, there’s a chance it can be lifted and built in underneath. This is an ideal solution for Queenslanders, which are a popular style of home to extend. Our experienced extension builders will make a thorough assessment of your home to work out if this is a possibility for you.
The Gold Coast home extensions experts
At Renovare, we’re extremely lucky to work with a team of passionate extension builders and building designers who will enthusiastically listen to your ideas and assist you to make educated and informed decisions about the possibilities of your home extension. Our home extensions builders will take the time to be transparent and efficient, ensuring the process is enjoyable, stress-free, and that you are involved every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing your home is in the capable, experienced hands of extension experts who are just as excited to bring your dream home to life as you are!