Planning Home Extensions the Right Way to Minimise Headaches
Home extensions are a lot more common these days as families and couples look to reduce debt and maximize their space at home for better living. Selling up and moving to something bigger comes with its own set of problems; including a larger financial commitment generally. However, if you’re considering doing a home extension as a DIY’er then you might reconsider the importance of hiring a home extensions expert after reading our tips.
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Renovation and Extensions Expert.
Reason 1: Hidden Costs
It may appear you will save yourself a substantial amount of money if you do your own home renovation but what many people fail to account for is their time and experience. Knowing how to do a home renovation or extension is not as simple as it appears. An expert home renovation and extensions company has the experience to know what costs are involved, where to get quality supplies and how to do the job efficiently. We recommend you at least get a quote and speak to us so you can compare our service with doing it yourself.
Reason 2: Time and Planning
Many people start out with good intentions. It can feel exciting to want to extend your home and make it into something that’s more suitable for your lifestyle. At the start you feel motivated and full of ideas. In your mind, you see it working. Planning an addition to your home is not that simple. There are suppliers to consider, supplies, the process and order in which to do things.
Unfortunately for most, selecting the right ideas out of your bucket list and implementing them can be a very confusing process not to mention that motivation tends to wane over time. The end result is that you procrastinate because you don’t know where to start, or you start and 2 years later you are still looking at inner wooden frames of your walls and a bare floor. There’s sheets on the ground, paint colour charts lying around the house and you are trying to work in between or focus on raising a family. There simply is not enough time. While it might appear you are saving costs, the cost of your time and effort (and happiness) has not been properly accounted for.
You then risk a higher cost financially as you call in an expert to fix up your dream extension.
Reason 3: Structure
As a Melbourne based company that specialises in designing homes, we have a thorough understanding of the structure and beam supports in homes, what is do-able and what to avoid. If you are considering extending or renovating then you’ll need to know the impact of knocking down walls or building on to your home.
Get your Home Ready for a Renovation or Extension
How you prepare for structural and aesthetic changes to your home will depend on whether we are renovating for you or doing a home extension. You’ll also need to consider the size of the job.
Here are some helpful tips to get your ready so we can come in and get the job done for you with minimal fuss.
- Consider putting some belongings and furniture in short term storage or if a friend or family member has a garage they are not using then they might be happy to give you some space
- Make sure pets have a secure area away from the work area
- Remove curtains and valuables
- Consider timing so it does not clash with other important plans you may have coming up in the future, or communicate these to us
- If you have a young family, discuss with them what is going to happen and speak to us so we can advise you whether you need to seek alternative accommodation
- Plan any additional furniture, fittings for once the extension is complete. Consult with us based on the colour selection and design.
It’s helpful to get some advice on planning a home extension to minimise headaches. Innovative Space Design are award winning building designers with over 25 years experience transforming spaces. If you are considering speaking with a home renovation expert in Melbourne then we believe you’ll want to consult with us.