We understand that building a Home Extension Brisbane is an exciting time for homeowners. The thought of a new bedroom, bigger living room or an entire new floor is enticing and exciting, but before you start your project, you must have a solid understanding of what you need to consider when you’re extending your house. Here are 5 tips to consider before building a home extension.
1. Your Budget
The first thing you have to think about is your budget. How much are you able to spend on your Home Extension? It’s important to be open with your team about this so they are all on the same page. Talk to us at Expand Renovate if you’re not sure where to begin when drawing up a budget.
It’s essential that you consider the time frame you have to do your Home Extension Brisbane. Depending on the size of your build, the amount of time required for building can vary, but a good rule of thumb is around 2 and a half months. But before that you must allow time for the design phase and for them to get approved. This can take up to 6 months depending on a variety of factors.
Not only should you consider the time frame, but also the timing of your home expansion. It’s best not to start renovations in the months leading up to the Christmas holidays, as your build can get delayed. Most people start renovations in the summer.
Keep in mind that you’re building on foundations that are already there, so continuity is key when extending your home. Of course, incorporate your own personal taste into the build, but the flow from old to new should be seamless. For example, maybe a very modern designed extension would not flow with an old Queenslander.
4. Neighbourhood checks
It’s courteous to let your neighbours know of what you intend to add to your home to discuss any possible stipulations or inconveniences that may arise. The most common ones being loss of views or privacy. Even though the council will inform them anyway, its good practice to let them know beforehand to preserve neighbourhood relations.
If you don’t have any experience in project management or design, it might be best to reach out to professionals that can help you out. Enlisting the help of an architect for example will lend their design prowess and feasibility studies.
Expand Renovate is in the lead when it comes to Home Extensions Brisbane. We Guarantee that we will get your project done efficiently, within budget and on time. Contact us here if you’re looking to have your own Home Extension done!