If you have been living long enough in your home, the spacious house that you once had may no longer feel the same due to the lack of space. Maybe it’s now being occupied by more people and more stuff. So what now? Is it time to let go of your house? Understandably, moving may be the logical thing to do – a house with more rooms, larger space and a new environment. However, before you start searching for a new home and move your whole life away, you need to realise that simply extending your old home can resolve the need for a larger space, among other advantages.
So why choose to extend instead of moving?
Logistics – Moving involves a lot of packing, boxing, cleaning, and of course, unpacking everything again to the new place. As for extending, there would be no need to do all this.
No need to search (again) – You have to remember how hard it was to look for the house that you have now. You have considered all the pros and cons to be able to finally decide. So imagine going through that again. When you choose to extend, you will be able to retain the comfort and advantages of your old home that you have carefully considered before.
No need to sell – Are you ready to enter the unpredictable and complicated market of real estate? If you could avoid the hassle, why would you bother selling your house that you have loved for decades?
Design Freedom – Once you decide to extend, you will have full power over the new space that you’re about to create. You can choose how big it is or whether it is attached or detached from your existing space. Its functionalities and style will be tailored to your needs and preferences. Could you imagine how exciting it would be to build a fresh space within your home?
Increasing your Home Value – Extending a house or altering can significantly increase its selling value. This would be very beneficial when you decide to sell your house in a few years.
Chartwell Construction offers different House Extension and Alteration Services based on our Perth clients’ needs and exact requirements. Here are some of the projects that we do:
It is also known as a Secondary Suite, Accessory Apartment, Bonus Unit or Mother-in-Law Unit. Australia is actually one of the first countries to use the term granny flat. This unit can be attached to an existing home or separate but still within the property. Some granny flats are like small versions of a standard house with the same amenities such as a kitchen, a bathroom and limited appliances. The most important benefit of building a granny flat is not having to be separated from your elders or in-laws but still getting the privacy that you need. No need to travel just to visit them. You simply need to knock next door.
Also known as outdoor kitchen, alfresco came from Italian words meaning ‘in the fresh air’. Building an alfresco has become a trending home improvement venture in Perth. It is simply constructing or adding a new space in your home to extend your kitchen. Most alfresco kitchens have the same appliances and fixtures as a regular one. Some of the great things of having an alfresco are better entertainment of guests, increasing home value and healthier and tastier food as they are often grilled/smoked.
This is a usual project that we do. A second storey addition is a perfect way to resolve the need for extra space to cater to additional members of the family or larger storage. It is also a great way to express your creativity as you would need to match its design to the existing space below to maintain consistency within your home.
So in the question of whether you should move or extend, our vote goes to home extensions/alterations, simply because there are many other ways to satisfy the need for space other than moving to a new home. So before considering a move, know your extension/alteration options first. Who knows what you can discover by exploring the possibilities!
If you’re looking to extend your property or just need to know your home improvement options, contact Michael at 0415 275 513 or fill-out our contact form.