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Is Your Family Running Out of Room in Your Home?

Oct 20, 2014

Second storey additions are becoming a popular home extension solution for Perth homeowners who require more living space.

When a family begins to outgrow a home, there are basically two options available to them: find a new home or expand their current home. Finding a new home has a lot of disadvantages. First of all, you have to move. You have to pack up all of your belongings and pay someone to take them to your new home. In addition, children have to move away from their neighbourhood friends and often to a new school.

The least disruptive and most economically sound way to create more living space is to build on to your current home. A ground floor home extension makes a lot of sense for someone who lives on a larger land block and doesn’t have to worry about space. However, if you live on a small land block, a ground floor home extension may take up space that you will later want to use for a swimming pool, a garage or an outdoor entertainment area.

Why a Second Storey Addition?

Second storey additions have a lot of advantages. They can provide great views if you live by water, for example. They allow you to make better use of the land you have and leave room for an ornate garden or alfresco living area.

You can easily put bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, giving you the freedom to turn your downstairs into an open floor plan or to turn the bedrooms into a family room. While you will lose the space that it requires for a stairway, you can still expand your kitchen, dining and living areas by converting the downstairs bedrooms.

The only disadvantages: council may have regulations against a second storey addition and it will cost more than building out with a home extension.

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