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What You Need to Know about Ground Floor Extensions

Sep 1, 2014

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If your home is beginning to feel too small, you may be thinking about a ground floor home extension instead of testing the Perth property market. For a lot of reasons, ground floor home extensions, second storey additions and home renovations have become very popular among Perth area homeowners in the last few years. Here are a few helpful things to know before you get started.

When to Build Out

Building out is a great way to turn your current home into a larger home or even your dream home, but you need to have enough land. A ground floor extension only works if you have plenty of space in your backyard to build out. Otherwise, you are looking at building upward with a second storey extension.

There are three basic options with a ground floor home extension. First, you can leave your current house as it is and build the home extension out of similar materials to match it. This is a great option if you already have a modern home or you are dedicated to keeping a “period home.” It makes for a seamless transition and the least disruption in your current lifestyle.

The next option is to build an extension that is totally different from the rest of the home while keeping the rest of the home the same. This also creates a minimum of disruption in your current lifestyle while waiting for the extension to be built. It can create contrast and a modern, arty, “edgy” look if done correctly.

The option that is the most expensive and most disruptive to your current lifestyle, but is by far the most rewarding, is to build an extension while renovating the original home. This can be done in stages, allowing you to live in half of the house while the other half is being worked on, or it can be done all at once.

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