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What You Need to Know When Building a Home Extension or a Second Storey Addition

May 13, 2015

When done right, home extensions and second storey additions can increase the value of a home by much more than it cost to have the work done. In a pricey market like Perth, a homeowner who holds a home for twenty years or more can gain thousands of dollars on the sale price of the home.

However, you need to know what is the best for your home. Whenever you are planning a home renovation, there are factors that you must consider. Here are the most important ones.

Structural Issues

When you need more space, there are two ways you can build: up and out. It is easier for many to build out if they have enough land to do it with. Those who don’t have enough land or those who would rather have a two-storey home choose a second storey addition.

However, a second storey addition can cost more than you gain in home value if there are structural issues in the original home. At the same time, an open floor home renovation can damage the home if the footings are in the wrong place. Whatever you are planning, make sure a professional examines your home for any deficiencies that may be counterproductive to building or renovating.


When renovating a home, you will have to update your electrical wiring to comply with current codes. This includes safety measures such as safety switches and surge protection. From a design standpoint, make sure light and electrical switches and outlets are easy to find and reach.


Make sure to get the lighting right. It can be a source of irritation for the next twenty years if you don’t.

Call Next Level Extensions Today

To make sure you get it right, call Next Level Extensions today. With more than 70 years of combined experience providing home renovations in the Perth area, we can be counted on to do it right the first time, every time.

Call 1300 948 094 to learn more.

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