Tired of living in cramped quarters and want to give your home a space upgrade? Home additions are definitely something that can help transform your home from a dingy den into a palatial palace… Well, your home may not get to palatial palace status, but you get what we’re saying.
With all renovations and extensions, there’s a lot to consider. And there are a lot of options. Some may be suitable for your home and some may not. But if you’re pondering a home extension and wondering what home additions will give you the biggest bang for your buck, wonder no longer!
We compiled a list of the top five home additions that will add value to your home.
1. Granny Flat
Granny flats are a sure-fire winner when it comes to home additions that give you bang for your buck. Granny flats are becoming an increasingly popular addition to the Australian home, and it’s not hard to see why.
They are the ideal solution if you have multiple generations of one family living at the same property, you need the extra space to house a home office or backyard studio. Or you simply want to rent it out and generate extra income.
The great thing about granny flats is that there is a wide range of options available. From small freestanding, built on site dwellings to prefabricated granny flats and even eco-friendly options. The options are plentiful.
What you ultimately decide for your granny flat design will come down to the space you have available, your budget and the functionality you need from the space. But whatever you choose, it is almost guaranteed to add value to your home.
So, if you’ve got the room on your land and the funds available to build a granny flat. it’s definitely worth looking into.
2. Second Storey Home Additions
If you are really feeling the squeeze in your home and there is simply not enough space in all parts of your home, then a second storey addition may just be the answer.
Second storey additions are a viable option if you don’t have the space to extend out your home on one level. If you can’t go out, why not go up.
While second story home additions may require a little more structural work and may be a little more involved than single storey home extension, a second storey can, in some instances, result in a better floor plan for your home.
Adding an extra level to your home allows you to move your bedrooms upstairs and reconfigure your floor plan downstairs to open plan with better flow.
Second storey home additions are a popular choice for fast-growing families or homeowners who need a significant amount of extra space.
3. House Raise and Build Under
On the flipside to a second storey addition is a house raise and build under. Just like second storey additions, this is a great option if land is tight and you can’t achieve what you want simply by building out.
A house raise and build under can double your floor space and give you endless opportunities for the newly acquired space underneath.
Why not add an internal garage, extra bedrooms, more living or even consider converting the space to a self-contained granny flat?
Whatever you decide to make of the space, raising your home and building underneath is a good way to upgrade your home and add value.
4. Deck or Outdoor Living Space
Now Aussie living is not complete without a big outdoor living space. I don’t know about you, but most Aussies I know loves an outdoor living space. A place where we can relax with a coldie after a hard day at work. A space that we can entertain with a barbecue or a few drinks on the weekend. An area where the kids can get messy and burn off some energy.
If your current outdoor living is not up to scratch to do any of these things, then, it’s definitely time for an upgrade with an outdoor living home addition.
Just like granny flats, your outdoor living space can be completely customisable to your specific requirements and the space you have available. It may be the case of adding a simple, but awesome deck off the side of your living room. Or you can go all out and add a pool, spa and fire pit area to your space.
As long as you make your new outdoor home addition inviting, comfortable and in keeping with your home, it’s bound to add value.
5. Extra Living Space
If you’re reading through the four options above and starting to get overwhelmed with choices, why not start with adding extra living spaces to your home?
Extra living spaces are almost always going to add value to your home. Whether it’s an extra lounge room, media room or a new master suite, the liveability of your home is going to improve dramatically and make your home more appealing to both yourself, as the homeowner and any future buyers of your home.
Adding on Home Additions Can Make all the Difference to your Home and your Lifestyle
Home additions, whatever you decide to do, can make all the difference to your life and your home. Once your new house extensions are complete, you will wonder how you ever managed to live in the smaller spaces you had before the extensions.
But remember, there’s a big difference between thinking about home additions and actually completing a home addition. Don’t spend quality time thinking about your home extension. Time you could be entertaining on your new deck or enjoying your new backyard studio/granny flat. Pick up the phone and book in a consult to get the ball rolling on your home additions project today.
Give us a call today and we can talk you through the process.