What To Consider Before Extending Your Home

What To Consider Before Extending Your Home


New home extensions in Adelaide can be a big decision, regardless of where exactly in the house you’re looking to extend. If you’re planning to commit to a home extension, it’s important to determine which parts of your household you don’t like and how you’re going to resolve those issues. Questions to pose may be whether or not extra bedrooms are needed for the kids? Is your kitchen big enough to entertain your friends when they come over for dinner? Or is your Master Bedroom in need of a makeover? Whatever your reasons for renovating, a good home extension can provide you with added ample space which you can then utilise to its fullest.
 
Continuity  
Before deciding to build your new extension, it’s important to make sure that anything you decide to add blends effortlessly into your existing home. Together with your own personal taste, merging new parts with your home’s identity in relation to its location successfully, is what you should aim to accomplish. Be sure to extract particular elements that are relevant in the existing sections and feature them in the new extended space. To ensure a cohesive look throughout your home, look to use similar paint colours and tones, while replacing old door handles and lights with matching new ones. A simple visual link can be a great way to impose consistency without breaking the bank.
 
Project Management
Managing your own project can be something you may want to consider when delving into a home extension. If you have the time and resources to research and negotiate, project managing your own extension can be a great cost-saving alternative. As a project manager, your role will entail working closely with the builder and their sub-contractors or alternatively, working with your own hired independent contractors. Whomever you decide to go with, your prospective choice of builder must have a home building licence as well as public liability insurances.
 
Seasonal Shifts
It can be common to stay in your home during house extensions in Adelaide, so it’s important to keep in mind that when you decide to commence your building works, to avoid as much disruption as possible. Rather than toughing it out in brutal winter conditions, a summer build could be a more comfortable option for you and your family. If you’re planning a kitchen extension for example, a BBQ every day for dinner can be viable way to survive while staying put. It’s also important to ensure your house extension is completed before the end of year Christmas holidays. The last thing you want is to have to wait until mid-January for new building materials and be stuck throughout the holidays in a dormant house.
 
Check With Your Local Council
The smallest addition to your existing home can require extensive planning permissions granted by your council. Be sure to check whether there are any regulations with regards to the heritage of your home or street, as your potential extension may have to be in keeping with the personality of your area. This can affect your design, layout, colour palette and choice of materials.  
 
For all of your home renovation and extensions, reach out to the professionals at Finch Constructions and they will be happy to assist you.