Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Home Extension!

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Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Home Extension!

October 15, 2017

Adding an extension to your home is an exciting endeavour, and one we are sure you are eager to get started on! Before you get swept up in the excitement, there are a few things you need to know before starting your home extension.

1. Why?

Consider carefully why you are wanting an extension added to your home. Is it to add space, maximise value, add functionality to a space? When you understand why you want the extension if will give you a clear purpose and understanding of the project ahead. The results will be a finished project that satisfies your original purpose for the extension.

2. How Much?

Knowing what your budget is for the job ahead will go a long way in ensuring the finished product is exactly what you were wanting from the extension. Be honest with yourself so that you don’t find yourself in over your head and having to borrow more than you expected.

3. When?

Not only when should you start, but how long is it going to take? Working out a time when you are happy to begin the extension as well as how long it’s going to be going on for will help prepare you for what’s ahead. It will ensure scheduling is organised, tasks are completed on time and you have ample time to organise your home life for the invasion of trades and workers on your time and home lifestyle.

4. Who?

By this we mean, who will this project affect? Will your neighbours be subjected to the noise and organised chaos that is a construction site? Do you share walls, fences, trees or any sort of space with a neighbour? Will your extension affect their view, lighting, shade or look of their home? Being considerate of others, planning and communicating with them will make sure you and they are prepared for what’s ahead. An angry neighbour isn’t something anyone wants.

5. What?

What do you want it to look like? Having a concise, well thought out and planned design style will help you make the correct choices throughout the extension, so that the finish is a style you are satisfied with.

Improving an existing property by adding an extension? Don’t put your precious home at risk with inexperienced or uninsured builders when Sunlover Homes provides fully insured, licensed and accredited Master Builders. Best of all, Todd and Brett guarantee their work because they have complete confidence in the quality of their Gold Coast renovations, extensions and custom homes.

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