Extending Your Living Space

For homeowners looking to add more living space to their homes, building an extension can be an excellent option. Whether it’s to accommodate a growing family or create a new home office or entertainment room, extensions can be a cost-effective and practical solution. This blog will outline the key considerations when looking to extend a living space. 

  1. DETERMINE THE PURPOSE OF THE EXTENSION

Firstly, you must determine the purpose of the extension. Do you need a bedroom, study/office space or an additional lounge? Identifying the purpose of the extension will help you determine what size, shape and design you will need in the new space. 

  1. CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION

Another essential decision to make is choosing the most optimal location in your house to extend. You should assess your property and determine the best place for the new space. Consider the sun’s daily orientation, the view and the privacy of the new space. Also ensure that the new extension does not obstruct any neighbour’s views or encroach on their property. 

  1. GET AN ARCHITECT AND BUILDER INVOLVED

Getting an architect involved in the process will help you create a design that meets your needs and fits within your budget requirements. An architect will also help ensure that the design and plans comply with regulations. Getting a builder involved will kickstart the process by discussing the timeframe for construction as well as organising the necessary supplies and sub-trades. Our builders at Korben Homes are expert licensed builders who can help with this. 

  1. CONSENT PROCESS 

During discussions with the architect and builder, the consent process through the local council will need to occur. This will ensure that any necessary permits are secured, and the construction meets building code and the extension will be safe. 

  1. CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIALS 

Choosing the right materials is an essential aspect to consider when extending your living space. Think about durability, energy-efficiency and materials that will complement the design of your home. The experts at Korben Homes as well as our associated architects assist with this process. 

  1. CONSIDER THE LANDSCAPING 

Finally, you should also consider the landscaping around the new extension. You may want to create a new outdoor living area or incorporate a new garden into the design. A landscaper can help you create a cohesive design that complements the new space. 

Overall, extending a living space is an excellent way to create more room and add value to your property. By following the above tips/guidelines, you can ensure your extension is built to the highest standards and meets your needs and budget. Contact the trusted experts at Korben Homes today if you are interested in extending your living space! Our team can work with you from the planning stage to completion to deliver your project.

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