Looking To Extend Your Home?

If you find yourself in a position where your home is just no longer big enough to accommodate your lifestyle, it might be time to consider a house extension.

If you live in the Melbourne area, Custom Outdoor Living is here to help. With twenty years of experience, Custom Outdoor Living can fulfil all your house extension needs, from planning, designing, and building a beautiful and functional addition to your home.

Browse our gallery of recent home extensions here: www.customoutdoorliving.com.au/home-extensions-melbourne

There are a lot of different reasons you might decide on a house extension. Whether it’s an extra bedroom for a growing family, a room for entertaining guests, an art studio or workshop, or just the desire for a sunroom, Custom Outdoor Living is the leading business in house extensions in Melbourne.

Newport Home Extension - Chair And FootstoolWith a quick phone call you can set up an at-home meeting for one of our team members to come by and assess your house and discuss your requirements.

From there we can help you plan and design what you want your extension to look like based on what you need and the limitations of your property.

With those parameters in place, you can choose to do anything. Add a wall of windows, a sliding door, a brick accent wall -whatever you like! At Custom Outdoor Living we want you to be happy with your extension.

If you’re building a house extension to use as a recreational room you could fill it with all sorts of things, such as an entertainment system, an air hockey table, a pool table, and more. An art studio could be designed with large windows to let in light and a large work table for laying out tools and supplies.

Home extension sunroom design in Epping Melbourne -- front left viewYou could even have another bathroom added along with a new bedroom, giving the room’s occupant an extra air of privacy.

After the extension is built you can then decide on the fun stuff: wall colours, furniture, art, and anything else you might want. Perhaps a new television for that rec room, or a bar set up for entertaining guests. The possibilities are endless.

At Custom Outdoor Living, we want to give you the best building experience possible. We work with you to design the perfect house extension and try to make sure the building process goes quickly and with minimal disturbance to your daily life.

Once the extension is done there are so many decorating and design options out there, but they all start with our quality work.

If you’re in the Melbourne area and find yourself in need of more space at home, give us a call and we’ll see what we can do to help.

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Two storey home extension

Helpful Tips And Advice On Home Extensions

Many of us at some time or the other choose to go ahead and extend the size of our property by building a home extension. You may have reached this decision after considering alternative methods of increasing living space, such as having a good old tidy up, or even taking the easy step of rearranging your furniture. There are other interior decorating tricks that can also create the illusion of additional space.

Once you’ve made the decision to extend your house you will suddenly become aware that there are many decisions you have to make. Questions such as which room would I like to extend? Am I looking to extend my living room space, study space, or even pull down a wall and convert two small rooms into one big room?

If you are stuck at the first stage and wondering about what type of extension you would like to have built, here are some tips that should help you along your way.

What type of extension?

You may find that the decision to extend your home out or up is not yours to make freely, either due to council restriction or a lack of room on your property.

Generally the cost of building an upward extension is more expensive that extending out. So if you are budgeting for further additions such as kitchen renovations or a pool and have plenty of room on your property, you may err on the side of the less costly option.

Try to stay unemotional in this decision. For example, if your justification behind wanting to extend up instead of out is based on the fact that you don’t want to build over your precious DIY paving, then the reasoning of a professional may provide more sensible unbiased advice.

Besides providing more living and storage space, an upper storey extension can help to bring more light into the property. It will also save your existing garden.

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I think the greatest piece of advice here, is that if you are on a tight budget, it is far more expensive to build upwards than it is to extend outwards.

Once you’ve made the decision as to which room you would like to extend, regardless of whether it’s a completely new room or extending the size of an existing room, you will have to consider your building options.

Do you decide to break out your toolbox and do it yourself, or do you get onto good old trusty Google and search for local custom homebuilders in your area? There are pros and cons to both options. Personally, as I have absolutely no DIY experience, I would be the first person to get professional builders involved.

Custom Outdoor Living is an example of a custom home builder based in Melbourne who specialise in building home extensions in Melbourne for over 20 years. This is to say that whoever you choose to build your extension, you must first carry out enough research that convinces you they are a reliable and reputable company.

You can do this by checking their websites and the associations they are members of, as well as any testimonials you find on their site.

If you happen to be a person with a lot of DIY experience, or simply relish the challenge, then here are some tips regarding building a house extension.

So hopefully that has given you enough of a kick to get you inspired and get the ball rolling! If you enjoy challenges, then extending the size of your property is definitely one you can get your teeth into!