What is a home extension?
A home extension is any kind of extension that you build onto your house. Typically, you would build outwards, adding three more walls with ceiling and foundations. A conservatory is a popular extension because it is often joined onto the living area. Home extensions should make logical sense where possible. Home extensions can also refer to second or even third stories to an existing home. But this kind of extension requires a great deal of thought and planning.
What is the difference between a home extension, remodel, and renovation?
Though the terms are used interchangeably, they mean different things. As stated above, a home extension pertains to an extension built onto your home. So you will be expanding outwards (or, in certain instances, upwards). A home renovation means that the rooms are staying the way they are, but are being upgraded with different structures and appliances. A remodel means that the room is changing significantly, more than a new floor or wall. It is often more expensive than a renovation.
Do I need an architect for a home extension in Perth?
While this will depend on the type and nature of the extension, the short answer is that you won’t. However, this does not mean you can simply skip the entire design/planning stage altogether. You will still need to contact a professional to get your thoughts in order. And there are plenty of items that you simply won’t be able to think of if you are doing everything by yourself. Be smart, not foolhardy. You might get away with an office extension, but not an entire second story. Call Bob Fougere Carpentry Services today on 0439 090 287 to find out what assistance you need for building your home extension.
Why is the design process important to home extensions?
A builder might be able to give you a rough quote and outline, but will not be able to produce the drawings and level of detail that you need for a high-quality home extension. The design process is critical to project success. This is true in the construction industry and practically every other field. Small errors in design will result in major errors in the application and follow-through. Bob can guide you through the design and planning stage so that you have a crystal clear idea of what the finished product will look like, when it will be completed, and what it will cost.
How do I know if I need a remodel, extension, or renovation?
There is no hard and fast way to answer that. Sit down and identify exactly what it is you are looking for and eliminate the excess. At Bob Fougere Carpentry Services, we aim to make life as simple as possible. There are simple and cost-effective solutions that can look elegant and add significant value to your home. A composite deck is one such idea. And a renovation of an old living area is another. You can recoup a lot of the investment cost of a renovation or extension in terms of your home value - provided you pay attention and give some thought to the matter.
For more information on home extensions in Perth, call Bob Fougere Carpentry Services on 0439 090 287 today!