The way we live and work is undergoing a dramatic shift. The rise of remote work has made our homes not just a sanctuary but also a place of business. Meanwhile, once a rarity, multi-generational living is now becoming a common arrangement under one roof. It’s a challenge that resonates with many households in Australia as they grapple with the need to adapt their homes to their evolving lifestyle.

While relocating offers a fresh start and a blank canvas for new beginnings, renovating and extending your existing home can be more cost- and time-efficient. It holds numerous advantages worth considering and might be the perfect choice for homeowners facing the restricted space dilemma! The team at BTF Constructions are here to help, so let’s see why the quest to enhance your living environment may lie within the walls of your current abode.

Adding another storey to your existing home

This type of home remodelling is becoming a very popular choice among Adelaide homeowners. An upward expansion provides extra space and a cost-effective strategy to increase the value of your property while maximising its prime location. When you add another storey, you can design the space precisely to your needs and preferences. You can have a master bedroom retreat, a spacious home office, additional bedrooms, or a sprawling entertainment area.

It also substantially increases your property’s market value, making it a more attractive prospect if you decide to sell in the future. Potential buyers will be drawn to the additional space, modern upgrades, and strategic location, making your home a sought-after asset in the real estate market.

Breathe new life into the heart of the home

If you’re considering an open-plan style home extension with a new kitchen, dining and lounge, the journey begins with careful planning, starting with decisions about the required space and layout. The kitchen is often considered the heart of a home, but before you dive into an extension project, it’s essential to determine the type of extension that suits your needs and the layout of your existing space.

There are several options to consider:

  1. Space: If your existing house has limited opportunity to create an open-plan layout, we can look to expand your footprint into your rear yard. Whether you have existing structures and/or trees, we can consider how that integrates with the extension and ensure you have a good outlook and integration with your backyard area.
  2. Open-plan layout: The open-plan concept has gained popularity for creating a seamless flow between the kitchen, dining area, and living space. Extending or knocking down walls and merging these areas can make your home more spacious and inviting. It also provides interconnectivity and integration between the main living spaces.
  3. Orientation: If your property size has limitations, an L-shape extension might be an option. We will consider the orientation of your block, neighbouring properties and existing structures to ensure a practical and functional extension. Having additional square footage allows for creative layout possibilities.

Kitchen Pro tip: Storage is a crucial aspect of any kitchen. As you plan your extension, think about how to maximise storage space. You can incorporate built-in cabinets, pantry shelves, pull-out drawers, and clever storage solutions to keep your kitchen organised and clutter-free. A well-designed kitchen should not only look beautiful but also be highly practical.

Making more out of the outdoors

We’ve seen a remarkable shift in how homeowners view their outdoor spaces. What was once considered a backyard has now evolved into an extension of the living area, complete with decks, patios, and outdoor entertaining spaces. These versatile and well-used outdoor areas have become the canvas for creative design and relaxation, offering limitless possibilities for enhancing the beauty and functionality of your home.

Decks and patios are no longer just places to set up a few outdoor chairs and a grill. They’ve evolved into versatile, multi-functional spaces that extend your indoor living experience into the great outdoors.

One of the most exciting aspects of adding or improving a deck is the sheer range of design possibilities. From classic wooden decks to sleek, modern composite materials, the options are nearly endless. Consider the architectural style of your home and your personal preferences when selecting materials and design elements. Multi-level decks, built-in seating, and creative railing options can transform an underused outdoor space into a captivating oasis.


Talk to expert home extension builders in Grange, Adelaide

If you are thinking of adding to your home, make sure you speak with BTF Constructions first. With a multi-award-winning custom home builder that specialises in character home alterations and contemporary new additions in your corner, you’ll be sure to make the right moves.

We are experts at improving the function and space within your home with a unique solution made just for you. We work in partnership with you to deliver something special, and our friendly team will guide you through each step, keeping your stress levels low. We want you to feel connected to the building journey as we create improvements that strengthen your connection with your property. Let’s chat about your extension today.  

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