Adding an extension onto your West Auckland home can be a large and expensive undertaking. So, it’s important to consider a few factors to make the most of your money and avoid running over budget. Factors such as planning, size, materials and most importantly who you will work with. Finding a renovation expert might actually be the most important as they can properly inform you on the process.
Size of Home Extension
Interestingly, smaller builds tend to be more expensive per square metre than larger renovations as the overheads such as council permits stay the same. What this means is that it might be worth saving to go big because a lot of your costs are in simply setting up a renovation. Otherwise you might find the overheads determine the size of your extension for you.
In the case of this West Auckland home, the owner only wanted to add a small bathroom, but found going a bit bigger allowed for more options without increasing their budget drastically.
Strong planning is always the backbone of any renovation, and in the case of concept drawings may actually be required depending on the size of your renovation. Not only do concept drawings show what the finished renovation will look like, but it acts as a guide for the budget of the renovation.
For the West Auckland home extension, the owner came to us with concept drawings completed with consent given. This allowed us to stick to the plan set out and quote a build for their tight budget.
The last step of a home extension renovation is building the walls, floor and ceiling. If you are on a tight budget your focus should be on basic quality finishes. We always advise on building for longevity, as a cheap build will only cost you more in the future. Custom touches and decorative trims can always be added on later.
The West Auckland renovation client opted for a minimalist design, which gave them options when selecting materials while remaining stylish. For example, the flooring chosen was a wood laminate, which is both affordable and stylish.
West Auckland Maintain To Profit is your Renovation Expert
Choosing a renovation specialist is the most important step in the process. If you are on a tight budget then selecting a professional is vital. A less experienced renovation company may run over budget and forget to ask the right questions.
Looking to add a home extension? Call us at 0508 2 73668 or contact us online to start your renovation journey.