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Mar 15, 2018

How much does a House Extension Cost? How much will your Home Renovation cost?

Mar 15, 2018

House Extension Costs – what is involved in calculating the costs??

 

We are often asked – ‘How much will my Home Extension Cost?’ And ‘Should I extend out or build up, or do both!?  What will that cost???

This is so very difficult to answer as every home and every house extension and home renovation is unique.

However there are a few simple ways in which you can put together a rough cost.

Consider the following questions as they will be key factors in calculating your Home Extension and Renovation Costs:

  • How many square metres are you renovating? Be realistic about how much it costs per square metre. The cost per square metre can vary depending on a number of factors and is impossible to quote as a hard and fast amount. For example, it can be influenced by the next two points.
  • How many wet areas are there? e.g. Kitchen, laundry, bathrooms. These areas will cost more to renovate than a bedroom which had minimal fittings and fixtures.
  • What quality of fixtures and fittings will you choose? Budget, mid-range, premium? The better the quality the more it will cost. However, budget fittings are not always a wise investment so a little more spent now, can be money saved in the future.

 

House Renovation costs - painting get a quote

Painting your home yourself can be an arduous task!

Do you want a cosmetic home renovation or something more substantial?

If you are simply repainting and replacing curtains and appliances the costs can be relatively easy to calculate when there is no structural component involved. You can do this yourself with a small amount of market research and by getting a tradesperson such as a Registered Painter to provide a Quote for you. Make sure that you check that they are qualified to do the work before engaging them.

 

Home Extensions: Character Home Addition with Home extension with new open plan living as part of a major home improvement project,home renovation and addition

Are there structural changes? Do you need a Registered Builder?

If you are looking at undertaking a House Extension or major Home Renovation, it is likely that there the structural changes will require a registered Builder to undertake the work. If so, you will require the services of an established Perth Home Renovation Builder with a track record in building quality Home Extensions and Renovations. An experienced Renovation Builder will be able to provide you with an accurate Fixed Price Quote.

 

Consider what structural components your home improvement project may include:

  • A home extension at the rear with Open Plan Living and Alfresco?
  • Adding a second story on top with additional bedrooms?
  • Replacing existing windows and doors? e.g. Bi-fold doors and stackable doors leading from the Open Plan Living area to the Alfresco area are very popular renovation choices.
  • Knocking walls out and opening up closed spaces?
  • How many additional square metres and space will be you be adding to your home?

 

House Extension Costs: What you need to know for a ground floor home extension

A Ground Floor Home Extension is a great idea if you want to add Open Plan Living such as a new Kitchen, Living and Dining area and modernising your dated home.

As a ball park figure, we estimate that adding Open Plan Living to the rear of your home will start at around $160k.

A Home Extension starting at this price typically includes a new modern Kitchen with Dining and a spacious Living Areas leading out to an Alfresco area.

 

The costs of a Double Story Addition

Double Story additions are a great way to add space and more rooms to your home, without losing any of your backyard space. The top storey is ideal for adding on more children’s bedrooms and another bathroom, and/or a master bedroom with ensuite. Some modifications will also be required downstairs to allow for the location of the new stairs.

With 30 years of experience in building double storey additions, we estimate that the cost of double storey addition starts at around $220k.

 

Calculating your Home Extension and Renovation Costs

When you design with Amerex, we ensure that we design within the scope of your budget. We provide you with guidance and our experience in building Home Improvement projects to ensure that you can afford to build the design that you have your heart set on.

 

If you already have a Design, we are able to provide you with an accurate Fixed Price Quote to build your Home Extension/Renovation project.

 

Perhaps you are not ready to renovate yet, but are just curious about how much your Home Improvement project will cost? If so, click here to try using this fun Renovation Cost Calculator. This allows you to enter the rooms you want to adjust your project using postcode, rooms that you would like to renovate, the number of square metres and the quality of finishes you will select.

 

Are you are ready to discuss your Home Improvement design ideas with a Home Renovation Builder with 30+ years of experience?

 

If so, Contact Amerex today and turn your Home Improvement ideas into reality 9227 1822.

 

Perhaps you are simply seeking Home Extension and Renovation Ideas? If so, visit our Case Studies page for a gallery of fantastic Before and After pics of Perth Home Renovation and Addition projects completed by Amerex.

 

Contact

If you would like more information about any of our services contact us today

t:(08) 9227 1822   f:(08) 9227 1844   e:info@amerex.com.au

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Eric Trevaskis
Eric Trevaskis
06:21 11 Dec 17
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation. From Steve Burke the office staff & the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service. The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home. NOTHING was too much trouble. Steve, Pete (the foreman ) & the office staff, especially Kelly, were always available either on the phone or on site if we had any queries. We knew we could always make direct contact with them & that any queries would be quickly resolved. We felt that we received a very personal & professional service from the Amerex team. Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. Thank you Amerex. We love our "new" home and our family and friends are amazed at the transformation. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amerex. Eric & Kristine Trevaskis. .
Rachel Green
Rachel Green
03:57 04 Aug 17
Amerex carried out a large renovation for us in 2015; almost a year-long project. Amerex, lead by Steve, have clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance prior to, and during the build. They used skilled tradespeople and quality materials; no corners were cut and I felt confident that the build was of the highest quality. Steve and his team communicated frequently with me along the way and I was involved at every step. I felt comfortable approaching him if I had any questions or concerns, he was always available and acted quickly to resolve any issues. The team at Amerex were reliable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. In particular Kelly, who would often go ‘above and beyond’, was always positive, and nothing was ever too much trouble. People who visit our home always comment on the finish and quality of the build, most believing it’s a new home and not a renovation. I will definitely use Amerex again, and would be happy to recommend them.
Dona Mecham
Dona Mecham
04:07 11 Oct 16
This is the first renovation/building undertaking we have experienced and we cannot speak highly enough of the quality Amerex provided. The project design was flawless, and we were extremely impressed with the marrying of the old and new. The attention to detail provided by Steve and his team was outstanding and our friends and family are quick to note this. We love the extra space and seamless flow of our family home. The Amerex commitment to using quality trades and ensuring the trades delivered on time and rectifying issues, was present throughout the building of our home. This gave us great peace of mind and for these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend Amerex.’
Christine Tonkin
Christine Tonkin
09:05 24 Oct 16
The renovation of our home was its third reincarnation as it was originally a very ordinary rectangular 1950s Roman Catholic outpost church which we turned into a house on a tight budget in the late 1980s. As is usually the case, this current renovation was very significant and emotional for me and my family but more unusually, I was living overseas for almost all of the time the renovation was undertaken. We wanted a home that would comfortably accommodate our family and overseas and interstate visitors, provide a focus for entertaining a crowd, as well as being low maintenance and energy efficient. We selected Amerex as our builder because Steve Burke and his very competent team gave our family the confidence that they could be trusted to undertake this renovation professionally and sensitively including communicating progress every step of the way. Steve and his team took our conceptual design and made our vision a reality in very quick time with practical completion of this major renovation within 7 months of the start date. The site supervision was tight which meant that the work progressed easily between the various trades. What is more, the estimated cost of the job was accurate with variations only to suit changes that we required. The outcome was a home that delivers so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, quality and our initial objectives. It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Amerex to anyone who needs the services of a truly professional builder/renovator.
Jacqui Seymour
Jacqui Seymour
05:52 09 Aug 17
AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation, and over 18 months dealing with Steve and the AMEREX team. We had a 1930's California bungalow and required the character at the front to be maintained whilst adding almost an entire new house to the back including a second story. We have built twice before, both new homes one with larger builders. The difference between that and our experience with AMEREX was astounding. This was actually an exciting and pleasurable experience throughout. Rather than a number or just "another" client, we were made to feel part of the AMEREX family. The office staff (Loretta, Kelly and Maryanne) are a pleasure to deal with, nothing is ever too much effort. Kelly in particular is a great help with all the various selections and changes and is always smiling! We did not have an issue with a single tradesman throughout. And finally Pete (working foreman) and Steve (owner) are the most hands on, professional and customer focused we have ever met. I was able to speak to either at any time regarding any issue, many times Steve would suggest changes on site to improve the look or function of the renovation and Pete can do it all. No variation fees, complete flexibility, great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough. Brenton and Jacqui Seymour Daglish
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