Home Renovation Blog
Expert renovation tips and information about Home Additions and quality Renovations
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.
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.
If you are looking at undertaking a House Extension or major Home Renovation, it is likely that 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 too. You can then take this to the bank if you need to get finance. Banks are more favourable towards projects by registered builders than those that homeowners are proposing to complete as an owner-builder (this is viewed as a risk).
Consider what structural components your home improvement project may include:
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.
Double Storey 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 $200-220k.
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.
This top to toe character home renovation and addition included a major extension at the rear with Open Plan Living, a new Kitchen, bathroom, study looking out into the garden, a new Alfresco to complement the new pool & a complete renovation of existing rooms & an external makeover.
“ We completed our first home renovation in North Perth with Amerex last year. We were undertaking a large two storey renovation of our dream home and the decision to choose Amerex came down to the high level of professionalism, expertise, excellent customer service and vast knowledge that Steve and the team displayed in character home renovations.Laila, North Perth 'We thoroughly enjoyed the building process'
We had not renovated in the past and we were very unsure of the process however Amerex staff spent a lot of time assisting us with the design process, they were always available to answer our enquires, provided valuable suggestions, were extremely patient and completed our project ahead of schedule.
We would highly recommend Amerex as we have ended up with a beautiful home that displays excellent workmanship and a highly functional design. The home is exactly as we imagined it to be and our family and friends have all complimented on the amazing final result.
We thoroughly enjoyed the building process with Steve and the highly skilled Amerex team and extend a big thankyou to all the staff who helped us along the way!! ”
“ I was fortunate to have Steve, Kelly and the team at Amerex build my extension.Cymbie, Mt Lawley 'Professional, highly skilled, approachable with exacting standards'
They are a professional, highly skilled, approachable business with exacting standards and the ability to work with you from the planning stage to completion.
This professionalism extends to all who come on site. Kelly's capable and warm project coordination ensures that everything runs like clockwork and all your queries are dealt with extreme efficiency.
Very Happy! ”
“ We signed up with Amerex for a very big renovation, bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom - the lot. We wanted to keep the look and feel of our character home in the extensions. Amerex were the right choice for that. They have an eye for detail and took the time to make sure things were done right. We've been very happy with the quality of their work.Ben, Inglewood 'They have an eye for detail and took the time to make sure things were done right'
We found Steve to be very responsive and professional. He kept the whole project moving along. We were complete novices going into the whole process and he took the time to go through the details so we could make more informed choices.
Would definitely recommend Amerex to anyone wanting to renovate. ”
“ From the first meeting with Amerex until the final check we have enjoyed the experience. Amerex have taken our words and ideas and built them into a quality finished home extension that is functional and everything that we had hoped for.Phil, North Perth 'Our extension has the "wow" factor'
The entire team at Amerex lead by Steve are friendly, reliable, use quality materials and produce a quality outcomes.
Our extension has the “wow” factor and guests comment on the exceptional open plan design that is built to entertain.
We are very happy with the final finish and would highly recommend them to anyone. ”
“ 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.Christine, Wembley 'It was a real pleasure to deal with Steve and his team'
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. ”
“ 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.Rachel, Woodlands 'Steve has clearly been in the building industry a long time and offered valuable input and guidance'
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. ”
“ It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the Amerex team for our home renovation.Eric and Kris, Mt Lawley 'We received exceptional customer service'
From Steve Burke, to the office staff and all of the various tradespeople, we received exceptional customer service.
The skilled tradespeople were reliable, obliging & committed to the highest level of quality on our home.
Amerex came in on budget, they completed the work earlier than scheduled & they ensured our renovation ran smoothly throughout. ”
A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
home renovation project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
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