Character Home Renovations
Amerex have 30 years of experience and expertise in beautiful Character Homes Renovations
Amerex have been building Character Home Renovations and home extensions in Perth since 1987. We are firmly established as your go-to character home experts and leading renovation company in Perth. Amerex specialise in Perth Character Home Renovations and Extensions and have over 20 years of expertise and knowledge in working with older homes. Whether you have a Californian Bungalow, Federation era heritage home or a home from any decade ranging from the early 1900’s thru to 1950 and beyond we can help. In fact, in the early days we exclusively worked with character homes, but in the last 5 to 10 years, we are increasingly working with homes from later eras such as 1950’s and the 1960’s. Homes from the 1970’s and 1980’s are becoming very dated and tired, and we are also seeing an increase in homes built in these later decades in need of renovation.
When it comes to Character Home Renovations, the most common approach is to knock off the old sleep-out or existing rear of the home. This is then replaced with a new and modern extension comprised of an Open Plan Living area with new Dining area and a new Kitchen. The existing parts of the home are often renovated at the same time. This includes the mandatory upgrade of your electrical system to meet today’s safety standards. You may also need a new Laundry, additional bedrooms, etc…We can help design a home extension that will suit your family perfectly.
Along with the house extension at the rear of the home, many clients also opt to add a Second Story Addition at the same time. This is the ultimate renovation where you gain Open Plan Living from the downstairs, and upstairs you gain additional bedrooms and a great deal of extra space in the Second Story Addition e.g. Master bedroom, ensuite, children’s rooms and perhaps an activity/study area.
We are experts at blending the old and the new part of the character home extension. There is a great deal of attention to detail involved in doing this. Amerex have won many awards for our high quality craftsmanship and expertise in renovating character homes built in the decades spanning 1900 to 1940 such as Californian Bungalows, Federation homes and older homes with classic heritage features.
We discuss with you what character and heritage features you would like in the new areas, so that there is continuity of the heritage style, while also making sure it looks modern and fresh. Typically, jarrah floorboards are continued into the new extension, high ceilings and heritage style skirting boards.
Kitchens have all the mod-cons including stone bench-tops and modern appliances. Some clients go for a completely modern look in their kitchen. Other clients incorporate elements that give a subtle nod to the bygone era of the home, such as subway tiles as the splash-back in the kitchen.
Whatever approach you decide to take, we have experienced professionals at hand to guide your selections to ensure that your home renovation will look sensational.
Increasingly we are finding that Home Owners are looking to add a completely modern home extension that is in complete contrast to the existing part of the home. Amerex are absolutely on board with this approach, and have undertaken several recent modern home extensions projects taking this approach with stunning results.
Sometimes it can be the simple use of modern materials or products that can provide the extended home with an unique edge. For example, Amerex recently completed a character home renovation in Jolimont where the Owners opted for polished concrete instead of floorboards in the extended part of the home (pics coming soon!). At another home in Inglewood, the Owners used Exposed Aggregate concrete in their outdoor areas instead of timber decking with stunning results.
Amerex love the opportunity to work with new materials and innovative products, and embrace the opportunity to do so.
Whatever style you decide for the extension and renovation to Character Home, you can be assured that the Amerex commitment to QUALITY and CARE will shine thru in your end result.
Do you already have Drawings prepared by an Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson? Contact us and get a Fixed Price Quote to Build your Home Addition project.
Contact us to turn your home extension ideas into a functional and stylish home extension design.
“AMAZING experience. We have just completed a major renovation 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 (Loreta, 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.
Great workmanship direct line to the owners/supervisor, quality finish. We could not recommend AMEREX highly enough.”
Brenton and Jacqui Seymour
A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680 Builders Registration: 10250