You have a growing family, or you feel that your home is beginning to feel crowded. First floor additions are an excellent way to maximise your existing space and add value to your home.
An upward home extension works well because you can efficiently increase your living space and update your existing ground floor layout to meet your present and future requirements. You may also gain amazing views.
Site limitations may dictate the decision as to whether to add a first floor or extend your home at ground level.
The new design needs to preserve a balance between the outdoor space and the size of the home at the ground level.
Our service is to design specifically for your property and your family’s evolving needs. Every project is a personal, custom design.
Budget Planning for your Additional Floor
Square Metre Rates for building work of your new top floor are often quite inaccurate, because the existing house structure is a significant factor in determining the cost of your project.
By conducting a detailed review of construction cost estimates at a preliminary Sketch Plan Stage we can ensure that the project is within your budget, before development approval is applied for.
We include estimates for kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Our service also includes helping you with general decisions on materials and finishes.
Considerations for First Floor Additions in Sydney
Creating top floor additions are major undertakings. Prior to developing appropriate design solutions for this kind of major renovation project, we have many considerations:
- Your vision and dreams, needs and expectations
- Unique site requirements e.g. aspect, views, bushfire, heritage
- Aesthetics that reflect your taste and home
- The budget you have available for the project
Our aim is to ensure that the added floor provides light and spacious areas which are a delight to live in for many years to come.
We can advise on a range of solutions for your property during our first meeting.
For peace of mind we coordinate the consultants and prepare the documentation for the required approvals, ready for the builder to commence work.
Building an Additional Storey
We know that top floor additions are a brilliant solution to space problems. They are often a little more expensive than ground floor extensions as we need to modify some of the existing ground floor to accommodate the new stairs.
Some people are concerned about whether they can stay in their home during the building phase, or need to move out. More than 90% of our clients stay in their homes during the building works. This helps to maintain your normal family routine.
We will discuss everything with you to develop a final design that realises your vision and suits your family’s needs and budget.
Our service can transform your house into a comfortable, elegant and functional living space that is perfect for your family.