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    Why should you consider a house extension? Would it be easier to sell your current home and move into a larger one? We’re going to give you a brief insight into why a house extension might be the right choice for you.

    So why should you think about building a home extension instead of moving?

    • If you’re happy and settled in your local area, you don’t have to relocate

    • You can make the changes you want and not settle for something that’s just “ok”

    • You may be surprised in finding that an extension to your current dwelling may be more affordable than selling and buying something bigger.

    • Lastly, we often hear that people have become attached to their current residence and don’t want to leave. They just need to make some additions so that their family has room to grow and thrive.

    How much extra value can a house extension add to a property?

    It can be difficult to put a dollar figure for how much extra value your extension could add to the value of your property. If you are adding a feature that buyers appreciate, such as a new kitchen or extension to your home, you are likely to realise a significant return on your investment – in some cases as much as $150,000 or more!

    How to save on house extension costs

    Keep in mind that a house extension costs more than just the cost of building. If you want to avoid going over-budget, you need to consider all of the costs before you commit to an extension. Do all your costings first and don’t leave anything out, remembering to account for things like:

    • Heating and air conditioning
    • Flooring
    • Painting
    • Furnishings
    • Lighting
    • Curtains or blinds
    • Exterior painting if needed
    • Excavation work
    • Electrical wiring
    • Plumbing

    If you are extending your home purely to add value when you sell it, you should consider whether the proposed additions enhance the style and integrity of the home. You should also understand the value of homes that are selling in your area, what buyers are looking for, what you’re going to spend, and an estimate of the value that you can create. Doing some good market research upfront will definitely pay off in the long term.

    Choosing a Builder

    Choose only a house extension builder who specialises in or has extensive experience in building extensions and additions. View their projects and reviews to uncover whether they can do a good job. A great builder also knows how to avoid disrupting your daily life as much as possible so you can keep on living while the build takes place.

    At Harris Building we’re focused on producing high quality construction. We like to focus on one project at a time, ensuring every aspect of the build is overseen by our head builder. We work with you all the way from concept through to delivery, by your side to ensure you are happy with the process and ultimately happy with the outcome. We look forward to helping you build the home of your dreams

    Contact us today to help you with your house extension!

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    Harris Building is a Sydney-based company focused on producing high quality construction. We like to focus on one project at a time, ensuring every aspect of the build is overseen by our head builder resulting in a seamless process.

    When reflecting on what it takes to deliver high quality work, Paul, Director and builder, believes genuine pride and passion for what you do is essential. Throughout the construction process, Paul takes a hands on approach utilising his extensive knowledge of all forms of carpentry paying particular attention to detail.

    We believe communication is paramount to achieve a successful project. We like to involve our clients as much as possible to ensure clarity on each aspect of the project and instill confidence in their decisions.

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