As your needs and lifestyle change, it is sometimes necessary to look for a larger family home, however this can often be a long and costly process. If you find yourself needing extra living space, there is also the option to extend with a concrete slab. If you’re still undecided on whether or not you should extend your family home, here are six great reasons to contact your local contractor in Melbourne and enquire about a concrete slab extension.
Increase your living space
A good sized living area can make a world of difference to the overall feel of your home, providing you with more space for entertaining, relaxing, and for playing with your kids. You can extend your current living area so that it better accommodates your needs, or add on an entirely new section to your home to be used as a games room or home study so that your existing living area is less cluttered.
Update your lifestyle
Adding an extension to your home can enable you to dramatically change your lifestyle; for example, you could add a home office allowing you to work from home, a home theatre for family movie nights, or a home gym to save on membership fees. A concrete slab extension will give you all the room you need for a multifunctional home that is able to change with your lifestyle.
Change with your family
As your family grows (or indeed grows up) it is likely you will need more space around the house. If you plan to have another child you will need to think about adding an extra bedroom, or if you find yourself competing with other family members for the bathroom each morning, it may be time to add a second bathroom or ensuite. Many parents find themselves supporting their children well into their 20s these days, so it may be an idea to add a self-contained annex to your home to accommodate their needs.
Modernise your home
Home extensions are a great way to modernise your home and improve its overall function and layout. For example, many modern homes feature open plan living areas which are connected to the kitchen, so by knocking out a wall and adding an extra concrete slab you will be able to transform your old-fashioned space into a functional, modern area that’s perfect for entertaining.
Save on moving costs
Many people think that in order to upsize their home they need to move house, however with a well thought out concrete slab extension, this is not necessary. An extension is often a much cheaper option than moving house, especially when factoring in costs like real estate fees, hiring removalists, cancelling services like your internet or Foxtel, and stamp duty.
Add to your resale value
If you’re planning to extend your home then you’re probably not thinking about selling just yet, however there is no harm in increasing your home’s resale value. By adding an extension to your home you can expect the value of your property to increase, so when it’s eventually time to sell you’ll get a greater return.
An extension is a great way to make your home more versatile, catering to your family’s changing needs and lifestyle. Prestige are your local concrete contractors in Melbourne and can help you transform your house into your dream home. If you would like to add a concrete slab extension to your home, contact Prestige Concrete Services on 0411 440 157 for a free quote.