Adding extensions to your home is a must if you want to create more room for yourself and your family.

If you are undertaking a renovation project, an extension can really bring your works to the next level.

However, there is more than one type of extension. There are actually three ways you can add extra living spaces to your home and not all are equal…

House Raising and Build Unders

Raising your house and building underneath to create extra space is a popular choice, especially for Queenslander houses.

Considering most houses in Queenslanders are already raised on stumps, adding this type of extension is simply a matter of raising the house to an appropriate height and building rooms underneath.

This could be additional bedrooms, relocating the kitchen and living areas or adding extra entertainment areas.

The good thing about a build under is that you won’t infringe on any of your green space, as well as achieving a flow between the indoors and outdoors. By using the wasted space underneath the house, you will have easy access to the backyard which is great if you have children or love to entertain.

For more information, read our article Up And Under: The Benefits of House Raising Renovations

Second Story Extensions

Another popular extension is to add a second story to your home. If your home is all ground level, a great way to improve it’s livability and market value is to add a second level.

This way, you’ll make the most of any great views you have around you and don’t have to use up any of your backyard!

Same Level Extensions

Extending your home out, instead of under or up, is what most people think of when they hear ‘extension’.

Particularly for those with a bit more land, this can be a great way to create more space. If you already have a second level, this can be a great way to accommodate your growing family or raise your property’s market value.

The good thing about this type of extension is that it is adaptable to almost every type of house and you could possibly be able to stay in the house while work is being completed.

It’s also generally one of the most cost effective methods of creating extra space, and you’ll save money as you won’t have to move out during construction.

Check out this extension we completed back in 2013 in Arana Hills. Adding a bathroom and deck significantly improved the functionality and feel of the house, and was well worth the investment.

Thinking Of Extending?

If you have a renovation project in mind, JM Homes are the team to help. We are Brisbane’s experts in major renovations and extensions, house raising, Queenslander renovations and difficult site access construction.

No matter how ambitious your ideas are, our team will deliver. 

Get in touch with us today to start building your better lifestyle.