This week in the series about renovations I want to touch on the “design stage”.
A renovation or extension can breathe fresh air into a dated and tired home. After the kids have moved on a coat of paint, new doors and kitchen can do wonders for a home over 20 years old. Significant value can be added to the property especially in established suburbs close to transport and the inner city.
As Sustainable Designers we believe it important to consider the three aspects of design
1. Economical – Needs to be affordable and in the case of renovating does not overcapitalize the property.
2. Social – The renovation suits the purpose for which it was proposed.
3. Ecological – Designed for climate. Passive Solar Design principals and as energy efficient as possible.
Once we have all the information regarding the existing dwelling we can then assess what can be done while complying to local regulations.
Renovations can often be more time consuming from a drafting point of view as we have to work with an existing structure and are often changing the “use” of a certain part of a home. These changes usually have a knock on affect which can affect other aspects of the home. During this stage the design will evolve and often require some compromise and careful considerations.
An extension or renovation can:
- Blend in with an existing dwelling.
- Enhance and even change the look of an existing building
- Change the use of a building
Our experienced and very talented Designers will ensure that your renovation is pleasing to the eye and a valuable addition to your most valuable. Not a “thing” that looks like it has been stuck on to the top.
If your considering renovating for additional space, increasing the value of your old home or the kids have left and you want to ad that music room call us today for a free site inspection and site analysts valued at $225.00
Our Award Winning Palmwoods Renovation
Before and After