Sydney Home Extension Tips

Tips for your home extension in Sydney

Are you planning to extend your Sydney home or add another level to it? Whether you’re dreaming of more living space, or some extra bedrooms, embarking on a home extension project can be both exciting and overwhelming.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the essential tips and considerations to ensure your project is a success.

1. Focus on smaller projects

Unless you need to overhaul the entire house out of necessity, why not keep it small and renovate room by room?

  • Does your kitchen need an upgrade?
  • Do you need a bigger bedroom or a more spacious bathroom?
  • Would simply painting some rooms make all the difference you need?

In this way, your project becomes more manageable and you can also control your budget better.

Talk to a builder, architect, or interior designer about the layout and improvements to focus on.

The bottom line is, to start small, think of your essential must-haves, and stick to the budget.

2. Be functional and stick to the budget

Whilst it can be easy enough to get carried away with a home extension, you could end up blowing your budget big-time in the process especially when it comes to the more discretionary spending areas like quality of finishes.

Ask yourself –  Do I need that $20,000 granite kitchen benchtop or will the $7,000 one still give my kitchen that new edgy look?

Aesthetics are certainly important, but functionality (and budget) should come first.

Minor additions like a new cabinet for extra space or a wider benchtop can enhance the functionality of your space without punching a hole in your pocket.

3. Accurate cost budgeting for your home extension project

Perhaps the most crucial aspect of preparing for your home extension project is cost budgeting. Accurately estimating the costs involved in extending your home, or carrying out a second floor addition can save you from unexpected expenses and financial stress.

Professional cost estimation services can provide detailed insights into material costs, labour, and potential contingencies, ensuring that your budget is realistic and comprehensive. This step is vital for keeping your project on track and within budget.


Use a Sydney construction cost estimator and build faster!

Sydney construction cost estimators like Newin Building Estimating Services remove much of the cost uncertainty associated with building or renovating.

Newin can help home builders and renovators more accurately estimate building costs to ensure their projects remain viable. Call today to find out more.

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