Are you planning a home renovation in Brisbane?
Renovating your home can be an inspiring and exciting (yet sometimes overwhelming!) process. Renovations involve designing your dream home whilst working with an existing structure – a completely different process to home extensions or new builds.
You want to make sure that you have a skilled professional on hand to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, that’s why selecting an experienced specialist is the first step to ensuring that your expectations are met and your dreams are realised.
Renovation vs Extension
Where an extension is a completely new addition to your home, renovations are improvements to the existing configuration. Renovations and extensions can often be completed as part of one job – for example, you may decide to renovate your kitchen and bathroom and also extend your home to include two additional bedrooms.
House renovations in Brisbane are often conducted on Queenslander-style homes – homeowners generally want to maintain the historical integrity of their property whilst modernising certain aspects. We are specialists in both renovations and extensions for Queenslanders, including protected pre-1946 homes.
Benefits of a home renovation
Improve curb appeal of your house
Your house’s exterior is its first impression to visitors, neighbours and prospective buyers. Enhancing your garden and changing your front door and windows can dramatically affect how people perceive your property. Try not to go overboard, however. Your house could end up looking gaudy or over designed compared to your neighbours.
Adding a brand new kitchen or bathroom
The kitchen and bathroom are the two most important rooms of the house. Buyers’ decisions will often hinge on the design and functionality of the bathroom and kitchen, so it pays to spruce them up. New fittings and fixtures are best, but updating the tiles and cupboards will help too.
Overcoming difficulties in the housing market
Buyers want a house that feels fresh and new. Repainting and updating old fixtures is vital, and replacing old furniture and fittings is a big help. Creating a sense of space will help buyers see your house’s potential.
Create more space
Expanding your house creates possibilities that previously couldn’t exist. Even adding an extra room for storage removes the clutter from the rest of your home. And if you’re looking to sell, increasing square footage is the best thing you can do to increase value.
House extra family members
Whether you have a baby on the way, guests coming to visit or children and elders moving back home, an extra room or two will help you fit everyone in. A new bedroom will give them their own space, while a second bathroom will alleviate the common traffic jams of a large household.
Additional stream of income
Renting out an added bedroom is a great way to recover construction costs. The extra income will also help fund any future extensions you have planned.
Get In Touch
Corella Construction are one of the leading renovation builders in Brisbane. We have over 14 years’ building experience and can manage the entire renovation process from start to finish.
We will focus on your specific needs, requirements and lifestyle, as we acknowledge that every family and every home is different, and that no one client is the same.
For all of our renovation clients, we ensure that we work in a timely manner and facilitate honest and open communication. Whether you’re part-way into the planning process, or you’re just getting started, feel free to view our recent projects and get in touch.