t’s common for homeowners to outgrow the house they’ve been living in for years. Whether their family has grown or their lifestyle simply requires more space, a common solution to the problem is extending up or out. That’s where a Refresh second storey additions and extensions builder can help. It’s often cheaper to extend than move to a bigger house in the Gold Coast, and we can see why it is becoming an increasingly popular choice in Queensland.
If you have questions about extending your home upwards, we have answered a few common questions here. However, if you’re already ready to get started, get in touch with us, and the Refresh Gold Coast team will provide you a bespoke home addition design and take care of your entire project from start to finish!
Many Gold Coast citizens fall in love with their neighbourhood and street, which is why they loathe the idea of moving to a new house, away from their friends, neighbours, local shops, and schools. So when they need more space, they have three options: Knock down their existing property and build a larger house, extend their current home out if they have a huge land area, or build up by adding a second floor!
With the potential of literally doubling the area of your house, without sacrificing yard space or extending your home closer to your neighbours’, the trend is to add a second storey.
In the Gold Coast, there are two main trends: Add a second level as an investment, or do so to accomodate for your growing family and lifestyle.
Adding a second floor can bump up the value of your property significantly as it allows future homeowners to take advantage of the famous Gold Coast views. Whether your home is located close to the beach, city, or mountains, there’s something for every house to admire.
Those looking to extend their home for themselves, do so to keep their yard area intact, and love the idea of being able to customize the entire second floor to match their needs or wants. They decide how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces they want to add. Some opt for home theatres and games rooms, others add home offices and large master bedrooms with walk-in closets and attached ensuites.
With so many options available to you, Refresh can help you decide on the best course of action for your second storey addition!
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The exact cost to add a second level to your house will depend on several factors such as the land area of your home, whether you want a full second storey addition or a partial extension, as well as the age of your home and the material it is built from.
However, based on our completed projects in the Gold Coast and other parts of Queensland, we estimate* a starting price of $1,850 per square meter, to upwards of $3,300 per square meter.
Whatever your budget, your Refresh Renovations Consultant will ensure to provide the best outcome to match your needs and wants.
As a second storey addition requires a significant amount of building, it is likely to require council approval. Additionally, you may also have to check with your local zoning bureau as your suburb might have specific height limits and restrictions of how your house looks.
In any case, your Refresh Renovations Consultant will take care of everything on your behalf.
Our end-to-end project management process is made to provide you with expert advice on all situations during your home extension and ensure the second storey addition is as stress-free as possible!
When it comes to adding a second floor to your home, it’s important to consider several factors. Refresh will start by inspecting your property’s foundations to check whether it can hold the weight of an entire second storey. If reinforcement is necessary, we can provide it!
Refresh will create a bespoke design for your home extension and provide you with working drawings. We will use our expertise to create a seamless addition to your existing home and act as a single point of contact throughout the entire project. We’ll deal with all sub-trades and make sure your second storey addition is completed with little disruption to your daily life.
Refresh will not only help you decide on the best way to proceed, but ensure your second storey addition is completed on time, on budget, and to the highest standards.
If you’re wondering exactly how much your second floor extension is going to cost or how our Gold Coast team can make the entire process easier for you, get in touch with one of our Renovation Consultants today!