As the owner of your own home, you have probably been realising lately that you seem to be running out of space. The home that you bought many years ago, seemed to be right for you at that time, but now that you have additional members and your family has grown, they are all crying out for their own space. There are a number of choices open to you and one of them is to move to a bigger property, or you could make some changes to the property that you currently own. Many people choose to do some kind of building work renovation to create the space that they need because it works out being a lot cheaper to do, than buying a completely new property.
For many homeowners, it might involve a knock down rebuild in Canberra, but cost is a huge factor in all of this. However, you will be pleased to know that a knock down and rebuild isn’t as expensive as you thought it might be, and it’s definitely a lot cheaper than having to buy a new property. If you’re experiencing issues with space in your current property, there are a number of things that you can do in order to create more room for your family members.
* Renovate your attic space – Many homes have the attic at the top of the house and it is a space that is totally under utilised. All we do is keep some old boxes and maybe the Christmas tree up there, but that’s the extent of its use. This is a space that could be easily turned into one or two additional bedrooms and with the addition of a skylight, the kids will probably be fighting over who gets to sleep there. It is an excellent way to create more room in your current property without any great expense.
* A garage conversion – If you’re honest with yourself, you will admit that nine times out of ten, you park the car in the drive and not actually in the garage. The garage is full of things that you no longer need but you are too afraid to throw away and the washing machine as well. This is the perfect space to create what is known as a granny flat and any good builder worth his salt, will be able to transform this place into another room in the house.
It’s fair to say that you might have already used the above ideas, and so your only option might be to knock down a certain section of your current property and then rebuild so that it is something more usable.