Home renovations can add a lot of value to your home. Whether it is a new kitchen, new garage, new storey, heating system, or some other innovation, home renovations in Perth can also raise your house value. And while you live it in, you’ll experience improved space, design, and well-being.
With people remaining home more often for work, exercise, recreation, and relaxation, home renovations make even more sense. Homeowners have added offices, gyms, and even rumpus rooms to their homes to add versatility without the need for public access options. There has never been a better time to make the most of your home with some needed renovations.
Portrait Custom Homes understands the value, ease, and peace of mind that adding o to or upgrading your space can bring to your entire family. We pride ourselves on taking the time to understand each customer’s unique needs, goals, and budget. We then put together a plan and schedule to deliver exactly what you want, how you want it. Our team is always upfront and transparent about pricing and what we can do for you.
Is a home renovation worth it?
Generally, a home renovation is worth the effort and investment since it will add value to your home. Keep in mind that this can be dependent on the cost of the renovation. If you go for luxury upgrades or build beyond the needs of typical home buyers, you may have some difficulty the entirety of your costs.
Home renovations in Perth can also be worthwhile by raising the quality of life for you and your family. The extra space can afford more storage as well as personal space for family members (and even pets!). If you live in an older or outdated home, the changes can also improve design, functionality, and efficiency. Renovation can also improve the functionality of a space to keep up with your current needs and lifestyle. It also gives you a chance to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home. Furthermore, a home renovation is typically cheaper than buying or building a new home.
When and why should I renovate my home?
While this can be appealing for any number of reasons based on your personal circumstances, the when and why for home renovation usually fall into two main categories:
Your current home no longer serves its purpose and needs updating to suit your lifestyle.
You are preparing to put the property on the market and want to increase resale value.
Which home renovations offer the best value for my Perth home?
It’s hard to answer this question in isolation since it depends on what your needs are. There’s no point in adding bedrooms if you have no need for the sleeping space, for example.
But in terms of increasing property value here in Perth, the best home renovations include converting the loft to a bedroom, converting the garage to a living space, adding a bathroom, and making the living area open plan. Garage door installations and stone veneers are other excellent ways to increase home value.
How long does a home renovation take?
The timeline for a home renovation varies depending on the extent of your project. The below table provides a general timeline for typical home renovation jobs. Do note that these are subject to change depending on your specific project requirements.
2 to 9 weeks
1 to 3 weeks
1 to 2 weeks
Living room renovation
Garden and deck renovation
1 to 2 weeks
Full home renovation
6 to 12 weeks
How much does home renovation cost?
There’s no one price that fits all when it comes to home renovations. The cost of your renovation depends on what kind of specific renovation you’re after, how complicated it is, and the materials or fixtures you choose. The table below summarises the typical price range for home renovation costs in Perth.
$2,000 – $30,000
$10,000 – $45,000
$10,000 – $35,000
$2,000 – $35,000
Living room renovation
$2,000 – $10,000
$5,000 – $40,000
Garden and deck renovation
$2,000 – $10,000
Full home renovation
$2,000 – $4,000 per m2
If you have a specific renovation in mind, we’re happy to receive your call at (08) 9317 8941 and provide you with a more accurate quote.
Why choose Portrait Custom Homes?
Our reputation at Portrait Custom Homes is built on honesty, transparency, and customer satisfaction. Prior to starting a home renovation, we’ll discuss your goals and expectations from the project so we can design a clear and concrete plan. We’re also happy to lend our expert advice to make sure that you’re able to maximise your budget. Once we agree on the renovation design and inclusions, we’ll provide you with a firm quote with no hidden charges.
Working with Portrait Custom Homes, you can be assured that:
We will listen carefully and understand your needs.
We will keep you engaged and informed in every step of the process.
We will communicate thoroughly in person and online.
We will do all we can to make your building experience a great one.
Frequently Asked Questions About Home Renovations In Perth
How can I save on home renovation costs?
The number one way to save on renovation costs is to hire a trustworthy and experienced contractor. Unfortunately, some contractors will view your home renovation as a way to make extra money along the way. They will bait you in with a low initial quote but keep billing you for additional costs that you can’t back out of as the renovation progresses further.
Before you enter into a renovation contract, be firm with your budget and demand a clear plan from your builder that outlines their scope of work and inclusions.
What is the difference between a renovation and a remodel?
For design and build professionals, the words remodel and renovate have two very different meanings, although they are used interchangeably. Remodels happen when a structure is drastically changed or replaced where renovations take existing homes and restore them to a better condition.
Can I DIY a home renovation?
For simple renovations, we encourage you to try doing them yourself to save on costs. Some examples of projects that you may be able to take on are:
Peel and stick DIY kitchen backsplash
Insulating a garage door
Landscaping a lawn
Pressure cleaning outdoor surfaces
For other renovation projects that require skilled work, it’s still best to hire a professional and experienced contractor.
What should I expect during a home renovation?
Aside from preparing your budget for the renovation, you should get ready for the impact that a home renovation will bring to your family and daily routine. Regardless of the project type, you can expect a home renovation to be loud and a bit messy at times. Although most professionals will try to minimise their impact, there’s no denying that a renovation will bring about certain inconveniences. This could mean temporarily restricting access to certain parts of your house while construction works are underway. For a major home renovation, you might even have to allow for a temporary living arrangement outside of your home.
Before construction work commences, ask for a schedule so you can prepare for the renovation in advance. We also advise that you warn your neighbours in advance to stop noise complaints before they start.
Is it better to renovate or move?
In most cases, a renovation is a more affordable undertaking than moving or building a new house. Whether it is the better option or not depends on a number of factors that only you can answer.
You should most likely renovate if:
You are happy with your home but want to update certain parts
You need extra living space and have the room to extend
You want to improve your living conditions on a tight budget
You like your neighbourhood and community and want to stay
You should most likely move if:
You have space constraints on possible upgrades
You no longer think your home is in an ideal location
You want a change and can afford the cost of moving homes
Why are many home renovations in Perth typically costly?
The reason why home remodelling projects tend to always cost more and take longer than agreed upon is that some general contractors want to make maximum money from you. Maximizing profits is lesson one when it comes to business, but there are better ways than others to achieve this. For many contractors, this means tacking on costly upgrades or not being clear about initial costs. Another issue is that once one wall is open, homeowners can get excited and want to expand the project to include new things without realizing the financial impact.
Thankfully, this is simply not the case with Portrait Custom Homes. We are upfront and transparent about our pricing. It’s what our reputation and business are built upon.
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