Top 10 Tips for Renovating Your Home in Sydney

Renovating your home in Sydney is an exciting and rewarding endeavour. Whether you’re looking to enhance your living space, accommodate a growing family, or increase the resale value of your property, a well-planned renovation can make a world of difference.

However, it’s crucial to approach the process with care and consideration to ensure a successful and stress-free transformation.

In this blog, we’ll explore the top 10 tips for renovating your home in Sydney and how Extendahome can help you achieve your renovation goals with their unique Smooth Sailing™ Building System Guarantee.

1. Start with a Clear Vision

Before you dive into any renovation project, take the time to envision what you want to achieve. Identify your family’s needs and create a list of goals for the renovation. This initial step will serve as your roadmap throughout the project.

2. Decide between Moving and Improving

Consider whether it’s more practical to renovate your current home or move to a new one. Factors like your attachment to your current location, the costs of moving, and potential return on investment should guide your decision.

3. Choose a Professional Approach

Professional planning is essential for a successful renovation. Begin by consulting with experts who can guide you through the process, ensuring your ideas and goals align with your budget and the structural aspects of your home.

4. Structural Evaluation

Most homes in Sydney are strong enough to accommodate first-floor extensions. However, it’s crucial to have an independent structural engineer inspect your home to identify any considerations or limitations.

5. Builder Reputation

Verify the reputation of the builder you choose for your renovation. Contact organisations like the Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association and the Department of Fair Trading to ensure they are reputable and have a history of delivering quality work.

6. Smooth Sailing™ Building System Guarantee

Extendahome, a leading name in Sydney home renovations, offers a unique Smooth Sailing™ Building System Guarantee. This guarantee is designed to put your mind at ease and ensure your renovation is as stress-free as possible. From the initial conversation to the moment you step into your newly extended home, Extendahome is committed to providing that hassle-free experience.

7. Accommodate Family Growth

One common reason for home renovations in Sydney is to accommodate a growing family. An extension can provide the extra space you need while also improving the value of your home.

8. Plan for a Stress-Free Experience

Renovating your home is a significant undertaking, and it can be stressful. To minimise disruption and create a smooth project, choose a builder focused on minimising any disturbances to your lifestyle. Ask about guarantees in place to ensure a seamless process.

9. Handling Variations

Select a builder with a written system for handling variations. This ensures that any extra work incorporated into the project is appropriately communicated and agreed upon, avoiding unexpected additional costs.

10. Maximising Resale Value

Remember that your renovation can significantly increase the resale value of your home. Careful planning, quality craftsmanship, and a reputable builder can help you achieve a return on your investment when it’s time to sell your property.

In summary, renovating your home in Sydney can be a transformative experience, but it requires careful planning and a professional approach.

If you’re considering a home renovation in Sydney, Extendahome’s Smooth Sailing™ Building System Guarantee is committed to minimising disruption, handling variations and ensuring top-notch craftsmanship for anyone looking to enhance their living space.

Renovating your home should be an exciting adventure, not a source of stress. With the right vision, a professional approach, and a reputable builder, your renovation can be a remarkable success that improves your lifestyle and enhances your home’s value.

Sydney’s iconic skyline and beautiful neighbourhoods offer countless opportunities for creating your dream living space. So, take these tips to heart, embark on your renovation journey confidently, and let us guide you to a smooth and stress-free transformation.

Expert Renovation Designing and Builds in Sydney

Contact the leading designers and builders at Extend a Home for expert renovations. Our team specialises in ground floor extensions and first floor home additions for homes throughout Sydney, with over 80 years of combined experience bringing functional and beautiful home renovation ideas to life.

Call us today on 02 9736 3344 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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Project: When the house was renovated by Extend a Home, I felt as if we’d doubled our house size.I just felt this was realy the home the would set us up for the next 10 years. The way they designed and built into it, it felt a lot larger, like we got a lot more bang for the buck than we expected we would

Trent & Emma

Project: I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven in this house.I walk in, and it’s a sense of peace ’cause the openness and the light. It’s like people rent a place like this for their summer holidays and I feel like I’m here.


I felt like my dream had come true. This is a house that we can leave our sons with confidence so it was an investment as much as it was a lifestyle change. With renovating and extending,we’ve got more storage, especially the study and the library. As a handyman myself, I was looking for attention to the work they did, the quality of the work, so nothing is too hard and it sort of just ran smoothly

Steve & Jane

When the house was fully renovated, I felt like it was somewhere that I wanted to stay for the rest of my life it really is a friendly home to be proud of, My experience working with Extend a Home was far more pleasant than I ever thought it could be

Michele & Glen

Project: When the house was newly renovated by Extend a Home, we fet so happy, we finally got the property that we’d actually envisaged in our minds and that we always wanted. Its delivered everything that we expected and more

Richard McPartlin

Project: When Extend A Home extended our home I felt that everything was under control while they are managing the project they know what they are doing and I feel that I’m safe in their hands.We needed the space for our relatives that come over and would like to live in this place a bit longer

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