Building Your Home Addition With Mindful Homes
Mindful Homes specialises in creating fully customised second storey and third storey additions for home owners across Perth. With more than 20 years’ combined experience working across a diverse range of property types, aesthetic tastes and budgets, we work closely with our clients and bring outstanding levels of quality, attention to detail and personalisation to all our projects.
Home Additions as Individual as You Are
As one of Perth’s leading boutique builders, we don’t believe in ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions and understand that all clients have unique needs, aspirations and budgets. That’s why we approach every project with an open mind; ready to listen and gain an understanding of how we can best help each client make their dream home a reality. As a hands-on, family-owned building company, we limit the number of Perth home addition, renovation and extension projects we take on each year. This enables us to really get to know our clients and partner with them throughout every phase of the design and construction process. Whilst we’re small enough to provide fully personalised service, we’re also big enough and experienced enough to bring exceptional levels of quality, expertise and value to all our home addition projects. Working with a highly qualified team of Architects, Building Designers, Draftspeople and trade professionals, we take care of everything required to deliver high quality, seamlessly executed outcomes for our clients.
A Single Point of Contact and Accountability Throughout the Entire Process
At Mindful Homes, the people who quote, scope and specify the work are the same people who execute the work. This means that Perth home owners choosing to work with us for their home additions will enjoy direct contact with the builders from concept to completion and throughout all stages in between. A specialist, boutique building company, Mindful Homes is owned and operated by David and Josie Martin. Each bringing with them more than 10 years’ experience across the home building and renovation industries, both David and Josie hold Diplomas of Building and Construction and have a genuine passion for their work.
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Why Build a Home Addition?
Building a home addition is a great way to significantly enhance the quality of the time you spend in your home with family and friends. Whilst some Perth home owners can find the prospect of embarking on a major home addition as daunting, with the right builder, the process can be seamless, relatively stress-free and even enjoyable. Mindful Homes specialises in helping Perth home owners realise the potential of their existing properties by designing and building fully customised double storey and triple storey home additions. Following are just some of the benefits you’ll experience when choosing Mindful Homes to create your home addition:
Preserve Existing Land
By building up, you can maintain your home’s existing footprint and create the extra space you need without encroaching onto your garden and outdoor entertaining areas. With land prices across Perth at a premium, particularly in more densely populated, inner city areas, building a second storey addition makes good financial sense. And with the right builders and designers who are experienced working across a diverse range of property styles, your home addition will seamlessly complement your existing home and appear as though it was always meant to be there. With over 20 years’ combined experience creating a wide range of home additions, home extensions, renovations and new builds across Perth, Mindful Homes works closely with our clients to deliver home addition solutions tailored to their individual needs and budgets.
In contrast to wasting money on the costs associated with moving house in Perth, such as stamp duty and agents’ fees, by putting these funds towards a home addition, you are instead investing in your own asset and effectively contributing towards your long-term wealth creation overall. A well designed second or third storey home addition has the potential to considerably increase the value of your home, often significantly over and above the cost of the project, and can help you realise a handsome profit on your home when the time comes to sell. As a small, family-owned boutique building company, Mindful Homes works with clients right across Perth with varying property styles and budgets. We can collaborate with you to understand your needs and design a home addition that you can afford and that will significantly enhance your lifestyle.
Create The Additional Space You Need
Depending on the style of your property, building even a small home addition has the potential to add considerable space, storage and functionality to your existing home. By taking advantage of unused space in the roof cavity, as well as features like dormer windows and attic bedrooms, it’s often possible to deliver several additional rooms out of what can appear to be a modest addition from the home’s exterior. For clients considering a more substantial solution, second storey additions can also be expansive; effectively doubling the size of the original house. Whether you’re considering a modest second storey addition or a complete transformation of your entire home, Mindful Homes can help. As a leading custom builder, we’ve successfully helped clients right across Perth add significant value, space and liveability to their properties through our award-winning home addition, extension and renovation services.
A Customised Solution
Working with a boutique builder like Mindful Homes to create your home addition will ensure the results are 100% tailored to your lifestyle, tastes and budget. Unlike many larger Perth home builders who rely on high volumes of work and aggressive sales targets, at Mindful Homes, we are a small, family-owned business dedicated to working on a limited number of high-quality projects each year. We take the time to listen to our clients, gain and understanding of their needs and create home additions designed to deliver optimal functionality, aesthetic appeal and value for money.
Improved Quality of Life
They say home is where the heart is but if yours is cramped, dated and no longer meeting your family’s needs, then this will significantly impact on the quality of time you spend in it. Building a fully customised home addition has the potential to provide more space for everyone, create additional privacy, improve the home’s liveability and generally make the space easier and more enjoyable to spend time in. By decluttering, creating dedicated space to spend time together and improving the flow and comfort of your existing property, you are essentially investing in your family’s long-term future in the home.
Stay Living Where You Love
If you already love your Perth neighbours, street and suburb, it makes sense to stay put. Moving house brings with it all the uncertainty of who you will be living next to, whether you’ll like your new street and whether you are unwittingly buying a home that will require unforeseen repairs. In contrast, building a second storey addition onto your existing home maintains continuity for your family and enables you to achieve the extra space you need without all the upheaval of moving. Whilst any sort of home addition or renovation is accompanied by some degree of disruption, when compared with the process of preparing your home for sale, maintaining it for open days, looking for a new home you can afford and haggling with real estate agents, it actually compares pretty favourably. And working with a reputable, hands-on builder, like Mindful Homes, will help ensure the entire process is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Our Home Addition Process
At Mindful Homes, having successfully delivered a wide variety of home extensions, renovations and new home builds across Perth, we understand that embarking on a home addition project can be daunting. That’s why we are committed to maintaining a highly personalised approach and working closely with you to exceed your expectations with regard to the quality, attention to detail and project management we deliver. Collaborating with highly qualified Architects, Building Designers, Draftspeople and trade professionals, here’s how we’d manage your home addition project:
Consultation and Quoting
We’ll meet with you on site to assess your existing property and talk through your aspirations, vision and budget. With more than 20 years’ combined experience working across Perth’s renovation, extension and new home building industries, we’ll also share our expertise on what we think would work well for your space. After having agreed on a conceptual plan, we’ll prepare a free cost estimate that provides you with an accurate idea of how much the design and construction of your home addition will cost. This includes allowances for all your fixtures and fittings based on your desired level of quality and aesthetic preferences. If you already have already sourced any of your fixtures or appliances yourself, these will simply be omitted from our pricing.
Plans and Engineering
If you’re happy with the initial concept design and cost estimate, we will move to getting your plans engineered and drawn up. Depending on the style of your home and the size and complexities of your build, your plans may be prepared by either an Architect, Building Designer or Draftsperson, together with a Structural Engineer. Mindful Homes works with a trusted network of design and engineering professionals across Perth and can seamlessly manage this entire process for our clients. We also work extensively with clients who have existing plans and we are more than happy to liaise with our clients’ selected design professionals and build to their specifications.
Final Quote, Contract and Scope of Works
Once you’re happy with the plans, and following any revisions you require, we’ll agree on a commencement date and Mindful Homes will prepare the final contract, itemised quote and scope of works. This will be signed by both you and us and will provide a detailed account of the final, fixed-price cost of your home addition as well the material specifications we’ve agreed on.
Council Submission and Permits
After both parties have signed the contract, we will take care of everything associated with obtaining council permits for your home addition. This includes completing all the necessary paperwork such as the CDC, Water Corp application, energy efficiency assessment and BA forms. Having liaised with many local councils across Perth, we can ensure the progression of your home addition permit application is managed as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
Construction and Fixtures Selection
Once construction has started, we will provide you with details of our suppliers’ showrooms so you can choose from a vast variety of fittings and fixtures. Depending on the scope of your home addition, and whether you have independently sourced any materials yourself, this may include everything from tiles, benchtops and cabinetry through to lighting, taps, sinks, flooring, window furnishings, appliances and paint. At Mindful Homes, we take complete responsibility for managing the build site on a day-to-day basis. This includes coordinating all required trades and maintaining your home in a safe, secure and orderly manner. As a small, family-owned building company, we go the extra mile to ensure your new home addition is efficiently constructed with as minimal disruption as possible to your usual activities. We also maintain continual communication with you throughout the build to answer any queries you have and keep you updated with the project’s progress.
Once your home addition project is completed to your satisfaction, you’ll enjoy the reassurance of our six-month maintenance period and ten-year structural warranty. Whilst we will bill you for some incremental payments throughout the project to cover the cost of materials, you will be given one week from submission of our final invoice to inform us of anything you feel needs rectifying prior to making your final payment.
Experience the difference working with a boutique builder like Mindful Homes can make to your Perth home addition project. Contact us to discuss how we can help turn your existing house into your new dream home!