Kitchen and Living Room Extension in Kingsford

Project Duration: 3 Months 

Expanding a Home's Horizons: A Family's Journey to Spacious Living Through Home Extension in Kingsford, NSW

Home extensions have become increasingly popular over the years as homeowners have started to recognise the value of making the most of their available space. Whether it’s a growing family, a desire for more entertaining space, or simply the need for more storage, home extensions offer a practical solution to enhance living areas and provide an overall improved quality of life. By expanding their homes, homeowners can create more functional living spaces without having to endure the hassle of moving. With the help of skilled contractors, home extensions can transform cramped, outdated living spaces into modern, spacious retreats that cater to a family’s unique lifestyle needs.

In the following case study, we’ll take you through the journey of a family in Kingsford NSW who underwent a kitchen and living room extension with Holden Constructions, expanding their home’s horizons and achieving spacious living.

About The Project

The owners, Maree and Tony, engaged Holden Constructions to build a new kitchen, living and dining area, and a rear deck for their home. The original house was too small to meet the needs of the growing family, so they opted for a complete build and partial demolition through the entire build until completion. This involved partially demolishing the existing structure at the back of the house to create space for the new extension. The goal was to create a more functional living space that catered to the family’s lifestyle needs. 


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Our Approach

At Holden Constructions, we believe that even small home extensions deserve the same attention to detail and planning as large-scale construction projects. For Maree and Tony’s property in Kingsford, NSW, we approached the job with the same level of professionalism and expertise as we would for a much larger project. 

Before starting the construction work, we completed a detailed planning and scheduling process to ensure that the project ran smoothly and efficiently. This included mapping out each step of the construction process, identifying any potential issues that may arise and developing contingency plans to deal with them. We also communicated regularly with Maree and Tony to keep them informed of the progress and ensure that their needs and preferences were incorporated into the design.

Our team of experienced professionals worked diligently to ensure that the project was completed to the highest standards, with great attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Throughout the project, we maintained a clean and organised work site, ensuring that the construction work did not disrupt the daily routine of the homeowners. We were committed to completing the project on time and within budget, and our planning and scheduling process allowed us to seamlessly integrate the new space into the existing house, creating a cohesive and beautiful living area for the family to enjoy.

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Rising Above Adversity: Overcoming Major Challenges to Deliver a Successful Home Extension Project

During the home extension project for Maree and Tony’s property in Kingsford, Holden Constructions faced a number of challenges that required creative problem-solving skills and flexibility. 

One of the main challenges was creating the large open space that Maree and Tony desired for their kitchen and living area. We worked closely with the engineer to make a few changes to the original design and ensure that the structure could support the open space without compromising its integrity. This required careful planning and attention to detail, as well as close collaboration between our team and the engineer. In the end, we were able to create a beautiful and functional living space that exceeded our client’s expectations.

Another challenge was the tight worksite with limited access around the extension. However, we were fortunate to have rear lane access to the property, allowing us to make a gate with the old back fence to gain better access to the project site. This enabled us to bring in the necessary equipment and materials, as well as manage the construction process more efficiently.

In the end, the challenges that arose during the home extension project ultimately strengthened our resolve and dedication to delivering the highest level of service to our clients. We are proud of the results we achieved and the positive impact we made on Maree and Tony’s lives.

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Reflections on the Project: What We Would Do Differently

During the project, there were some minor changes to the finishes, which were made as the clients saw the project coming together. These changes were incorporated smoothly and ultimately enhanced the overall finish of the project. While there were some minor delays as a result of these changes, we were able to complete the project on time and within the agreed-upon budget. Overall, we were delighted with the result and are confident that the clients were equally satisfied with the outcome. 

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Key Accomplishments

As we reflect on this home extension project, there are three things that we are particularly proud of. 

Firstly, the design elements, such as the raked ceilings, high windows, and the back wall that opens up onto the new deck, gave the modest-sized extension a sense of spaciousness and grandeur.

Secondly, the installation of steel beams to enable the cantilevered awnings was a challenging feat, but we were thrilled with the end result.

Finally, the seamless integration of the new extension with the existing features of the home was a satisfying accomplishment, and we were delighted to create a space that flawlessly blended modern and traditional aesthetics.

Overall, this project was a testament to our team’s expertise and dedication to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients, as they were beyond satisfied with the finished product. 

If you’re planning a home renovation, extension, or construction project and need a trusted builder to work with, feel free to get in touch with Holden Constructions. We have all the skills and resources to turn your dreams into a reality.