5 Benefits of Raising Your House
Whether you’re chasing better views or seeking more space, raising your home can achieve both, as well as increase the value of your home.
Creating More Space
Raising your home is a great way to create more space in your home without compromising your yard area. The new space can provide more living areas, whether it’s a storage space, garage or entertainment area. Downstairs areas are often cooler than the upstairs rooms and as everyone knows, Brisbane summers can get a bit on the hot side, so making the most of the new space and creating a cool living is a great way of avoiding the heat. Another reason to raise rather than extend could be due to the limitations regarding heritage or character listed homes. These regulations are in place to maintain the homes classic appearance even after renovations, however, they can also be limiting when it comes to extensions, making raising a good solution. Raising your Queenslander maintains the homes appearance as well as achieving the extension that you desire. If you’re unsure if your home is classified as a heritage or character property, see the councils mapping tool. **link**
Brisbane homes have felt the damage of heavy rainfall a number of times, so rather than taking the risk and paying for repairs when flood damage occurs, why not take preventative measures first? Raising your home can save your home from flood damage, especially homes that are close to the Brisbane River.
Older homes inevitably face aging and when it comes to stumps this can pose a safety issue. Raising your home allows for restumping to take place, strengthening the foundation and realigning the home. Another benefit of new stumps is the protection against termites, water and rotting. Restumping today is to a much better standard and can withstand the Australian climate for much longer.
Take Advantage of The Views
One key benefit of raising your house, especially in the hilly suburbs of Brisbane, is the views. Whether you’re facing the river and the cityscape around it, or the forestry scattered throughout the outskirts of the city, there are views at every angle. Plus, the higher up you are, the more likely you are to catch that afternoon breeze. Once you raise your house, you might seek a better way to observe the sunsets, so why not add a large deck onto your home?
Adding Value To Your House
Overall, raising your home maintains the yard space, creates views and provides extra living space, all of which are beneficial in adding value to your home. Homebuyers look for spacious homes that they can make their own, so when presented with a large, spacious and airy home with a large yard, they are likely to be drawn to it.