Adding the Finishing Touches

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Our team wears many hats for the journey that we go through together as we seek to create a home extension or custom new build for your family. From recommending the right designer, to holding the council accountable, to making sure that the highest standards of quality are being achieved.

Alvin on-site with one of our clients Andy, going through the progress so far & making recommendations for the next stages

We look after you every step of the way. The one step of the journey where your input will always trump our expertise, is how you want the finished result, whether it be a new kitchen or bathroom, the addition of an upper level or a custom new build to feel. Its a personal choice and it totally comes down to your family, your tastes and the way that you live. It is an exciting opportunity, to make your home truely yours but it can also be very overwhelming when you take into account the number of choices that are involved. 

Having a team like Certified Home Extensions on-board means you can avoid looking like this lady, as we provide all of the assistance and recommendations that you require to choose the fittings and fixtures for your home extension or architectural new build

​Take this kitchen renovation we recently completed for Carolyn and Jon in Dannemora for example. In order to take their home from this before picture, to the stylish, minimalistic look that we achieved with the finished result, these were some of the decisions that Carolyn had to make;

  • Flooring Type & Colour
  • Kitchen Benchtop Material
  • Kitchen Cabinetry Material
  • Sink Type
  • Kitchen Tap
  • Appliances
  • Splash Back Height, Location & Material
  • Door Handles
  • Paint Colour
  • Type of Door ​

And that was just for a kitchen renovation! If there had been bathrooms and/or external additions involved, the list would have trebled. Its easy to understand why people sometimes struggle with this process as there is a lot of pressure to make the right choices that you can be proud of 5,10 and even 20 years down the track. That is part of the reason why it is so important to have experienced professionals helping you with every stage of the process as you strive to make your home extension or custom new build a reality

BEFORE – Carolyn and Jon weren’t huge fans of the green and terracotta colour scheme of their kitchen (funnily enough). It was also located in the centre of what was a spacious, yet very closed off area which didn’t work for their family, let alone the dinner parties they like to have with extended family and friends
AFTER – We moved the location of the kitchen completely, into a walk thru space that had previously housed nothing more then a sofa. Large bifold doors added light and indoor outdoor flow to their stylish, monochromatic kitchen. A definite improvement on the orange & terracotta!

Here at Certified Home Extensions we manage every step, making these decisions as easy as possible for you, as we go from a to b and tick milestones off, prior to construction beginning on your architectural new build or home extension. The way that we help you can differ, depending on what you need from us. For example, you might like to visit every showroom in Auckland as you make your decisions, so our input might be limited to giving you a to do list and pointing you in the direction of our trusted suppliers. ​

Alternatively, you might not have a clue about what you want & feel overwhelmed at the thought of even making a decision. In that case, our client development manager Emily would visit a range of showrooms with you, speaking to reps and presenting you with a limited range of popular, quality product to select from, reducing the over stimulation and making it as easy as possible for you to select fittings and fixtures which will look fantastic in your home extension or new build for years to come.

Carolyn going through colour selections with our kitchen designer Callan at their showroom in Patumahoe

So if you’re thinking about beginning the journey towards making a home extension, renovation or architectural new build a reality, yet feeling overwhelmed at thought of all of the decisions you will have to make, don’t let that fear stop you. Give the Certified Home Extensions team a call today or send us an email & Emily will be in touch within 24 hours. We’ll hold your hand every step of the way!

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