It’s that time of year again, the time when you really wish your house had more space… Yes it’s the holiday season, when The Relatives Come To Stay.

While there are certain things you can do to promote goodwill to all men during a Christmas visit, let’s face it, an extra bedroom and bathroom wouldn’t go amiss when the hoards arrive with suitcases the size of small planets. “Wonder if we could do a loft conversion in the roof space?” you think, and start Googling ‘dormer windows’ on your phone during those precious moments you have to yourself.

Struggling to fit everyone around the table in your cramped, dingy dining room? A renovation that reworks your home’s floor plan – to create light-filled, open-plan living spilling onto an airy alfresco area – sounds like just the trick. An extension could increase the area of your house’s footprint, while an extra storey doubles your liveable space.

If you’ve been blessed with the right size and type of block, you could even consider a ‘granny flat’ or secondary dwelling – a fast-track solution that’s becoming increasingly popular among Sydney homeowners.

You’ve made your mind up about what type of home transformation you want, but then your heart sinks when you anticipate all the bureaucracy involved in getting council approval. Terms like Development Application, Complying Development Certificate, shadow diagrams and BASIX start getting bandied around and it all seems overwhelming.

Which is where we come to the rescue. The draftsmen and building designers at Design Plus Drafting can handle all the documentation for you, generating immaculate drawings from full architectural design to plans for minor works like a new deck. We liaise with your local council on your behalf and ensure the approval process runs as smoothly as possible. Think of us as Santa’s little helpers.

That said, we wish all Design Plus Drafting customers past, present and future a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Call us after January 9 to make your Christmas home design wishes come true.