If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that 2020 has been an extraordinary year, and one we hope will never be repeated.

Whilst we continue to come to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic and the global impact on populations, economies, travel and trade, Victorian’s endured and survived the second toughest lockdown restrictions anywhere in the world.

Now, after almost four months in lockdown, and after more than a month of COVID-free days, the sacrifices we’ve made along the way have forever shaped our behaviours and attitudes.

“As a residential builder, crafting beautiful homes and lifestyles for our clients always puts a smile on my face” Jonathan Giurdinella – Managing Director JKG Building. Our home is our retreat, our safe place. It’s somewhere we go to escape the daily grind, entertain family and friends, watch our families grow and rejuvenate each and every night. More recently, we’ve adapted our homes into offices and workplaces, and just like that a new era has been born, the ‘work from home’ era.

Let’s face it, ‘work from home’ is here to stay, and the overwhelming majority of us are loving the freedom and flexibility it offers, regaining precious hours by avoiding the work commute and office-based interruptions. Instead, we are opting for healthier lifestyles with regular exercise, home cooked meals and quality time with family.

This lifestyle shift is leading us to reconsider the suitability of our existing dwelling and spaces so it’s not surprising to see a substantial uplift in demand for attached and detached home improvements and extensions.

Clients are noting common problems such as the need for more quiet spaces, improved ventilation and climate control, enhanced security, greater Wi-Fi connectivity and power supply, visual privacy and separating workspaces from home spaces. Subsequently, we are seeing demand grow for multi-purpose spaces which can be transformed into an office, study, rumpus room, guest room, hobby room or teenage retreat.

Once we understand what our clients want we work with them and our trusted architects to design spaces that accommodate their specific needs in the most efficient and sympathetic manner. That’s how JKG Building creates highly functional structures and spaces that complement the original dwelling, enhance street appeal and improve property value.

Contact us at or (03) 9346-7963 to discuss your unique space requirements and we’ll be happy to guide you through our home enhancement process.

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