G'day folks. My wife and I have just settled on a new PPOR and would like to create a bit more space and make it less of a rabbit warren. It's currently 4 bedroom 2 bathroom but everything is smaller than we would like and the single garage has been walled up to create a rumpus area which has very little purpose other than a junk room. The main issue is that the kitchen is terribly small and the living areas are relatively dim and the bright side of the house is wasted on the 'family' room and 'garage/rumpus.' We're hoping to make it much more open plan and make the bathrooms and bedrooms a bit bigger and make better use of natural light. We are considering extending the house into the 'paradise room' and making the 'family' room and extension into the main lounge, kitchen and dining. We plan on decking behind that as it catches the afternoon sun and look over the back yard/pool. I would rather avoid extending the house as that gets very expensive quickly and I'm not sure how you would alter the roofline to make it work but my wife seems convinced that's the way forward so I'm happy to back her on that. Basically I'm trying to get a few ideas on what people would you do if this was your place. We don't want to spend a fortune on it but I'm confident it would be worth putting money into to get it how we want. Cheers!