A tired, three-bedroom house one day; a stylish and spacious, house extension, the next step.
Made possible by Garden Studios Project Team (Inna Schelov and Joseph Cade), this transformation brought down the Houzz, the “Facebook of the design and construction community”, earning it a review by senior writer, Georgia Madden.
Added to the task of working around unwieldy features such as three entrances and an outside laundry, was the challenge of completing the extension as quietly and in as little time as possible: the client was a couple expecting their second child.
The family needed more room, and they needed it before the little bundle of joy arrived. They also required, among other things, more storage space, more natural light, sustainable materials and construction methods, and visual harmony between the existing main house and the proposed extension.
Creating a Family-Friendly Design with Garden Studios
Garden Studios met all these requirements and more in just 90 business days, adding in a master bedroom, ensuite and walk-in wardrobe; as well as an open-plan kitchen and laundry. By linking the extension to the main house with a new, recycled-ironbark deck, Garden Studios made sure the family was undisturbed as much as possible during construction
Large doors and windows maximised light and air, built-in storage facilities maximised space, and insulated walls and roofing panels made the most of natural cooling or heating. Garden Studios also used recycled and sustainably sourced materials throughout the project.
To create a unified look for the entire home, Garden Studios also made sure that the floor and skirting boards, door handles, colours and other details matched. Notable features include floor-to-ceiling cabinets, kitchen island, skillion roof, high ceilings and a featured bay window.
Read the full article at Houzz for estimated budget and other details, and feel free to leave a comment or share feedback with us there. Or have a look at what we could do for your own home in terms of extensions or granny flats and get in touch with us here at Garden Studios.