existing plan for renovation

:What I want to enhance from the existing layout:

*I like how the layout of the plan doesn’t need huge changes. Although from the existing photo’s wall the internal walls are timber framed with the most ugly veneer. So we are resheeting with gyprock through out – sometimes white walls are a beautiful!

*We were going to straighten out the bay window, but have decided to keep them & enhance them with some lovely shutters. As these windows face west they are going to need as much protection as possible. Need to research plants I can put in front of the bay windows – which is also the porch area (facing the street front).

*Open up the kitchen dining area to open out onto the alfresco dining area.


:The main issues with the existing plan:

*A lack on northern sun (which hits the left side of the house) only 1 window has northern sun in the dining area.

*Living area is a bit tight, going to need come up with furniture layouts that’s going to work. Create a nook or recess for the TV media unit.

*Kitchen layout is small and too many corner cabinets. I really dislike corner pantry’s too. Need to look at these issues.

*Top left bedroom needs built in storage, because it’s the smallest room.




proposed plan for renovation


* Decreased the Master Bedroom slightly to put more room into the Living area & created a recess where the TV media unit will go. (still designing this)

*Decreased the width of the Ensuite to create a walk in pantry &  a walk in Robe to the Master Bedroom.

* Created a recess to hallway – this is where I’m planning to create a secret cupboard or nook for kids bags / shoes – Maybe a computer nook. still deciding, still designing this.

* All the bedrooms now have built in robes.




Renovation idea: The overall feel I’m trying to achieve is a scandi but coastal influence. White and simple with splashes of natural wood tones.


Heres a selection of finishes & tones I want to use in our renovation. A concept board.