The charming miners cottage needed a renovation to accommodate the wish list. The family had outgrown the original layout of a small kitchen with one bathroom located at the rear of the house. The house was cold and dark in winter due to the lack of natural light and insulation, site access was limited with no off-street parking.
Understanding the owners needs was paramount when designing the new layout. Set with a fixed budget our aim was to provide a renovation that would give the old miners cottage an internal makeover with a slight extension off the rear of the building. Moving the kitchen to the living room and extending the house to the edge of the existing deck created generous flowing living spaces from the front entrance of the house through to the common living areas. Positioning the kitchen around the perimeter of the room, whilst keeping the kitchen cabinets white adding a touch of colour with recycled timber shelves, resulted in an area where the family could enjoy and interact with ease from either the kitchen or living room.
A refreshing modern home accommodating the needs of the family with integrated living spaces for all to enjoy while remaining sympathetic for the need of privacy when required. The white colour palette chosen enhanced the space visually but softened with the recycled timber shelves and furniture provided the textures to give personality and charm to this home. A resounding result based on budget, design, and quality of finishes.