As you may be aware, Concept Constructions have just completed a sweet little reno in Fairy Meadow, NSW.
The home was very old but in a great location, so it was worthwhile investing the money to bring it back to life. Some important questions we considered when deciding whether to renovate or build a new home were;
- How workable is the orientation of the existing home?
- Is the area a new home area? Or a renovated old home area? How do values compare? Will renovating cause us to over-capitalize or not?
We decided that the spot was a definite green tick, so we had the surveyors come to ensure the home was in the right spot. Then we redesigned the interior so that it was more workable and open, adjusting a few walls here and there.
Here is a progress photo of the boys stripping the old bathroom. Old fibro was replaced by James hardie VillaBoard lining. Wet sealing followed, then floor to ceiling tiling completed the look.
We used James Hardie HardieGroove panelling for a feature wall in the main living area and main bedroom, which has come up a treat – see the before and after shots of the bedroom here.
Adding barn doors between the two living spaces was a nice feature and great alternative to standard cavity sliders. This made it so much easier in a renovation, not to have to knock more walls down to create a cavity for doors to slide into.
We had limited space off the kitchen for the door to the deck, but using custom stacker doors from Hanlon Windows, we were able to get the most opening we could without going to bifolding doors. We added a sliding stacker window to the kitchen area too, and a ledge to allow for bar style drinks/dining. For the windows we choose Colorbond Surfmist to stay with the Coastal Hamptons theme.
The kitchen came up a treat, with the finishing touches all black, to add sophistication and style to the home. The Bench we choose is CaesarStone Sleek Concrete, teamed with white kitchen doors, it looks great! Reece supplied the plumbing fixtures and fittings.
The concrete pendant lights were sourced from Beacon Lighting.
The old flooring was ripped up to reveal lovely cypress floor boards underneath, which we had sanded back and freshly polished.
The exterior of the renovation was completed stripped and redone with Scyon Linea Cladding to complete the look.