Queenslander Renovation in Bulimba – Correcting Poor Layout

Renovation in Bulimba – Background

My clients for this project had always wanted a home in Brisbane to really enjoy both inside and outside living along with their five grown-up children and their partners ranging in age from 18 to 25.

In 2009 their house had been renovated, but this work failed to take into account our climate. The resulting renovation had limited respect for the fabric of this grand old 1880’s pyramid style Queenslander.

Project scope

Originally these clients engaged me to design a screen for the backyard to provide privacy from their neighbours. Following the completion of this work, they requested a design for a new ground floor living area with a bar.

When this plan was presented, they then commissioned me to create a new design to rectify all the poor design problems created by the 2009 renovation.

Details of the project renovation

This 2009 renovation was dark and noisy and had no connection to the outside. The purpose of engaging me was to remedy this situation. Thus I developed a new ground floor layout with an outdoor lounge, a guest room and an entertainment room with a bar. The design also included the building of a new garage.

When I design a new home or renovation, I take into account the aspect of the home, natural light and prevailing breezes. The final design took all of this into account, met with the client’s need for a home that reflected their lifestyle and retained the grandeur of their 1880’s Queenslander.

Queenslander renovations

As an architect, I design new homes and renovations of varying different styles. I do however have a significant amount of experience in Queenslander renovations and am known by many as the architect who has a specialisation in Queenslander renovations. Should you have a Queenslander that you would like to raise, extend or redesign, you may be interested in visiting my Queenslander gallery.

Renovation in Bulimba

Would you like to know more about our design process?  Do you want to know how to take the first step in your project?

Contact dion seminara architecture now to begin your project.

Related Case Study

Related Projects


dion Seminara architecture | Brisbane architects committed to satisfying client living + working needs | Renovation and unique new home specialists, multi-residential and fitouts | Servicing all suburbs of Brisbane and surrounds