Architects Chelmer – Home Renovation 090905

dion seminara architecture, Chelmer Renovation

The design for this chelmer renovation revolves around improving the liveability of the client’s ground floor areas and adding additional bedrooms on the first-floor level. A substantial amount of both the ground floor and first floor levels were recycled quite effectively. Poor zoning of spaces on the ground floor and poor linkage to external spaces were the main issues for this home. This has been corrected largely by relocating the client’s kitchen. A kitchen space is seen as the hub of the home, it is important this space is well located. The kitchen now links the indoors with the outdoors.

Streetscape Enhancements

These included a new garden with a hedge to hide the rock wall at the front of the home. A new freestanding letter box and front path to improve the appearance of the main entry. The existing batten garage door was replaced with a contemporary polycarbonate clad panel lift door.

Ground Floor and Internal Changes

The front entry was made more private with a feature wall. The ceiling was transformed to disguise the exposed beams and create a unique cross hatch effect. The living room replaced the current kitchen. There is now a new study/music room, new laundry, new powder room, new secondary living area and new kitchen.

The kitchen is now a galley style with an island bench and direct connection with the outdoor rear entertainment area and new dining space. There are new internal stairs to the first floor. A large study desk has been incorporated for children to do their homework with supervision.

Backyard Additions and Changes

A new outdoor room was included with direct access from the new dining and kitchen areas. This space includes external kitchen, screening Slimline water tanks are also to be incorporated.

First Floor Additions and Changes

Two new bedrooms plus a new internal stair where included on this level. The two existing bedrooms on the north-east corner were converted to a new main bedroom, with ensuite and dressing/robe and shoe storage for 100 pairs of shoes!!

Client Testimonial

“Dion was very easy to work with and took the time to understand our brief. We were clear with what we wanted and Dion was able to partner us along the way, making good suggestions without taking over the project. The staged process effectively built cost certainty into the end result because everything was clearly documented in advance. We are so very happy with our family home and appreciate it in different ways as the seasons change.”

Chelmer History and Architecture

Chelmer is a residential area with many Queenslanders with large verandahs and iron roofs. More recent designs include brick homes. It was effected during the 2011 Brisbane floods with many houses going under. Chelmer is approx 7 km west of Brisbane and it is on the Brisbane River.

As a winner of the flood design awards, we understand what is required to renovate in Chelmer.

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

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