This Taringa family had totally outgrown their traditional weatherboard home. They were seeking in their Taringa colonial home renovation additional space for living areas, bedrooms, study area as well as the bathroom. The family also wanted an outdoor area that was suitable for entertaining. The design philosophy for the design solution that I provided to this client revolved around creating a liveable environment for the family now and also for their needs in the future.
An open plan living area was created within the design by relocating the kitchen. The relocation of the kitchen meant that the new living room would capture the light and airflow that the house obtained from the north-east. An extension to the roof lines was also incorporated into the design to cater for the outdoor dining. Furthermore, the roof line was designed to extend across part of the kitchen as well and the bbq are to increase the light levels into the dining room and kitchen area as well as the outdoor area itself. A second roof line design was also recommended for over the front balcony to further help improve light levels and create a new streetscape appeal.
The re-design of the home meant that the current main living area would become a secondary living area separated from the new main living area by timber-framed obscure glass doors. The design also allowed for the proposed new TV/play area to be converted to a study area and the new study to become the TV/entertainment area when the children were older. To facilitate the extra bedrooms, bathroom, study and laundry a new pavilion addition was designed. To cater for clothes drying a covered drying area was included in the design to occupy the most western area under the planned new first floor areas. As regards outdoor space the design provided for a large courtyard styled space to replace the uneven backyard so as to give the children somewhere to play outside for many years to come.
A second stage was also designed for the Taringa colonial home renovation. This stage recommended the main bathroom was converted into an ensuite and a powder room added. An internal staircase, new double garage were recommended and finally, the roof of the garage was identified as designed as a new balcony area.
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