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Jack & Karen

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Read more about Jack and Karen’s situation in regards to their project in Hawthorne below.

Jack & Karen

Ground Floor Rebuild, New Carport
and Front Yard External Works

It’s a rewarding feeling when previous customers come back to engage you for further work. And so it was with Jack and Karen, whom I had met some 13 years ago.

They had originally contacted me because of my experience in renovating Queenslanders, Colonials and Workers Cottages. Their home, a colonial, had been poorly renovated in the 90’s. A common occurrence with homes of this era. The problems had been many – a lack of connections between living areas and the rear terrace and poor construction quality to name a few.

Our renovation design dramatically improved the flow and interior style of the ground floor and extended to a renovation of the first floor bathroom. During this time, we designed and documented their project, including interior design. We sourced quotes and then oversaw the actual construction of the renovation. They were delighted with the outcome and happily supplied us with a case study review.

Jack and Karen then came back to us in 2018/2019 wanting to add more street appeal to their home. They also wanted to create a double carport, ground floor spare bedroom, new ground floor bathroom and a laundry.

Following initial works on the house, their home often caught the attention of others via social media as it was seen as having Hamptons like qualities.

On this basis, we proposed renovations which were still old colonial but with a hint of Hamptons. We designed an elevated carport, new driveway and a new front fence path, again with that hint of Hamptons styling.

Based on their previous experience, Jack and Karen had no hesitation in engaging us to supply our full suite of services from Step 1 through to Step 6.

The result has been stunning and Karen and Jack are completely delighted with the outcome. We’re looking forward to getting our photographer around to do a proper shoot of this wonderful project.