Here is how you go about transforming a pokey two-bedroom Queenslander into something four times its original size.
Walvin Constructions Pty Ltd managing director John Walvin says this project is a good example of the type of renovations he coordinates, having been offering building design and construction work for nearly two decades.
“They (the owners) approached us knowing we also design the projects we build, and they wanted some direction on how they could develop the site,’’ Mr Walvin said.
The two-bedroom home had been used as rented accommodation and the owners were yet to move into it.
“They wanted an extensive renovation over two levels turning it into a nice family home,’’ he said.
The overhaul of the property included raising the building to offer enough space to build in underneath, extending the home to a height above the recognised Bulimba flood level.
The living area was moved to the new ground floor, creating an open plan living space with a study, powder room, car accommodation and storage.
The upper level now consists of all the bedrooms, bathrooms, informal living space and storage.
Mr Walvin said it was imperative home owners do their own research with regards to furnishings and finishes to help ease the renovation process.
“Everything needs to be detailed prior to construction so the building process can flow, and there is not intervals while owners are still selecting things,’’ he said.
Source: Ben Johnson from Quest Side News