24.7.12

Handover Time!


The Terrigal Project is at completion for interior building works so I thought I'd do a BEFORE & AFTER post as we hand her back to the owners.
 The two level lounge was made into one larger room, the fireplace was removed and existing Ikea Expedit bookcases (one more to be added) recessed into a purpose built niche. New solid Spotted Gum flooring was added and extended to dining, kitchen and entry areas.


  Removal of the fireplace allowed a niche to be built to house a new flat-screen television, surround sound equipment and the all important change to roof line, with windows added to capture 180 degree ocean views.


 Handrails in frame less glass are still to be fitted to the dining area above right.
 The kitchen came 'out of the closet' so to speak and now gives the owner a connection to the house and that awesome view! A mirror splash back is still to be fitted below right and dah dah...shown finished below!









The new laundry provides a washing machine at a height requiring no bending and a hanging area (rod to be added) for internal drying of delicates over the bench.



The children's rooms were re-jigged with new robes and desk nooks whist the main bedroom was re-purposed as a playroom / guest room.



A flat panel T.V will be wall mounted now the door is out of the way. Loving the deep, plush Charcoal carpet! The main bathroom had a fair bit of cosmetic work done too!


As did the stairs which were re-configured to allow access to the new top story whilst accomodating a study nook and small bathroom. I love it when I can jiggle lots of 'wish-list' items into previously wasted space! Tonnes of under-stair storage was created too! Yay!




  The main bedroom WIR and ensuite are now in a new top storey extension, taking advantage of those views again!



 Please ignore the temporary timber 'sticks' under vanity mirror. It had only been installed seconds before this shot was taken! Below is a new Powder room for guests.


It is amazing what a difference small changes make too. A new front door for example!


 There are lots of other improvements too, heated towel rails, dimmers, stair lights, ceiling fans, ducted vacuum and new covered, outdoor entertaining decks but my favourite bits are these:


A massive WI Pantry behind the kitchen and a work station for all those notes and paraphernalia that a busy family seem to breed!
Happy house moving guys! Hope you enjoy your 'new' old home!
And now this project is complete, perhaps I can find time to do some improving to my own home!

x KL

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