Growing family, changing dynamics, home office – whatever your reason for adding space to your home, planning and designing your changes before you plough straight into knocking down that wall, will allow you to deliver your project on time and hopefully within budget!
A project we are currently working on is adding space to acreage. An existing home needing that little bit more. In this case, the brief was something small, simple and multi-functional. Our solution was a recreational pavilion attached to the existing home via a verandah.
Multi-purpose spaces are perfect additions to an existing home. Think about how your new space will fit into your lifestyle. Don’t just polarise your space as a bedroom. Why not a fold out couch or even a pull-down bed? Think about the storage and how you can add value and functionality. What about the finishes, flooring and furnishings, will it flow with the feel of the rest of the home?
If you are lucky enough to have the land space, creating a separate pavilion (like in our clients’ case) adds a private and separate retreat zone which is perfect for use as a home office, entertaining, guest bedroom or teenage retreat. Adding the linking verandah not only creates smooth connection to the existing home, but forms a visual extension to the existing house style, not an after-thought.
Whatever you are looking for the first question should be – what is the space for? From there engaging an experienced professional to help with the design, coordinate the many consultants, and assist with the planning approvals will all help make your renovation a positive experience.
Craig Dinte Architects is here to be as hands on as needed. We believe flexibility, communication and collaboration are key ingredients to any project. Looking for a place to start? Give us a call.