UNDER CONSTRUCTION: OUT WITH THE RED, IN WITH THE NEW

There is nothing we love more than being on a construction site and seeing our carefully laid design plans coming to life before our eyes.

You may remember this 1970’s red brick façade that we shared last year . . . well, demo day is finally here and our clients (and I!) could not be more excited!

This vivacious family home is receiving a cosmetic upgrade throughout starting with the bathrooms, then the kitchen and living spaces and finally through to the exterior landscaping. 

The existing bathrooms were in need of some love. We selected a minimalist monochromatic palette but focused on natural stones and varying textures to bring warmth to the spaces, although the addition of under floor heating will help with that too! 

Decorative lighting in the form of smoked glass wall sconces will create a luxe boutique look in the powder room. A gorgeous sculptural freestanding bath in the main bathroom will provide the hotel vibe our clients were after.

A complete re-model of the kitchen is in order to increase functionality – walls will be removed and with the help of some steel beams an open plan kitchen with a large island bench will become the heart of the home. An enviable walk in butler’s pantry will be tucked to one side complete with wine fridge and a second dishwasher!

The original timber paneled ceiling in the kitchen space will soon be painted a fresh, crisp white.

The original timber paneled ceiling in the kitchen space will soon be painted a fresh, crisp white.

The final piece of the puzzle is the exterior. For our Scottish-born client, expansive bi-fold doors will be added to each balcony to create the quintessential Australian indoor / outdoor living lifestyle. A fire pit, as well as a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and dining space will be added to ensure the garden is enjoyed all year round. 

Follow @alexandrakidd or #BoroniaRoad on Instagram to watch us flip this loud and proud 1970s red brick home back to life with timeless and elegant design details and a fabulous new façade.

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