Fixing the problem
When Raelene and Allan approached us, they had been puzzling over how to open up the boxed-in kitchen and better connect it with the balcony where they prefer to dine.
Along with them, we decided to move the master bedroom to the rear of the home. This doubled the size of their kitchen, opened up their living spaces and links the heart of their home with the outdoors. By opening up the space, we also framed the city views that were previously only visible from the kitchen window (meaning the couple couldn’t enjoy the outlook while relaxing).
Now they have framed city views at one end of their living area, and garden views at the other. This makes far more sense in this home, as the living areas are where they spend most their time. Plus the open area brings breezes inside and there is plenty of space for entertaining.
We are thrilled Raelene and Allan finally have a home that works for them. But let’s get one thing straight: we do not like seeing you go through unnecessary renos!
The renovations that Raelene & Allan undertook previously got them through. It accommodated their lovely family and ‘did the job’. A master planning that took in their needs then and in the future might have saved a bit of double handing and rework for this final renovation.
What is master planning?
Master planning is the first stage of any design project. It is where we sit down to think through the concept, flow and orientation of a home. We also discuss how you will use your home in the future, so you love it forever.
Even if you are not ready for a full renovation, we can approach your master plan in stages and provide you with a fully documented set of plans for stage 1 and stage 2 of construction. This allows you to manage your budget and ensure your initial renovations are moving you closer towards your dream home.
That might mean you build the extra bedroom you need now, and tackle the living areas or a major extension in a few years. When you’re ready for stage 2, you have the plans ready to go – saving you time, money and energy on multiple design processes.
And let’s not forget about decision fatigue! Having to only make big decisions once is a massive weight off your shoulders.