This fifteen year old spec home was renovation ready. Home to a busy family of five and their beloved dog Bluey, our brief was to lighten, brighten and update throughout with pops of colour, to re-purpose a rarely used activity room to incorporate a study space and second TV area and to renovate the kitchen, bathrooms and wet areas.
The planning component of this renovation was detailed to ensure that the renovation schedule truly worked around the family. We scheduled the renovation into two parts with the family living in during stage 2. Our first stage of renovations included completing the gamut of dirty, dusty work, completing one bathroom for use, painting and carpeting the kids bedrooms so they were ‘move in’ ready and preparing the home for the second stage once the family moved back.
We sought the assistance of Casey Caville from Studio 74 to work with owners Damian and Lucy to design the new activity room/study, to assist with selections and advise on cabinetry design in the kitchen and living area. In total, the project was completed in ten weeks and without blowing our trumpet too loudly, it was an absolute text book renovation. The house is now ready to see the family through their next fifteen years; it feels seamless to move through, the use of vivid colour creates a sense of fun, the cabinetry has created so much more functional storage and every room is used and used well.
Our thanks to Damian, Lucy, Angus, Mikey, Sam and Bluey for trusting us to transform your home.
We met Kellie several times before our renovation even began to talk through the process, the budget, the timeline and our expectations. We had no experience in renovating and didn’t know where to start. Kellie made herself available to talk through our concerns at all times.
At no time were we given unreal expectations or timelines. This was a great help to our planning for the following 10 weeks. We are a family of 5 (and 1 seriously insecure staffy dog) dealing with day to day family logistics while undertaking a massive renovation to turn a dated spec home into a home for the future for 3 teenage sons and 2 parents that work at home and have limited free time.
Kellie worked with us at all times. Kellie and her most excellent team of tradies and outstanding interior designer Casey, worked around us at all times. We left for work/school/sport/appointments as usual and Kellie took control of the process. We knew what was happening for the week ahead as the schedule and budget was always spot on. We were advised of the best times to be out of the house as the team worked so hard to complete a complex job on time.
When we had unexpected issues – such as severe damp and a quirky shower door – it was Kellie that managed the issues and sought the best solutions, while we went about our busy lives.
The results are stunning. This would not have happened without Kellie and Casey and the amazing team of specialist tradies. We could not be happier.