Rockingham, Granny Flat/Studio Extension
The process of building a new granny flat to the rear of the existing home, along with some refurbishments within the home, involved careful planning and attention to detail. Initially, the area where the new extension was to be built was used as a vegetable patch in the garden. The clients, a couple in their early sixties, had a specific requirement for the extension to seamlessly blend in with the existing home. To achieve this, the builders used Austral "Leonora" standard face bricks, which perfectly matched the exterior of the house. The main purpose of this renovation was to create a private space for accommodating guests and their adult children when they visited.
One of the significant challenges encountered during the project was the limited access through the backyard, which had a narrow 1-meter-wide walkway. Despite this constraint, the builders successfully maneuverered through the tight space to construct the new studio. However, the most memorable aspect of the project was the search for specific tiles that would match both the interior and exterior of the already built home. After an extensive search, the builders eventually discovered a gentleman who happened to have the exact tiles stored in the back of his garage. He was selling them second-hand as he was clearing out his belongings to move into a retirement home. This fortunate find delighted the clients, who appreciated the dedication and effort the builders put into locating a perfect match.
Inside the studio home, the builders incorporated high-quality materials and finishes. The bathroom and kitchen featured 20 mm Q-Stone black glitter stone tops, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication. The cabinets were constructed using Polytec Classic White Matt Pre-Finished board doors with ABS edging, providing a sleek and modern appearance. A standout feature of the kitchen and bathroom area was the use of blue subway tiles, which brought a fresh and clean aesthetic to the new addition on the property, connecting the two areas seamlessly.
Overall, the construction of the new granny flat and the accompanying refurbishments within the existing home required meticulous planning, creative problem-solving, and a keen eye for detail. The builders successfully matched the exterior bricks, sourced hard-to-find tiles, and created a modern and inviting space for the clients' guests and family members.