Mel and Rys loved their two-story Kardinya home but, like all homes, it got a little tired over the years. Plus, families grow, attitudes and lifestyles change, and they just wanted some more space, a fresh look, and better functionality. It was time for a renovation and who better to call than John Bodin at One Design and Construct.
John worked with Mel and Rys to make sure they got exactly what they wanted. It can be tricky renovating a two-story home, but there’s really not a lot that 1DC can’t do. If you can imagine it, John and the team at 1DC will not only produce an exceptionally high-quality result, they’ll help you design the structure so that it costs less and properly stays up. That’s what they did for Mel and Rys.
Before the renovation
They relocated the kitchen, extended it, and put down new flooring. They installed a new Velux Skylight window in the kitchen. Have you seen one of those? They are fantastic! The team re-pitched the roof and erected a new skillion roof patio out the back. And of course, you need new French doors to go out to the new patio, so they put those in, too. And to get a little of that indoor/outdoor thing happening, they put in a gas strut café /servery window. An awesome addition! Oh, and they painted the entire house, including the roof. I didn’t even know you could paint a roof, but as I said, there’s not a lot 1DC can’t do. And they rendered all the brick walls, so the whole place looks really great now.
After the renovation
Remember I said renovating a two-story house can have additional challenges? Ash and the boys put in a huge effort to install the biggest structural component, which was a 380mm PFC steel beam to support the existing concrete slab to the second level. It’s a very safe bet to say that the new work is absolutely staying up and not going anywhere!
So are Mel and Rys happy with the end result? Another safe bet. Of course, they are! Their newly renovated house suits exactly how they want to live, so they can enjoy their family and friends and get the most out of every day. That’s what life’s all about.