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Renovation Ideas

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It's always a great idea to collect a scrapbook of designs you like to share with your designer before you undertake any home renovation.

Here we've compiled a great selection of inspirational ideas and images to get you started - sourced from renovations we have conducted.

A home renovation could be exactly what your family needs to ensure your house can meet your needs both now and into the future.

Whether it's a single-room renovation - such as a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom - or a more major renovation, addition or extension, when you work with the experts you're guaranteed to love the result.

Many homeowners find it much easier, and ultimately more cost-effective, to work with a company who can oversee and co-ordinate the full range of design and building work required. Renovation BluePrint offers this peace of mind to all clients.

Outdoor Areas

These areas can become entertaining havens with clever design and a well-considered layout. In this example below, a small courtyard appears much larger than reality with the design of separate zones to segregate one area from another. Large pavers, filled in between with low maintenance gardens, visually expand the impression of space while the seating area is surrounded by lush greenery and topped with a pergola to make it usable in all seasons (option with a tin roof or as client preferred to leave open and train climbing plants). Limestone large pavers around the modern pool area were extended into the courtyard design to continue the theme and colour design. A timber walk way linking the lower veranda to the courtyard added appeal and interest to the space.

Outdoor Spaces

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Indoor / Outdoor Living

This has never been easier and, if this is your goal for your home renovation, here's a great way to achieve the look. In the example below careful choice of recycled mixed timber hardwood flooring cleverly draws the inside floor with the veranda stones and welcomes the lush ambience of the outdoor inside. The doors open up completely allowing for easy flow of traffic as well as expanding the available space when entertaining on a grand scale. Essential sourcing of fit out items completes the clients desired statement. The timber fretwork cleverly divides a large space - sourced from a Victorian mansion and carefully restored. The leadlight timber arched doors were sourced from a Greek Orthodox Church and once again carefully restored.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

 

Outdoor livingThis open-plan living space (right) links a bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen as well as access to the undercover alfresco entertaining space. When planning this home renovation, the owners were keen to reduce visible boundaries yet keep a clear definition between each of the rooms. This was achieved by the use of wide opening French doors in timber to match the style of the home as well as reflect the natural tones from outside. Natural timber shutters completed the look and achieved both privacy and shelter.

 

Similarly, the below 2 pictures demonstrate an effective use of limited space and budget for entertaining and living. Bio fold doors and retractable fly screens open the kitchen and bathroom facilities out onto the expanded undercover deck. Previously the wall consisted of 2 single doors and a window with the deck one quarter the size and not covered or screened.

Indoor Outdoor living

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Kitchen

Today's kitchens don't exist within four walls - they are open-plan, family-friendly entertaining hubs and we expect they will cater for our unique family needs. That's why it's important to work with an expert designer and builder on your renovation project.

Renovation BluePrint is able to offer a full project management and design service to its customers meaning we can oversee all trades and co-ordinate sub-contractors. This provides you with a single point of contact during the project.

Many kitchen renovations require the removal or relocation of walls, doors and windows so working with one company which can provide a wider range of services is a massive time and cost saver. It also means you can be confident your kitchen renovation will run smoothly with excellent communication across all trades.

With Queensland's climate so perfect for entertaining, many homeowners require the kitchen renovation to include an alfresco area or outdoor kitchen space. Our professional design Consultant can assist with expert advice and plenty of great ideas to make these areas work in your home.

The kitchen below required a total demolition of the existing kitchen. Walls and ceilings were reclad; client specific appliances were essential in both design and budget. Special feature items such as copper pendant commercial lights, shell design mosaics and flush bench top windows were chosen. The kitchen is accessible from three entrances yet the actual kitchen design has heaps of cupboard space in a neutral colour complimented by the hardwood timber benchtop.

Kitchen

 

KitchenThis kitchen on the right features a large siding door to open the internal kitchen to the alfresco dining area. The kitchen renovation was approached with the goal to maximise the entertaining space available to the family. Overall, the building work on this renovation included the internal kitchen, external pergola, new appliances and tiling for the entertaining areas.

This kitchen remodel below comprised of a total renovation - the clients brief: lots of cupboard space, breakfast bar, dishwasher and no awkward corner cupboard.

Kitchen

 

KitchenThe kitchen renovation on the right & below included the total redesign and construction of the kitchen and supply of new appliances, removal and erection of walls and doorways with installation of new floors, ceilings and walls featuring bi fold doors to extend the entertainment area onto the deck. The project required full electrical and plumbing installation. Because the space is so open, it was essential the kitchen and home renovation included design ideas that would provide a cohesive finish to the interior as well as segment the rooms without creating physical borders or barriers.

Kitchen

 

The below complete kitchen renovation once again required the total removal of all existing fittings and fixtures. Working within a small gallery kitchen design to incorporate a side by side oven and hotplates - our client did not want to bend down to cook! A corner glass display unit, with lighting, added sophistication to the simple working design.

Kitchen

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Bathroom

Our homes today boast many bathrooms of various shapes and sizes to meet the variety of needs across our family units. Your bathroom renovation will need to take into account many factors including the size of the existing space and whether this can be enlarged, how many people in your family will be using the bathroom, if your family size is likely to increase in the future, where the bathroom is located within the home as well as many other considerations.

When planning a bathroom renovation it's a great idea to look around the internet and magazines to gather ideas of what you like (and what you don't like) which can help you work through the myriad options available. Compiling bathroom renovation ideas will also help your Consultant understand the colours and styles you find appealing.

Bathrooms can be tricky spaces to renovate and often require the co-ordination of a range of tradespeople to fulfil a brief. Many homeowners do not want the responsibility of this organisational stress so choose to work with a full-service bathroom renovation company such as Renovation BluePrint. Sharyn is able to provide a single point of contact for your bathroom renovation and will take care of liaising with all the tradespeople and sub-contractors. This gives you peace of mind knowing your Consultant is in charge.

Keeping with the lavish fitout the below-left, bathroom was created by sourcing numerous antiques within the clients budget to complete the look.

This bathroom renovation below-right embodies the very essence of simplicity within a limited budget for a rental property. Designed to suit the style of the home, the space incorporates a bath, shower and vanity.

Bathroom

 

BathroomThis bathroom right and below was given a modern designer treatment with a feature bath taking centre stage along the back wall, enhanced by the oak vanity benchtop and 2 pak cupboard doors.

Plenty of storage is provided in the vanity while the 'floating' basin makes an otherwise heavy unit appear light mirroring the oval design of the bath. Full length frames less shower screen glass completes the design.

Our clients brief was simple: low budget, rental property, low maintenance yet modern, masculine and stylish. We achieved this with the minimal work area available. The separate toilet area featured innovation with design once again on a budget and limited space - hand basin unit incorporated into the design and recycling of water.

Bathroom

 

BathroomThe bathroom to the right had a total renovation - all existing materials and fitting were demolished and a total reclad of walls and ceilings with all new modern fittings were installed. Limited space was available, yet the finished room boasts a double vanity and exciting curved shower with heated towel rack. The room also has a two way entry.

 

 

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Bedroom

With a range of bedroom design ideas to suit a variety of homes and families, let Renovation BluePrint inspire you with our bedroom renovations. Ideas include walk-in robes, built-in storage, dressing rooms, bedroom furniture and complete bedroom design.

The approach to bedroom design has changed markedly in the past few years. Our bedrooms now incorporate ideas for living, studying and relaxing - as well as sleeping, of course! Therefore, bedroom renovations require specialist attention.

Master bedrooms often incorporate wall-in robes and dressing rooms as well as open-plan wet rooms rather than the small ensuite of the past. Guest bedrooms need to incorporate elements to make family and friends feel at home when they are invited to stay. Children's bedrooms need spaces for clothing and toy storage as well as allocated areas for study and play.

While bedrooms have become larger in more modern homes, we still find quite small spaces allocated for this essential interior space when it comes to older homes. That's why it's important to work with a design company who can take a big-picture view of your home and make recommendations for more effective building works - such as relocating or moving walls - to make the most of the space you have available.

BedroomRenovation BluePrint will arrange for all trades work to be carried out and we co-ordinate all sub-contractors to ensure the job is completed on time and on budget.

The bedroom to the right was the client's dream - open relaxed living and sleeping, private and opulent! Featured large sliding door wardrobe, entertainment unit and 2 sets of antique French doors opening out onto the deck.

 

 

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