North Perth Second Storey addition and Home Extension
The Home Owners – Laila and Brad – came to Amerex with a vision of transforming their old character home into a spacious family home for their young family.
With two primary aged children, they wanted to set their home up to live in comfort and style for 10 to 15 years and beyond.
The existing home was in near original condition with some parts of it in a state of disrepair. Thanks to some broken roof tiles there were damaged ceilings and mould growth in some of the rooms.
The scope of the project included adding bedrooms upstairs in the second storey addition, knocking off the old sleep-out part of the home and extending with open plan living, a new laundry and a staircase for upstairs of course.
All of the existing rooms in the front part of the home need renovation and in some cases re-purposing too.
The home renovation design for the second storey addition upstairs was to create a kid’s zone upstairs. This included two large children’s bedrooms with walk-in robes, a bathroom and an activity room.
We installed a laundry chute into the kid’s bathroom, so there is no need to go and collect the laundry from upstairs. The kids simply drop it into the chute and it lands into the space provided in the laundry directly below. A clever design feature that the Homeowners particularly love.
Laila said ‘The inclusion of the laundry chute was especially important for us as the children’s bedrooms and bathroom are located upstairs. The chute has made it extremely simple and convenient for the laundry to be dropped down the chute, located straight down to the laundry. It is especially convenient for large items such as blankets, sheets and bedcovers and i don’t have to run up and down the stairs everytime I need to do the laundry.’
At the rear of the home, a large extension was built that included open plan living i.e. a new kitchen, dining and living area. With windows and glass doors all the way along the rear of the home, the living areas are flooded with natural light. This is such a breath of fresh air for the homeowners who know how dark the home was before the home improvements were made.
The stunning new kitchen features caesarstone benchtops, twin ovens and all sorts of whizz-bang gadgets and pull-out features within the kitchen cupboards.
High ceilings were maintained throughout to tie in with the existing character of the home, and jarrah floorboards were custom laid by Amerex tradesmen.
The living area opens up onto an undercover Alfresco area, which allows for entertaining and outdoor living all year round.
Laila commented: ‘Our large functional kitchen is the meeting hub of the home and we find that as a family we are spending a lot more time together sitting around the large island bench.’
‘The large sliding doors to the backyard provide beautiful natural light into the home. Prior to the renovation the house was very dark however the inclusion of two triple sliders has allowed us to see outside into the garden and light throughout the day.’
The new Master bedroom at the front of the house was the former lounge room. Behind this was a second bedroom. We knocked out two doorways from the master bedroom to the old second bedroom, split the room in two, and created a Walk-in robe on one side, and an ensuite on the other side.
The damaged existing roof was completely replaced and the damaged ceilings and ceiling roses in the front rooms and entry hallway were replaced and repaired. New light fittings were also installed.
‘The new renovation has completely transformed the way we live. The house prior to renovation was very small, lacked storage space and was not conducive for entertaining so we rarely hosted large friend and family events. We love coming home, spending a lot of time in the kitchen or outside with the family. We love having somewhere to put everything and the house is no long cluttered, a space to suit all members of the family and despite its large size the house is very easy to clean and maintain.’ Laila
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A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680 Builders Registration: 10250