Complete house renovation from base structure (and some extension work)
We were living in the house almost ten years before we commenced this project on our family home. We were adamant to wait and do it all in one go. It would have cost so much more if we were to do what we wanted in increments. This was it for life.
We hired an architect & interior design team for the project. To us, we felt they would go hand-in-hand to do this well. The build project took five months to complete though the planning took a lot longer. We had many issues with the existing house – including lack of heat, so the house was literally stripped back to its base and rebuilt again.
Our ground floor layout really works well for us now – it is open plan and our kitchen stretches the full width of the house and we have a huge island. The underfloor heating is a real luxury in the new open plan zone and in fact, we regret not extending this throughout the rest of the ground floor. Top tip folks – do it! We were attempting to try to make a saving.
The master bedroom was transformed with the addition of a new ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. We had never thought of this arrangement but our design team had a clever plan to knock through into the old box room and add on a small first floor extension.
Externally, the house has a combination of red brick and pebble dash materials. Declan made a great recommendation for which we are so grateful. We had a mix of two pebble dash finishes due to a previous bit of work done on the house. He advised to remove all of this and re-do the whole lot in a new pebble dash. The house looks so smart now and has great street presence.
Shorycon Building Contractors was recommended to us by our Engineer Tom O’Neill from ONCE. We never looked back after meeting Declan – it was all a great fit.
My two favourite areas are definitely the new kitchen and big island and also my new bedroom with the luxury of an ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.
“We are just thrilled with our home now. It is warm, spacious and utilized so much better.”
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