Initially the owners of Aspley House considered building their own home or buying a newer property before settling on this 80s 5-bedroom, brick home. Built in 1988, the large proportions of the rooms in this brick project home, simply could not be achieved within their budget in a new build home. So, they sought the advice of Bella Vie Interiors on what could be done to renovate the property.
With a growing family they needed to renovate quickly and within budget.
The clients requested a fresh clean and spacious home, that would suit a growing family. They love the feel of mid-century modern homes and the modern Scandinavian look. Using this as our guide, we were able to inject a soft, neutral colour palette to the spaces and also make use of the high ceilings, timber panelling and original fireplace.
Our client is a food writer and dietitian and has a real passion for cooking, so it was essential that the kitchen was both functional and beautiful. When we initially consulted in April 2020 the clients were a family of three but were soon to become a family of four, so it was essential that the project was completed on a tight schedule with work being carried out from November to be completed by Christmas.
We were able to work within the family’s budget to completely reconfigure the downstairs layout making the kitchen become the central hub of the home. Previously a separate dining and kitchen space, the underutilised dining area has been converted into a sleek butler’s pantry and family mudroom really making the house work for a modern family.
We added some really beautiful touches to the kitchen incorporating some high-end appliances, stone bench tops and feature cabinetry. This area is really enhanced by the edition of some natural elements – engineered oak flooring, wicker, stone and lots of natural light.
Luscious twist plush carpet has been installed in the lounge and the fireplace, once an eyesore, is now a bold feature of this gorgeous relaxation zone.
Hand cut subway tiles in duck egg really enhance the laundry and powder room and tie back to the kit kat and subway tiles used in the kitchen.
The whole project was taken from initial consultation stage in April 2020 to the build beginning in November with the family able to celebrate the birth of their second child there.
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