Want more living space? Unfortunately more space doesn’t magically appear from nowhere. You know you need to compromise somewhere, but the question is where? The spare room, the swimming pool, the double garage…?
Lucky for you, we have a solution that means you don’t need to compromise to achieve the extra living space you desire. Our latest project in Unley shows you how.
Watch video 1 below to find out exactly what we’re adding to this Unley home and scroll down to check out the detailed floor plan.
This project is even more than an upper storey extension – it’s a double storey extension. Providing two new levels of incredible living space, this smart solution means the owners didn’t have to sacrifice any of their precious yard space.
To the front of this villa is a stunning façade with heritage stonework, a charming verandah and original leadlights. However, the back is a completely different story.
The home sits in a compact back yard with a double garage across the rear of the block. Our design allows for plenty of room for two new levels of living space, while still keeping the garage and ample garden for green thumbs to enjoy. Plus, there will still be space for an al frescodown the track.
Take a sneak peek at our 3D design of what the finished home will look like:
This design proves once and for all that you can add living space, keep the yard size and increase the value of your property while you’re at it! Get the space of your dreams – go up, go out, or do both.
Wondering what yours will look like? At Dowling Homes, our 3D designs let you see your exciting new space before we build it.
Naturally, when you’re thinking about having an extension built you might worry about what will happen to other beloved parts of your property that need to be retained and integrated into the build. In the case of this Unley villa, the cellar was the part of the home we needed to take special efforts to preserve. Our clever design positions the staircase so it doesn’t affect the access to the existing cellar.
Have a look at the old kitchen – it’ll soon be history!
The new kitchen will be an entertainer’s paradise. Perfectly positioned at the rear of the extension, it will become a hub of entertainment and activity for the home.
Beautifully designed, it brings together storage, functionality and contemporary looks in perfect proportions, with super long bench space, wall-to-wall cupboards and clever storage options throughout. Along one side, a huge bench run will create a striking focal point for the space.
With a passion for cooking and entertaining, our clients can’t wait to see their dream kitchen brought to life. Their excitement’s contagious!
Flooring is a critical part of any design, setting the tone of the space and creating continuity between living areas. Here, large format floor tiles have been chosen for the living and dining areas. Wide café doors will open out to the rear yard, letting natural light flood into the space and providing that all-important sense of indoor-outdoor living.
Our new design starts at ground level. A new dressing room and en suite will be built to the side off an existing bedroom to make a super master suite. You really don’t need much space to add an en suite to the side of your home. Smart design makes it possible here in just 1.8 metres of width.
It doesn’t stop there! We’re adding a large laundry, which will lead outside to make washing day a breeze. Added to this, a separate toilet and brand new main bathroom with open format shower will finally give the owners the dream bathroom they’ve been longing for.
And the piece de résistance? A new staircase tucked into the corner of the extension leads up to an upper level loft space with 35 square metres of tranquillity – a luxurious escape from the hubbub downstairs when quiet time is called for. This really is the addition that keeps on giving!
Take a look at the floor plan to see how everything fits into place.
Now that you’re inspired by this extension, maybe you need to update other parts of your home too. The good news is Dowling Homes also specialises in renovations. So if your home needs extensions and renovations, you’ve found the right builder.
At the end of the day, this is about creating the home you’ve always dreamed of but didn’t think was possible. An upper storey or double storey extension lets you add more space and more value to your home – all whilst keeping your outdoor haven.
So if you want a brilliant upper storey extension, what are you waiting for?
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