By Jan Dowling May 29th, 2014. Comments Off on May Newsletter 2014

Hi Everyone.

We’re excited!

The deadline for submitting projects into this year’s HIA Housing Awards is just around the corner and we can’t wait to get this year’s entries in.

Here’s one of the projects we’ll be entering. It’s a huge success and it’s always been one of our favourites. We’re dying to show it off!

Mile End Renovation and Extension

Mile End Home Extensions

Home Renovations Mile End
Home Extensions in Mile End with al fresco

We love cottages. This one’s a honey – and now it’s got the lot!

While often beautiful, a common challenge with single fronted cottages is that they have very small entertaining areas. That was the motivation for this cottage renovation and addition.

The result is a clever use of existing and new space to create a cottage that surpassed our customer’s expectations.

We love the new kitchen complete with island that doubles as a bar area, leading out to a full width al fresco with timber decking. And our customer loves it too!

Mile End Home Extensions video 3

Follow the story – here’s video 1

Watch this video to see the additions underway. And see what the house looked like before we started the project. It was beautiful but dated, lacked space and the floorplan just didn’t work.

Mile End Home Extensions video 1

Watch video 2

In this video you can see the new kitchen, dining room, laundry, bathroom, separate toilet, and a fabulous floor to ceiling storage cupboard. We also show you more befores – what a difference!

Home Extensions Mile End video 2

Now listen to what our customer has to say

We love what we do and it’s all the more rewarding when we have customers as wonderful as our customer Kay, from Mile End. Watch what she has to say – we’re happy she’s happy!

Mile End Home Extensions Client Testimonial

We’re entering Millswood too – watch next month for that one

Here’s our Millswood project.

The result is a home that is not only visually stunning but provides the space, layout and function that undoubtedly meets the practical needs of our busy clients, now and well into the future.

Home Extensions Millswood

And here’s the latest at Maylands – video 4

The timber floor is being laid, the walls have been plastered and the ornate cornices are up. As well as that, all the wet rooms have been tiled from floor to 3.4 m high ceilings in large, high gloss tiles.

Wait till you see the kitchen going in here later …

Home Extensions Maylands video 4

Follow the story – here’s video 1

Watch to see the old extension – beautiful in it’s day, but now just tired and needing love.

The finishes, fixtures and use of space just didn’t live up to today’s standards regarding modern open living and entertaining.

Home Extensions Maylands video 1

Watch video 2

On demo day. Look scary to you? We’re not frightened – it’s all in a day’s work for us!

We’ve taken off the whole back end – kitchen, living. dining, bathroom, toilet and outside laundry.

Home Extensions Maylands video 2

Watch video 3

Look at the beautiful detail on the brickwork and the bespoke window joinery.

What we ‘ve built here is a perfectly positioned al fresco area that flows out from the enormous kitchen and living area to provide an additional living and entertaining zone for all the family.

Home Extensions Maylands video 3

If you’ve watched these videos and seen something you want for your home, give us a ring or make an on line enquiry. It’s as simple as that.

It all comes down to space. How to use it. How to make sure it contains everything your family needs now and in the future. That comes down to great design. We love great design, and we know you do too, so we make it easy for you to have. Contact Us today.

Keep watching our blog. It’s where we put all the cool stuff – videos, images and design tips and tricks to inspire you.

Thankyou for being an avid Dowling Homes follower.

Until next month.

Warmest regards.



Jan and the team at Dowling Homes