By Jan Dowling March 2nd, 2015. Comments Off on Watch an upper storey addition come to life

How often do you get to see an upper storey addition being built? Now’s your chance! Watch video 3 of our exciting Unley project and see for yourself what happens when builds go up, up, up. And if that’s not enough, you can read all about the project here. It’s like you’re right there with us…

Missed our first two videos? Don’t worry – take a minute to watch them here and catch up.

Once upon a time in Unley, there was a beautiful villa that wasn’t fulfilling its potential. To its front, a stunning façade with heritage stonework created charm and visual appeal.

But out the back, there was a dark secret.

Luckily, Dowling Homes came along to save the day. Now the owners are getting ready to enjoy the beauty of their heritage home inside and out.

Watch video 1 to hear the plan for this enchanting transformation.

On the outside, they love the charm of the original façade.

But, on the inside …

Soon they will relish in up to date open living spaces, a fabulous state-of-the-art kitchen, luxurious bathroom, gorgeous laundry and a master suite with large walk in robe and en suite. But that not all – a timber staircase will take them up to a light filled landing leading into a huge loft space …

Of course, it’s never an easy decision to make such big changes to your home. It requires analysis of all the pros and cons, plus a gut feeling of what’s right for you. The owners of this Unley villa weighed up all the things they needed – both now and into the future. They answered the all-important question: How do we make our home best work for our lifestyle? An upper storey addition was the right solution, packed with the potential to give them everything they wanted and more. Now all they needed was the home extension specialists to make it a reality.

With Dowling Homes on the case, here are just a few advantages they are looking forward to:

  • Much, much more space
  • Breathtaking views
  • More natural light inside the home
  • An enormous 2 pac kitchen that boasts an impressive island and extensive stone tops.
  • Fabulous wet rooms
  • A generous garden, which hasn’t been sacrificed
  • Increased value

See for yourself how it all began with video 2:

At Dowling Homes, we make it our mission to get things underway efficiently, with no stone left unturned. This means we can move forward quickly without the worry of any unforeseen hurdles down the track. It’s this exact reason that keeps things moving so fast at the Unley project!

As you can see in the video, the next stage was to build the roof structure. The roof was made completely weather tight to keep out the elements and secure the building.

A building project is all about timing, and ensuring that certain stages are complete before moving onto the next. By sealing the roof, we could start putting wall linings and other design elements in without worrying about them being damaged.

One of the first rooms to be built is the en-suite. Situated on the side of the house, the en-suite will cleverly utilise space that previously had no purpose. The advantage here is the owners don’t have to sacrifice any of their spacious backyard and still get the luxurious en-suite they’ve been dreaming of.

Every project is different and sometimes it’s not possible to move out during the build, as the owners have here. If that’s the case, you don’t want to worry about where to go to the bathroom for the next few weeks while we build your new bathroom or en-suite! There are lots of solutions to the bathroom dilemma and we work to find the best one for you.

It’s these little things that make working with expert builders and designers worthwhile. Our years of experience have enabled us to devise the best approach – and we’re not only talking about the building stage. Our in-house designer can create your design from a blank page, and using 3D design we can bring it to life right before your eyes.

There truly is no better way to visualise your dream home – until we build it that is! We can also build from your existing plans if you have them – whatever works for you. Check out some of our amazing 3D designs, including this Unley project with its fantastic upper storey extension.

Wow – that’s everything for now! This project really is moving fast and we can’t wait to finish the Unley project and show you the stunning results. But until then, take a look at what some of our clients have to say about their completed projects.

Are you inspired by our Unley upper storey extension project? Talk to us about your home extension or renovation ideas – we’re always happy to provide a free quote and more information on how we can help from start to finish. In the meantime, check out our Floorplans and Design page.

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