Take a closer look at the transformation of this Adelaide home.
Paul and Josie are a young couple trying to sell their first home in Fulham, west Adelaide, so they can accomodate their growing family. While the three-bedroom house ticked lots of boxes, it went five months on the market without a sale, followed by a failed auction.
Can the Selling Hoses team help save the day?
Summary of Works – Interior
With its polished floor boards and period features, the small house had the potential to be a real estate jewel. Shaynna’s major work was to open the small galley window that divided the kitchen and lounge/dining room and make it more of an entertainer’s kitchen. A new stone benchtop, as well as new fittings, cooktop, and flooring completed the delightful new kitchen.
In the bathroom, a new stone vanity top and twin sinks enhanced the space. Resprayed tiles, repainted walls and a new shower screen gave the bathroom a fresh and modern feel.
One thing the house always lacked was storage, so new wardrobes were a critical part of the bedroom makeovers. New dual roller blinds with a translucent fabric at the front and blockout fabric at the back were also a stand-out feature of the bedrooms.
The lounge room was dressed with more modern furniture and accessories, new shutters enhanced the windows, and the dated fireplace bricks were repainted to become the centrepiece of the room.
Summary of Works – Exterior
Two large trees stood at the front of the property with canopies so large, it was hard to see the house frontage. Although they provided lots of shade, the trees were actually classified as a weed that could do damage to the environment, so Charlie had them removed. Instantly the front of the house was opened up, showing off the façade and the corner lot location.
A traditional white picket fence was installed, not only to prevent people from traipsing across the front yard, but it gave the whole property a real sense of home and provided security for young children and pets. New planting, a recycled brick path, paint on the trims, and fresh turf finished off the front of the house.
Out the back was a large undercover patio. While it was great for outdoor entertaining, the roof panels created a lot of darkness which prevented plants from growing and light from getting into the kitchen and dining room windows. Installing a few clear roof panels made such a difference to both outside and inside.