Take a closer look at the team's makeover of the Mt Macedon house in Victoria from Selling Houses Australia.
This double brick U-shaped home with its outdated decor and lack of natural light, located about an hour northwest of Melbourne, was in desperate need of a lift.
Summary of Works – Interior
The U-shaped layout inspired Shaynna to make both wings of the house work more harmoniously. The dated carpet and curtains were first to go, replaced with new carpet and modern soft shades that helped harness the natural light. Many of the interior brick walls were plasterboarded and painted to help create a brighter, more modern ambience.
Shaynna opened up the walls at the entrance for a more free-flowing feel into each wing of the house. The front door was replaced with a BAL40 fire rated door made of glass and aluminium that also filled the front of the house with natural light.
The kitchen also underwent a major change. It was a small kitchen for a house of that size, so to create more room for both cooking and entertaining, Shaynna removed the middle bench that separated the room in two, and created a large L-shape bench where the previous dining area was. A granite bench top and new appliances gave the new kitchen a more elegant feel.
Summary of Works – Exterior
The front of the property lacked the grandeur of the surrounding properties. So Charlie cleared the driveway of several trees and bushes which cluttered the entrance and obscured the entire house frontage. The wooden gate got a dark stain to add a touch of elegance upon arrival, and the adjoining paddock was mowed and tidied.
The courtyard that sits in the middle of the U-shaped house had fallen into decline. New lighter tiles gave the space a much-needed lift. To add depth and dimension, Charlie dressed the courtyard with clusters of pots of varying sizes and made two large planter boxes to house mature trees. An outdoor dining setting and remote-controlled retractable awning capped off the courtyard transformation.