Take a closer look at the team's makeover of the Wangi Wangi house house in Lake Macquarie from Selling Houses Australia.
This house and granny flat combo sits just metres from the water’s edge bordered by lush parks and shared greenways, but unfortuantely it is outdated, oversized and overcoloured.
Can Shaynna, Charlie and Andrew save the day?
Summary of Works – Interior
Shaynna’s first responsibility was to get the colour scheme in line. She gave the property a stylish feel with the use of a modern paint palette throughout both houses. Helping the transition was the addition of new carpet and a simple yet effective use of furniture to arrange the main living area into the heart of the house.
A new floor was installed to help define a dining area, and new light fittings and new paint were used throughout the upstairs and downstairs to help along transition from erratic to relaxing.
A new kitchen bench top was installed on a lower surface creating an elegant flow from lounge to kitchen and new doors and fittings made the whole house come together.
The vivid interiors of the granny flat were also entirely painted. With stylish dressing, it now has a modern apartment feel – ready for grannies, in-laws or visitors of any kind.
Summary of Works – Exterior
With the surrounding park and shared waterfront area unable to be touched, Charlie knew it was important for the new owners of the house to feel they had a garden which was truly theirs.
After laying new tiles on the downstairs and upstairs balconies, Charlie built two bespoke green walls using vertical garden kits. The greenery on the previously bare walls creates an inspiring space to sit and relax while admiring the water views.
The rotting balcony on the granny flat was replaced with a quality viewing platform and glass balustrading, and the weatherboard around the top half of the building was given a new coat of paint.