Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rendition homes made a shining success of this couple’s diamond shaped block.

                      As you like it
                                    SundayMail HomeMagazine

Sarah and Jason wanted a design that maximised the space on their irregular-shaped block. The allotment was “tricky” as it was diamond shaped.  “We had been to two or three builders and looked at their display homes, and soon realised that builders were saying ‘it’s what we’re showing you or nothing’ or they were charging really excessive prices” Sarah says. “We had to find a happy medium.”

The couple found what they were looking for with Rendition Homes.  “Rendition sat with us and told us we could start from scratch”, Sarah says. They were the first builder to let us know that.” The couple ended up with a custom design that has up to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and open-plan kitchen-dining/living, walk-in pantry, plenty of storage space and a double garage. “We didn’t want to waste any space”, Sarah says. “It made sense to build as large as the house could be possible on the block. It worked out well.

Also high on the list when it came to designing was a master bedroom in its own wing “so we could be separated from the other bedrooms when we have children or guests staying over, we wanted our own space” and hidden his and hers walk-in robes. “You walk behind the bedhead wall and there are robes on either side,” she says. “It’s not a huge room but it feels more luxurious to be able to walk on either side, it feels more spacious than having a built-in robe. And it’s much cleaner and tidier not seeing them.” The two walk-ins are also separated from each other. “You can’t walk between them,” Sarah says. “It gives more storage. Directly behind the (bedhead) wall I’ve got plenty of storage for my shoes.”

Sarah says the standard range offered by Rendition Homes is “very high” but they did make some upgrades. “They offer quality Miele appliances in the kitchen,” Sarah says, adding that they upgraded to a CaesarStone benchtop and a sink that sits flushed. The home has up to four bedrooms. The couple added doors to the formal dining/loungeroom at the front of the house rather than leave it open as is commonly done, in case they wanted to use it for another purpose such as a fourth bedroom in the future.
“Down the track it would’ve been more expensive to put doors on,” Sarah says. (Kasia Ozog)

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