Location: Balmoral, Brisbane

Client: A professional couple and their young adult children

This Charming Cottage Makeover represents a thoughtful transformation, aiming to turn the property into a stylish, yet easily maintained home. This makeover highlights our dedication to enhancing homes with modern features while maintaining their inherent cosiness and appeal.

Key Elements: Front facade, timber deck with full length stairs, and side deck project.

The brief was to elevate the street appeal of our client's home, creating a stylish yet low maintenance facade whilst still be in keeping with the charm and era of the neighbourhood.

From the street, the home now boasts a maintenance-free aluminum picket fence in a stunning charcoal grey. Additionally, it showcases a custom-designed wooden entrance gate and a stylish yet highly practical parcel letterbox, seamlessly integrated into the overall design for a discreet touch.

The house underwent a beautiful metamorphosis with the installation of brand-new timber windows on the street-facing elevation. These windows were carefully chosen to align with the character and age of the home, preserving its charm and historical aesthetics.

The deck creates the illusion of real wood, yet it's a composite product designed for low maintenance. Enhancing the entrance is a timber pergola that not only provides shade but also introduces an air of romance and timeless charm to the outdoor space.

The entrance features a broad footpath and steps, in classic natural stone crazy paving. Complementing this is lustrous landscaping that wraps the pathway in a cocoon of tranquil greenery.

Front Porch Doors were seamlessly integrated throughout the property, making a significant difference to the look and feel of the outdated doors.

Our ever-popular Oaklands Door was chosen for the front door.
Complementing this charming entryway, we selected classic wall lanterns to establish an inviting ambiance. The facade was further enhanced with artistically styled house numbers, adding an elegant touch.

Meanwhile, a bespoke timber side gate, was installed as the gateway to the side deck.

On the side of the house, a serene timber deck leads to our very own Ivy Willow Doors with matching sidelites that bridge the cozy indoors with the tranquil outdoors.

Additionally, lush potted plants and a pastel bistro set encircle this peaceful nook.

Bathed in the morning light, the deck is welcoming and calm, against the striking contrast of a bold wall, creating a space that exudes understated charm and a homely grace.