Deb's Vlog

Episode 31 – Walking through upstairs


You can see in my video below, I’ve gained a lot more floor space upstairs by extending the front of the house out in line with the other houses.  The back of the house stays pretty much locked tight up during winter’s freezing north-easterly winds, so an important element in my reno design was including a front western balcony. The balcony posts will add presence and character to the facade. Here is where my huge sliding doors are fitted.

Right from the start, I knew I wanted a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Looking at these fantastic rafters you really get a sense of the spaciousness it creates.

I’ve always said the kitchen will be the heart of my home so I wanted the kitchen and living room to be open plan, creating a warm, welcoming space for everyone. My fantastic kitchen space, designed by Freedom Kitchens, will face the fireplace, with a really long island bench. My Miele appliances will sit towards the middle of the wall. (note the beautiful coastal view that I’ll see from my kitchen bench) One of the key features of the living space will be my wide fireplace with a recycled timber mantelpiece. The windows either side of the fireplace will be plantation shutters, part of the coastal, beachy style that I love.

Further along the kitchen wall, you’ll see three separate concealed mini-rooms that’ll be concealed behind the joinery.  The first is my butler’s pantry, also designed by Freedom Kitchens, next a wine room and the other the powder room. And finally, the last space will be my dining room, home for my years-old huge dining setting, with two huge rope/weave style chandeliers. They’re stunning, I can’t wait to see them up!


Related posts:

Stage 1 start of my kitchen build

Episode 27 – My new roof and sliding doors moment

1 Comment

  1. Anne-Marie Te Oka

    April 28, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Hey Deb, I have just logged back onto your refurb story and so enjoying what has transpired to date. No wonder you are not sleeping at night with so many decisions to make. It will look absolutely amazing. My husband and I are on acreage at Tallebudgera, Qld and thinking of downsizing and doing a refurb. so watching yours with excitement. Keep on with the wonderful work. Cheers AM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *