Three Birds Renovations recently upgraded this vintage 1960s Sydney cottage into a spectacular contemporary home, boasting a striking façade with a trendy bright interior. With outdated colours and lacking dimension, the façade was by far the biggest challenge of this home renovation. The house was also on the smaller side, getting lost on a street of modern homes with landscaped front gardens. Wanting the property to stand out, a dramatic shade of charcoal grey was chosen for the exterior, accented with classic glass French doors; and the Pièce De Résistance: bold black and white stripe Luxaflex® Canopy Awnings. The scallop edging and the black and white stripe of the Luxaflex® Canopy Awnings transformed the front and added to the street appeal.
Living room and dining area. Once through the new double entry doors, the plush living room and dining area is a sea of neutral tones and soft textures. Keeping the line-of-view from being interrupted and ensuring privacy from the street, white Luxaflex® Veri Shades® were chosen for the living room windows. A contemporary take on a classic window covering, Luxaflex® Veri Shades combine the versatility of a vertical blind with the appeal of a soft window furnishing. Featuring the premium Luxaflex® EDGE Vertical track system and soft sheer fabric, Veri Shades provide an ideal balance of style, durability and child safety features. To the left of the dining area is what is best described as a “private oasis”, fitted with Luxaflex® Bi-Fold PolySatin® Shutters. This space, transformed into a bar area, connects the room with the rest of the house and the alfresco area. Stylish and versatile, the internal Luxaflex® PolySatin Shutters act as a room-divider: easily opened for view-through; or closed for privacy.
Kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen was moved into the extension. Opting for a large glass wall beside the kitchen, accompanied by glass French doors, the kitchen and sitting area have Luxaflex® Veri Shades installed to control the sunlight. While the kitchen features bold bursts of colour with the soft green island bench and black statement cabinetry, the rest of the colours in the space were kept fresh and crisp making the Luxaflex® Veri Shades in white an ideal choice. Complementing the white interior walls, the individually curved fabric vanes of the shades feature an alternating light-filtering and room-darkening fabric panel that can be rotated for light control or privacy. The shades complement the entertaining factor of the overall house design; as well as the French doors in the kitchen/sitting area. Ideal for alfresco living, the shades allow you to walk through the individual fabric vanes whether they are opened or closed; and provide a smooth flow onto the deck.
Master suite and ensuite. Featuring an ensuite, walk-in-wardrobe and private deck, the master suite includes glamourous yet practical additions. The deck is enclosed for privacy; and to hide the neighbouring red brick wall. Painted a dark charcoal shade to match the exterior of the house, the grey tones are echoed in the slate Luxaflex® Veri Shades which cover the French doors of the master suite. This bold choice in colour paired with the soft fabric finish of the shades work perfectly with the retro style of the room. Continuing the boudoir feel into the ensuite bathroom, white and pink tiles are complemented by gold tapware. And while the space appears feminine, the black basin, vanity and mirror balance the look by adding a touch of masculinity. Flooding the ensuite with natural light is the floor-to-ceiling glass window, offering views of the deck. For privacy a motorised Luxaflex® awning was installed. The darker colour of “Mombasa” was chosen for the awning to match the darker tones of the deck. This stylish straight-drop awning provides sun and UV protection; and helps block out the summer heat.
Main bathroom. Placing the bathroom in the house-extension allowed for a much larger main bathroom with high ceilings. A stylish herringbone tile-pattern was created in a mix of white and green. Complementing the bold floor-to-ceiling tile pattern, Luxaflex® PolySatin Shutters in white provide elegance. Ideal for wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries, PolySatin Shutters are resistant to moisture and will not blister, peel, flake, corrode or fade.
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