The aim of this renovation was two-fold: to improve the functionality of the space, whilst preserving the charm of this 1940’s cottage. Raising and replacing the roof allowed for some much needed natural light throughout, whilst removing internal walls, permitted the kitchen to be re-positioned to maximise on the storage and overall flow. The bathroom was replaced in entirety, complete with black fittings and fixtures and marble-look feature tile, and the laundry was fitted out with custom-built white cabinetry to take advantage of the high ceilings known from that era. Built-in wardrobes were installed in the bedrooms and the wide jarrah floorboards were re-polished throughout. The entire house was re-painted both internally and externally. The pièce de résistance however, was undoubtedly the alfresco. Connected to the main dwelling by 100 square metres of deck, complete with outdoor shower and stainless steel kitchen, it’s the perfect location to spend those balmy summer nights with friends.