Thursday, 30 August 2012

Twins on 20 metres

The traditional large block of land with a 20 metre plus frontage could be gold mine of untapped value. By subdividing the block and building two new dwellings, the overall value of the property can be increased significantly.

Adenbrook Homes have a portfolio of single and double storey designs suitable for 10 metre frontage lots, from the three bedroom Kyle to the larger, 34sq Hayes. They specialise in knockdowns and rebuilds of larger lots into small lot dwellings.

Speak to one of Adenbrook's Home Consultants today about unlocking the potential in your block.

Designs for Small Lots

The Ascot

The Irwin Facade

Stylishly compact with room to play

It’s hard to believe that this home, with all its stunning inclusions and abundance of space, fits comfortably on a 10 metre block...but it does.

This home proves that a narrower lot need not restrict living or style, with a spacious kitchen, meals and lounge combination converging on to the alfresco, seamlessly bringing the great outdoors inside.

Upstairs each family member has their own invaluable space, and the children’s retreat affords the family some quiet time for playing games or watching movies. Parents aren’t forgotten either! The master bedroom features an ensuite and walk-in robe as well as a retreat that leads on to a private balcony.

The Deakon

The Kingsley Facade

Multiple living spaces for relaxing and entertaining

Stylishly compact, this double storey design has all the elements of open plan living, with kitchen, meals and family subtly integrating with the outdoor alfresco.

There's peace, quiet and relaxation on the upper floor, with a spacious master suite for Mum and Dad. The children can relax and watch a DVD in the open plan media lounge or enjoy some private time in their bedroom.

Come and see how with a clever design on your narrow lot you can have room both inside and out to live and play with the Deakon.

The Boston

The Benson Facade

With multiple living areas and spacious bedrooms the Boston is the modern family home designed to fit stylishly on a narrow lot. 

An open living space at the rear of the home converges on a full width alfresco to create a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and entertaining area.

Upstairs has a generous master suite and the three additional bedrooms share a front child's retreat. Spacious and cleverly designed to take maximum advantage of a narrow lot, the Boston is the design for today's family.

The Hayes

The Mirage Facade

Style and sophistication with clever compactness

With a breezy open plan design, mulitple living and outdoors spaces, the Hayes oozes style and sophistication with clever compactness.

Designed to fit narrow urban allotments, the ground floor merges indoor living zones with the outer landscape. The result is a seamless integration of dining, lounge and kitchen with the outdoors.

On the private upper floor, the sprawling master suite has its own private balcony, while the secondary bedrooms are well separated by an open plan retreat.

Stylishly compact, the Hayes has all the features of a modern family home in a clever design for narrow allotments. The ultimate lifestyle home for today's family.

The Kyle

The Charlotte Facade

Comfortable and casual with everything the family needs, the Kyle is an ideal home for the smaller family and fits neatly on a small lot.

Highly functional layout and practical in design, open plan living remains the focus of the Kyle with kitchen, meals and family opening out to the alfresco.

For truly private time, each bedroom has its own private zone, with the master suite isolated at the front of the home and the remaining bedrooms located at the rear and side of the home.

With everything you need and nothing that you don't, the Kyle is simple, family living at its best.

The Dawson

The Berkley Facade

Comfortable, affordable, a place to call home.

Lovingly simple in design with everything for the modern family, the Dawson is compact but packed with style and ideal for small lots.

The galley style kitchen, meals and family space are in an open plan, integrating with the alfresco for casual, relaxed living and easy entertaining.

Everyone has their own space at the Dawson. The master suite, located at the rear of the home, has a spacious ensuite and walk in wardrobe, while the additional bedrooms are located separately at the front of the home.

A home for the whole family to live, laugh and grow. Enjoy the simple pleasures of life when you live at the Dawson.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wardrobe Secrets

Hanging Rails

Double hanging rails (hanging one rail above the other) will double the amount of space and can be used for short clothes such as shirts, skirts, jackets, short dresses and long pants if they are folded over. These are suitable for both his and her side of the wardrobe. A single rail or full-height hanging space will house long dresses, trench coats, suits and other items that can’t be folded.

Shelving & Drawers

A combination of open shelving and drawers, depending on your needs, will make the best use of the space. Large open shelving at the very top is good for bulky items such as bags, suitcases and hat boxes while multi sized drawers are good for smaller, flatter items such as underwear, socks and t-shirts. Pigeon holes are good for folded bulkier items such as men's jumpers.

Hints & Tips

  • Slim-line, pull out racks will minimise the space used for accessories such as belts and ties.
  • Consider a skylight for good natural lighting and warm downlights for effective night lighting.
  • A single shoe rack at the bottom of a single rail space will maximise unused space.
  • A dressing area with mirror and shallow jewellery drawer may be suitable if there’s no room for a dresser in the bedroom.

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