BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO WEMBLEY CHARMER
A 1930s home in Wembley has been brought back to life by Dale Alcock Home Improvement. The property lost none of its original charm or character during the renovation process, but now offers contemporary accommodation for a modern family.
WA’S leading home improvement specialists turned what was a small and seriously dated two-bedroom, one-bathroom property into a fabulous four-bedroom family home.
With its great bone structure, solid foundation and charming character, the home was ripe for renovation and extension
Ken Wiggins, General Manager of Dale Alcock Home Improvement, said the incredible transformation provided inspiration and ideas for anyone thinking about undertaking a renovation on a character home.
“We love transforming homes, offering the highest quality of standards to ensure we deliver the result that matches a client’s vision, while providing them with the lifestyle they are after,” Mr Wiggins said.
“This particular property in Wembley was untouched, after being owned by the same family for 70 years. The home became the perfect canvas for an innovative renovation design,” he said.
The expert design team at Dale Alccok Home Improvement continued some character features, such as the hardwood floorboards, through to the new part of the house. Existing rooms in the home, such as bedrooms, retained their original character but the extension was modern and contemporary. The home had been designed with seven keys considerations in mind. These were orientation, zoning, functionality, original character, market relevance, neighbourhood harmony and site usage.
“These elements became the key ingredients in transforming this home into a modern haven, while maintaining its rich history and original charm,” Mr Wiggins said.
The new improved home includes open-plan living spaces, an alfresco, additional bedrooms, a study / library nook and double carport.
“To provide kids and parents with their own space, we designed a parents’ wing with a large master bedroom, dressing room, ensuite and library or study. The separate kids’ wing features three bedrooms and a centrally located bathroom,” Mr Wiggins said. “When designing the renovations, we took into account the intended use of each room, as it’s the subtle little things that make a room truly functional. For example, the lounge room at the front had an existing fireplace. So we decided to extend the ‘fireplace feel’ and make the entire room warm and cosy, adding a large lounge suite and opening the room onto the study and library.”
For more insights and information about renovating a character home, download the FREE Dale Alcock Home Improvement ‘Character Home Renovation Guide’ at www.dahi.com.au.
Or book a free one-hour design consultation and a Dale Alcock Home Improvement Designer will visit you to discuss your ideas. For more inspiration, visit www.dahi.com.au call 6555 7534. or