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Although Stonewood Homes man­aged the whole de­sign, plan­ning and con­sent process, the cou­ple weren’t com­pletely im­mune to chal­lenges. One of the big­gest came about be­cause they were us­ing a pre-ex­ist­ing floor­plan and had to re­main within the home’s des­ig­nated foot­print. This wasn’t a prob­lem per se, but it did re­quire many hours of brain­storm­ing and space plan­ning to en­sure the lay­out didn’t ex­tend be­yond the coun­cil’s build­ing-area max­i­mums. “We spent hours work­ing and plan­ning with Stonewood Homes and we did a lot of think­ing about how and where we spend our time to en­sure we got the per­fect lay­out for us as a fam­ily,” ex­plains Becks.

Once the cou­ple had de­cided on their lay­out, and to help them un­der­stand how their new house would be sit­u­ated on the site, Gio­vanni made a 1:100 scale model of the new home. “It was in­valu­able to be able to vi­su­alise our home in 3D and it helped us with plan­ning the out­door spa­ces and the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior paint colours,” says Becks.

“We made some changes to the plans in­clud­ing a higher ceil­ing, larger stor­age spa­ces and big­ger liv­ing ar­eas”

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