Case Study 1: Wellington
Adding a bedroom to a two- or three-bedroom home has been proven to add more value than any other type of renovation, closely followed by kitchen and bathroom renovations. In this case, a cramped three-bedroom home in Wellington’s suburbs was pushed out to create a larger kitchen, dining and living area, and a fourth bedroom (currently used as an office) was popped up through the roof.
A partially-covered verandah and large bifold doors created new indoor-outdoor flow, giving access to an improved entertaining area and private garden.
It’s hard to believe that this is what the original home looked like before Pzazz Building transformed it. “As we have a busy life with work and family, trying to do this was expected to be stressful,” said the owners, Lana and Pete. “However, Pzazz made it feel easy and definitely worth it.”
How much value would this kind of transformation add to your home?
Case Study 2: New Plymouth
This renovation in Taranaki also involved enlarging and refurbishing the kitchen, dining room and living area. As in the first case study, the home’s indoor-outdoor flow was enhanced, and we especially liked the addition of a sitting area in the far corner, designed to capture the sun.
Another smart idea was the versatility of having the lounge room open to the rest of the living area, or sealing it off with a bifolding door. The renovations and colours were the ideal complement for the owners’ art and furniture collection.
The main bathroom was also brought up-to-date and made to look larger by bringing in more light through larger privacy windows and the use of warm yet pale colours. As we mentioned before, bathroom renovations can produce some of the best returns on your home improvement investment, not only by adding value to your home but by enriching your family’s comfort and lifestyle.
Case Study 3: Wellington
You’re not going to believe what this house looked like before it was it was extended to more than double its original size. Here’s a clue – the new roofline was deliberately designed in keeping with the original home’s tilted flat roofline.
OK, here it is. As you can see, the challenges of extending this home included the steepness and narrowness of the property.
The first step was to shore up the slope with retaining walls and create a platform behind the existing home capable of supporting a two-storey structure.
Perched on a steep slope, the home already enjoyed a great outlook, but building upwards and replacing the roof of the original structure with a massive deck improved the views at the same time as adding to the outdoor entertainment area.
The giant barbecue and child’s tricycle on the balcony are testament to how much the family is enjoying their newly enlarged home. The home reflects the best of old and new, retaining its original sixties character in keeping with the neighbourhood while incorporating modern low-maintenance features and energy efficiency.
Looking to add value to your home as well as your family’s lifestyle? Pzazz Building offers the complete design-and-build solution. Our owner-operator affiliates have the expertise to be able to advise you on the best way to achieve your dreams and work with you to make your home transformation as easy and stress-free as possible.