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DUAL-LIVING DREAM The family dynamic is changing. Statistics show that children are staying home longer, and with living costs increasing, more families are opening their homes to extended family and friends. And, while the humble granny flat was traditionally a space for just that – to house aging parents – today it has other purposes. Dual-living appeals to a variety of people with different situations. Granny flats, or external rooms, are being used as outdoor offices, as living quarters for teenagers or even being rented out to university students for additional income.

Timeless appeal Chances are a granny flat will have many uses over the duration of its life, housing different guests and having different purposes. Our tip is to design a neutral space that can be easily adapted to individual styles and tastes. This will save you time and money in the future.

HOW MUCH? According to Avalon Granny Flats, a ready-to-go granny flat will cost between $1500 and $2000 per square metre. They suggest working from a $1750 budget for any under-roof area. Meanwhile, Granny Flats Southeast Queensland recommends allowing between $1390 and $2300 per square metre to cover design, building approval, construction and completion. “As with all forms of housing, costs can vary subject to the proposed use, the layout of the land and the existing house, soil conditions, floor area, selection of finishes and fittings, extent of external works and the budget,’’ the Granny Flats team reports.

What you need to know They can be custom-built, pre-fabricated, transportable, or even flat-pack. All granny flats must comply with both the Building Code of Australia and any relevant Australian Standards. Like with any substantial extension to the home, constructing a granny flat on your premises will need to meet certain criteria and undergo relevant building inspections. According to Sunshine Coast Council, a secondary dwelling is defined as: “a dwelling used in conjunction with, and subordinate to, a dwelling house on the same lot. A secondary dwelling may be constructed under a dwelling house, be attached to a dwelling house or be freestanding.” A secondary dwelling such as a granny flat or annexed unit is intended to be small in scale and ancillary to the main residence. The Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 contains assessment criteria for secondary dwellings. Your architect and builder will be able to provide further information, or to find out more visit sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/planningscheme.

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Sizing rules Approval requirements vary from region, but in a residential zone, granny flats are generally restricted to a maximum floor area of 60 square metres. This does not include undercover outdoor areas and garages. According to Granny Flats South East Queensland, construction can not take place on a block under 600 square metres in size.

DID YOU KNOW? Sunshine Coast Council now permits granny flats to be rented out to non-related parties. Previously these dwellings were only available for family members, but now they have a variety of uses. Source: Granny Flats Southeast Queensland

For an investment with rental potential or a family memeber to live with you According to Census results, more post-university aged adults – those aged 25 to 34 – are staying under their parents’ roof for longer. There are around 113,800 non-dependent children in that age bracket are living at home compared to 110,200 five years ago. Perhaps a granny flat could be the answer.

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KITCHEN // Sleek and simple There is a reason modern minimalistic design is popular. It’s simple, yet sophisticated. Start with a neutral palette – white is our favourite. The key is to keep the styling spare and clean and incorporate one or two elements that pop against the backdrop. A green pot plant, fruit basket or unusual bench stools are ideal.

Magnificent marble Make a bold statement by matching one-toned matte cabinetry with a stylish marble splashback. Deep colours such as black or navy will pop against white marble.

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Where do you want the bathtub in relation to the shower? Will there be a toilet in this bathroom? Draw a rough sketch to get your ideas on to paper. This will make designing the official plans a smoother process.

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HELLO HAMPTONS Hamptons inspired interior design is not going anywhere, and with good reason. This fresh neutral palette of linen, natural textures, duck-egg and ocean blues perfectly suits Sunshine Coast homes.

It’s in the detail Hamptons styling centres on understated luxury, which flows through the home. From the master suite to the living room and the bathrooms, even subtle touches, like plush towels, can add to the sense of comfort and elegance. The Guest First 5-star towel set is from Main Linen.

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Finishing touches Scatter soft furnishings and accents throughout your home. Coffee table books, vases overflowing with flowers, soft rugs and baskets will do the trick. We like this one from Innovative Furnishings and Décor, Mooloolaba.

Boardwalk beauty Typically a Hamptons home features rich timber flooring throughout. Whitewashed, bleached and grey timbers are popular. Or, you can go opt for a completely different look and install rich, dark timber. The floors should be layered with rugs. Woven materials, jute, rayon and soft textures all work.

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OVERCOMING ENSUITE WOES Reader Linda Gray wrote in with a burning renovation question: “How can I make my tiny ensuite appear bigger when I renovate?”

Cassandra Fenaughty is a landscape architect with more than 20 years’ experience. She’s the founder and owner of an innovative new renovation design consultancy, creating photo-real renovation concepts for clients looking to visualise their dream renovation before it begins. For more visit cassandrafenaughty.com.

CASSANDRA’S ADVICE What a great question, it’s really good that you are putting some thought into your project before you start. There are a few ways to make a small bathroom look larger, here are some ideas for you to consider. Extend the space Is the existing bedroom really large? Can some space be stolen from an adjacent room/storage cupboard, or can you extend the footprint outside? This is the most expensive option but if it’s achievable and important to you then perhaps it is an option.

Clever fittings and furnishings If you are keeping the existing footprint of the ensuite then you can be clever with your fittings and finishes. Consider a concealed cistern for your toilet that can be built into the wall space. Choose a frameless or semiframeless glass shower screen to make the room look longer. If you have good storage in your master bathroom, or plenty of linen storage space, consider storing all non-essential toiletries in these spaces. In the bathroom, introduce a wall-hung floating bench with surface-mounted basins. This will open up the space. A mirror cabinet recessed into the wall can house essentials such as makeup, toothbrushes and facewash. Light coloured tiles (white gloss for the walls preferably) in a large format with rectified edges and minimal grout joins will reflect light and make the space look larger.

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Floor-to-ceiling wall tiles also streamline the space. Choose simple towel rails and tapware that complements the rest of your home’s styling. And remember, don’t over accessorise the space. Keep it clean and simple with white or light-coloured towels that blend to the background. If you really need to personalise your space, instead of a picture or ornament consider a feature mirror which will reflect more light and also give the illusion of a larger room.

“Choose a frameless or semi-frameless glass shower screen to make the room look longer”

SEEKING ADVICE Do you have a renovation question? This month we have launched a new Q&A column with renovation concept design and landscape architect Cassandra Fenaughty. Simply email your reno question, along with your name, to cholznagel@ myweeklypreview.com.au. We will publish the column in each edition of My Renovation, which is out on the last Friday of each month.

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efore starting your renovation, there are a myriad of apps you can download to help with the planning and project management. To be honest, as long as I have a simple excel spreadsheet I usually feel in control of a project. However, the apps to help renovators just keep getting better and it would be silly to ignore all that they offer. So, if you want to be super organised and not have to mess about with notepads, paper plans or even the trusty tape measure, there could be an app for you. Here are my picks to help you collate all your renovation ideas and tools together for easy access.

MagicPlan The MagicPlan app makes life easier by measuring your rooms and creating detailed floor plans from the images you upload. You don’t even need to move your furniture around. Users simply have to point and take the pictures and this app will measure your rooms and draw a floor plan. It also lets you make notes, mark doorways and windows and combine rooms. Sun Seeker In the past this column has discussed the importance of maximising passive heating, cooling and natural light in a home. Sunseeker is the perfect app to help achieve this. It tracks the trajectory of the sun at any given location throughout the year. Planner 5D This app makes it easy to create photo-realistic 2D and 3D plans of your place and then download

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EXPERT ADVICE // <from previous page

INSPIRATION

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Home Design 3D Outdoor And Garden This app allows you to create 3D renditions of your dream backyard and fill it up with trees, plants, and furnishings.

Handyman Calculator If you’d prefer a budget managing app that’s focused purely on renovating and building, this one features multiple types of calculators. This means you can calculate all manner of building materials saving you time, money and waste. It also has a time tracking tool, a to-do list and allows you to save your measurements.

Homezada This app helps create reno tasks, manage budgets and create a wish list. You can save links to the stores where you intend to purchase the items from so these are automatically added to your reno costs.

Pocket Book Balancing your budget is hard enough. But, throw in a renovation project on top of keeping track of outstanding bills, and the entire process becomes even more difficult. Pocket Book is a an all-round money manager that will help you manage your renovation budget.

Buildbits If you’re into saving money and reducing waste, Buildbits is an online marketplace for all of the leftover building materials that would otherwise be scrap you’d have to pay to dispose of and end up in landfill. It lets you snap a picture of your leftover materials and upload them for sale within seconds.

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Homestyler This app allows you to snap a picture of your space and then style it up with paint colours, light fittings and furniture from select brands. Colorsnap This American app helps you pick colours for your walls by scanning a colour chip and seeing how your walls with look. Homestyler Interior Design On this app you take a picture of your space and then experiment with different colors, furniture, and lighting.

Always having your measurements, budget, plans, tasks and ideas for a reno on hand via one of these apps is surely going to save your lots of time and money. Hopefully, one of these apps might be able to help you keep your reno project on track.

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OUTDOOR //

Street appeal The exterior of your home says a lot about your property. It’s the first and last thing people see. There are some great ways to boost street appeal. If your budget allows for it, consider rendering over preexisting brick. A paint job will also do the trick. Choose colours that blend with the style of your home and the surrounding environment.

Get to work Hedges are a great way to spruce up the front of your home and autumn is the ideal time to hit the garden. According to the experts at Stihl, the months ahead are the best time for pruning, which removes dead wood, promotes flowering and stimulates growth. Stihl offers the following tips: • When pruning, always use sharp blades. • Use a resin spray to maintain the blades. • If they are looking a little worse for wear take your hedge trimmer for sharpening by the professionals.

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DID YOU KNOW? Avoid watering the lawn in the middle of the day. The heat will work against you and the grass won’t get the required nutrients. Instead, water in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid evaporation.

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POOLS //

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How safe is your pool? According to the Sunshine Coast Council advice, statistics show that most backyard drownings are due to children gaining access to the pool because it was unfenced or the pool gate was either faulty or placed in a propped open position. Council regularly undertakes compliance action in response to complaints about pool safety breaches. In the past year, council officers issued notices for 213 pool safety breaches.

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Pool safety is a joint responsibility Council says that while its officers can regulate and educate, it is up to pool owners to undertake regular checks to ensure their pool barriers are compliant. The Queensland pool safety standard regulates the height and strength of barriers, non-climbable zones, gates, latching requirements and the prevention of direct access from a building into a pool area. Private pool safety inspectors provide advice about pool safety and how to meet State Government requirements, inspect pools and provide pool safety certificates. For more visit sunshinecoast. qld.gov.au.

Checklist These are just some of the important pool compliance standards you must meet. Is your pool registered? Is your pool fence at least 1200 millimetres high? Is the bottom of your pool fence and gate no more than 100 millimetres above the ground? Did you know? Pools capable of holding more than 300 millimetres of water must comply with the Queensland pool safety standard. This includes: • Swimming pools • Spas • Portable and inflatable swimming pools. To ensure your pool is compliant: • Check you have a building approval • Get advice from a pool safety inspector about how to make your pool comply, or • Contract a pool safety inspector to do a formal inspection with a view to getting a pool safety certificate.

There must be one gap of at least 900 millimetres between any horizontal rails on the outside, and the gaps in the vertical members must not exceed 100 millimetres. Pool gates must not open inwards to the pool area and must be self-closing and self-latching from all positions. For a comprehensive review visit qbcc.qld.gov.au/home-buildingowners/pool-safety/does-yourpool-comply.

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finishing touches

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