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he Sunshine Coast is home to some talented designers and builders. For example, take a look at the stunning home that features on the front cover of this month’s edition. The work of JW Constructions, the house is second to none – and it has the awards to prove it. The Noosa property was named Home of the Year at the recent Sunshine Coast/ Wide Bay HIA Housing Awards. And, as we went to press, news arrived that it has also taken out the Queensland Custom Built Home of the Year. Inspiration for your own project can come from a range of sources. Awardwinning design is a great place to start, but it’s also worth researching other styles of architecture, including older properties. As you will see on page 22 in this month’s expert advice column from Cassandra Fenaughty, there is opportunity to breathe new life into older homes – and that’s why renovating is so much fun! Until next time, happy renovating.

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COVER STORY// Reno/Additions Project of the Year Renovation/Additions $600,001 to $1 million FOUNDATION HOMES The project had a range of very challenging site access issues, including pool access and demolition rubble removal. However, the finished home was worth the work. The floorplan takes advantage of the stunning coastal views. Orientation of any home is crucial. The Australian Government Your Home website explains the importance of position. “Orientation is how a building is positioned in relation to the sun’s paths in different seasons, as well as to prevailing wind patterns. In passive design, it is also about how living and sleeping areas are designed and positioned, either to take advantage of the sun and wind, or be protected from their effects. Ideally, you should choose a site or home with good orientation for the climate in your region, and build or renovate to maximise the site’s potential for passive heating and passive cooling.” For more, visit yourhome.gov.au.

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With property prices on the rise, residents are either renovating with new-found equity or flipping to make a profit. The first impression of a home is the most important, and this is a home’s facade, the street appeal. Many homes on the Sunshine Coast have similar characteristics to this weatherboard beach house – a double-storey, flat facade with little or no articulation. These homes can be challenging to renovate, but our client’s love for a sleek modern look gave us some great inspiration on how to convert this old beach house into a modern and chic home. With the brief to keep the Dulux Monument colour dominant, and to create a modern facade within a sensible budget, we set to work with how best to transform the street appeal of this property. Breaking up the front face was the first step. We did this by creating a continuous awning for the full-length of the front, which also provides shade to the ground floor. This awning can be constructed as either a solid roof structure or a combination of solid roofing including vine frames to add a splash of green to break up the Monument tones. If the owners want to splurge, a small green roof section

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Commitment to excellence Owner of CFS QLD, Marcelo Alvarez is a registered builder by trade with experience in residential property development & construction. Taking pride in his knowledge, commitment to excellence, and ability to provide projects to the highest of qualities with the utmost attention to detail.

Before the need for more definition. We achieved this by designing wider external window framing and window shades, which also provide protection from the afternoon sun. The addition of a soft entry path takes the edge off the modern frontage and incorporates a human and inviting scale, welcoming the homeowners and their guests to the home.

ask us Do you have a burning renovation or landscaping question? Let us know! You can email your questions for Cassandra to enquiries@ cassandrafenaughty. com.

Specialising in: • Bathroom Renovations • Wall & Floor Tiling Services • Waterproofing • Pool coping • Home renovations • Interior design Service

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OUTDOOR // CONTEMPORARY CREATION Contemporary, sleek and stylish, the creation of contestants Ronnie and Georgia was awarded third place by the judges, and we can see why. The boundary recycled brick wall, black gate and matching arbour, and Colorbond cladding are architectural highlights. Judge, and celebrated Australian designer, Darren Palmer said, “From the front gate all the way through to the back of the house it’s absolutely coherent.”

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WELCOME HOME When it comes to landscaping, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the front yard, and instead put all of your energy into the backyard. That is after all, where families tend to spend the majority of their time. However, the front of your property not only sets the tone for your entire home, but can increase the value too. We take a look at three of our favourite looks from Channel Nine’s The Block’s front garden and façade week.

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TIP Keep design consistent from the front garden right through to your interior design. Create an entire sensory experience by planting varieties that will not only bring colour and texture, but a beautiful scent into your outdoor space. Mitch and Mark’s gardenia augusta florida plants will grow into a fragrant feature in the garden

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PRETTY AS A PICTURE This design from contestants Mitch and Mark ticks all the boxes. It’s stylish, tranquil and offers plenty of space for the kids (or grandkids) to play. We love the contemporary twist on the traditional white picket fence. The renovators opted to invest in a durable aluminium material.

The couple utilised the narrow side area of the property to plant an orchard complete with apple and pear trees, and an edible garden. They also incorporated a beehive into the front yard to encourage plant growth.

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OUTDOOR // UTILISE EXISTING FEATURES This design takes full advantage of the existing feature – a beautiful old tree. For The Block judge, and celebrated designer, Darren Palmer, it was a “gift from the gods”. “I mean it’s a really beautiful thing for the façade of this house to have,” he said. “But then creating this seat around it, it anchors it, but it also gives it a purpose. You can have a conversation space here, so you could be sitting on that pebble or you could be over there watching the kids. It does invite the family out here.”

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FENCING Whether it’s for boundary or aesthetic purposes, there are many fencing materials to choose from. Colorbond is an inexpensive and sturdy option, which remains popular due to the variety of colours available. Aluminium slats, as pictured above in Mitch and Mark’s front yard, can be costly but require no painting, and won’t fade or rust. PVC is also becoming a popular choice due to its Hamptons style appearance. It will never need to be painted, and can be hosed down to clean and brighten.

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we love! The white arbour created by Kirsty and Jesse complements their Hamptons renovation. Arbours are more of an aesthetic feature rather than a practical one. However, growing a crawling vine or flowering plant across the structure will create welcome shade.

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STRUCTURAL ELEGANCE Described as monolithic, the three big concrete slabs that lead to the entrance of the home are the features of this Myles Baldwin-designed space. Contestants Josh and Luke chose a simplistic design ensuring the surrounding garden didn’t compete with the steps. Instead, the entire palette works cohesively. “Absolutely stunning, the colours of that olive tree play so beautifully against the grey and the colour of the concrete it’s all so tonal, even picked up on the beautiful succulent there on the edge of the concrete,” Judge Neale Whitaker said.

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FINISHING TOUCHES //

Parisian CHRISTMAS The ease of international travel may not yet be a reality for most, but that’s not to say you can’t bring a little European flair to your Christmas at home. Parisian styling centres on traditional holiday looks, but with an added twist of elegance.

Light up your home with these sparkling cone lights. Woven design décor with glitter and sequins, they look great when all three sizes are styled together and are made to suit any home or Christmas theme. They are from Adairs.

Made from resin, this beautiful deep-red flocked reindeer pays tribute to Santa’s faithful friends, while bringing a little magic into your home. The Reindeer with Gold Antlers is from Domayne, Maroochydore Homemaker Centre.

Once a must-have, the popularity of tree collars and skirts diminished during the past decade. But now they are back, more stylish than ever, and gaining popularity quickly. The Heirloom velvet tree skirt features a quilted edge with pretty sequined snowflakes. It’s from Myer.

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Flocked decorations and trees may conjure memories of old fashioned Christmases gone by. The traditional look is nostalgic and homely. We like the Christmas Parisian bow from Big W.

we love! Is there anything more quintessentially Parisian than a beautiful carousel? This beautiful dome glass ornament is from Adairs.

The simplicity of the red velvet flock glass bauble from David Jones.

The Christmas French Water Lantern with Christmas Town will introduce added sparkle to your holiday. It’s a great feature for your dining table or perched near the tree, and will foster Christmas spirit for young and old. It’s from Xmas & Co.

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FINISHING TOUCHES //

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This wrought iron mermaid tail wall merm hook is available in both bo white and navy blue. The hook looks terrific outdoors by the outd pool, or in a pool bathroom or mud bath room. It’s from room Coast Store, Coas Cotton Tree. Cott

The classic screen print of the Delft Vase tablecloth will brighten any dining space with its cobalt blue and off-white colours. It’s from Coast Store, Cotton Tree. TIP: Add matching napkins and mismatched blue ceramics to create a beautiful table setting.

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A little indulgence is what this blend of bamboo and cotton sateen bedding will bring to the bedroom. The bespoke fabric of the Home Republic 600TC bamboo cotton blue grey quilt cover creates a unique surface sheen with a contemporary style, emphasised by luxury and quality. It’s from Adairs.

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