The room also needed insulation, an internet connection and hot running water. During the project, everything – even the appliances and benchtops – had to be carried up the stairs, around the landing and through a hole in the unfinished wall. Once the plasterboard went in and the walls were painted, that access point was closed off and only flat-packed furniture could fit. It took six months to complete the contemporary space; now, the couple’s guests aren’t the only ones who love to visit. Homeowners themselves, and their kids love to sneak in here.
Flooring: Spotted gum 85mm select-grade timber boards, $85/sqm, Tait, taitflooring.com.au.
Furniture: ‘Karlstad’ sofa with chaise, $1078, ‘Malm’
bed frame, $289/queen, ‘Besta’ storage
modules & entertainment unit, approx $1000, all
Ikea, ikea.com.au. Replica Eames ‘Eiffel’ wood leg
table, from $269, replica Eames ‘DAW’ armchairs,
$109 each, all Sokol, sokol.com.au.
Paint: Wash & Wear 101 Barrier Technology in Natural White, $41.45/1L, Dulux, dulux.com.au.
Windows: Retrofit double glazing, $1200,
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