Along with designing and building new homes, Central Avenue Homes also carry out renovations and extensions to existing homes or apartments.
These projects can be extremely rewarding and interesting for both the owners and for our staff and subcontractors and give a new lease on life for often tired and dysfunctional buildings.
We have recently completed 3 completely different projects; a completed strip out, re-design and refurbish of a large 10th level apartment in East Perth, a rear extension to a home in Claremont and a simple rental refurb to a townhouse in Jandakot.
The apartment, originally constructed in the early 1980’s, is in an amazing location overlooking Langley Park with uninterrupted views over the river from Kings Park round to Burswood and the building has generally been well maintained and managed so well worth the investment. The owners wanted to modernise and re-design to open the space up and generally brighten the environment.
After establishing the internal walls were not load bearing through an engineer inspection, we were able to remove several walls and door frames, fill in some openings to eliminate unnecessary passages, extend the ensuite and create additional storage.
All the electrical and data cabling was redone utilising the dropped ceilings fitted throughout the apartment, providing additional power and data point where required to service the latest technology and picture frame style TV’s.
Lighting troughs to the entry, kitchen, living and main bedroom fitted inside framed bulkheads that also provided the sealed ducting for the climate control system.
Double glazed windows and doors were also fitted to the front elevation providing an extremely quiet environment, eliminating almost all the city traffic noise with the added bonus of reducing the need for air conditioning.
The resulting apartment is amazing, and the owners are extremely pleased with the final result.
The Claremont extension was a 270m² extension to the rear of this 1920’s Federation home creating a large family/dining area, kitchen, laundry and office before stepping up into the double garage. In conjunction with the owners we had to match the external brickwork with tumbled red commons for painting and continue the raking exposed eaves into the new extension to match the existing.
The extension also incorporated unique Cedar cavity sliding doors to the external leaf as the main entry to that areas off the new pool area.
Another amazing transformation creating new functional spaces while maintaining the Federation styling of the original building.
The rental refurb we completed to a townhouse in Jandakot was completed in less than 2 weeks with a couple of days dedicated to patching walls, cornices and removing all fittings and fixtures to allow the painter a clear run through as well as removing the old carpets.
The home was re-painted completely with a clean neutral colour (freshening up from the dated apricot theme) and new stain resistant carpets laid over underlay to the bedrooms and living area when all the fittings were re-fitted ready for re-leasing.
So whether you want a major extension or refurbishment or just a minor renovation Central Avenue Homes can assist, we have a long term established trade base, in house design drafting capacity and an overall highly skilled professional team.
Call us on (08) 9456 3366, Mobile: 0403 132 174 or email us on [email protected] to discuss your renovation needs and get the comfort of dealing with a reputable building company that has been trading for over 20 years.
Posted by Lee Grainger