The year 2019 was a prolific one, it saw the construction of new Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and houses spread across Australia. YZY Kit Homes were used in varying ways. The larger units were utilized as homes, independent living spaces specially designed for teenagers, guest houses or bed and breakfasts. The smaller studio-type cabins were utilized as art studios, home offices, music rooms, pool houses and sheds.
Space is the primary driving force for the initiation of construction. Then the client gets in contact with a builder to develop potential ideas. Simultaneously, the builder focuses on the options and restrictions associated with the site. Following a few rounds of discussion, working in unison the best possible outcome is achieved. The results speak for themselves. Here are some of the cabins which came up in 2019.
Canberra Outdoor Structures recently built a garden cottage for Carly and Ben Drysdale’s family in Conder. Initially, the cabin was meant to be built as a sleepout for guests, but in the process young family found out they were expecting a second daughter and would have run out of rooms inside their house!
“Carly had a very clear idea of what she wanted the cabin to look like and she designed and styled it beautifully” – said Murray Fleming, the builder. “We had the custom project modified to the client’s taste. Also, the new building had not to obstruct the views of the Lanyon Valley visible from the main house. So, we had Crete cabin prolonged with the additional room for the bathroom.”
The talented owner was inspired by older style homes with the historical feel. “I managed to find vintage doors online and they were freighted from Melbourne, these brought some extra charm.” – said Carly.
“I wanted to create something cozy but bright and airy – said Carly. “When I painted the inside stark white, I was a little worried it was too much, but once it was decorated, it was the perfect canvas. Our guests love it, and so do we!”
“Murray and his team were so accommodating and happy to personalise areas for us. These include a bigger deck which steps down using spotted gum, a structural frame and moulding for our doors and the bathroom addition.” – said Carly.
We asked Carly why she chose YZY Kit Homes. “I love the exposed timber, the natural knots and joins and the ceiling beams.”- she said. “The hinged windows and gold fittings are gorgeous and suit the overall style I was trying to achieve.”
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Looking back at 2018, it’s been yet another amazing year with many Scandinavian cabins, granny flats and even homes built across Australia. Use of YZY Kit Homes was very diverse. While larger 1 and 2 bedroom buildings were used as a main house, accommodation for guests or B&B, smaller studio-type cabins were mainly used as a teenage studio, a home office, parents retreat, a pool house and a craft room.
The need for more space starts the process. Clients consult with the builder exchanging ideas, builder looks at the site potential and restrictions. After a few discussions, working together teams find the most suitable solution. And the results are amazing, take a look at some of the cabins built in 2018.
Ex display cabin Crete finds its new life and purpose as Jennifer and Scott’s Pool House. Solid timber studio has served as a display cabin at Round about The House yard in Mittagong NSW. With the plans to build a larger cabin, local timber merchants put their display cabin Crete on sale. It just so happened that Scott and Jennifer visited the local timber yard with the idea of building a pool house from scratch.
“We actually went to our local timber yard looking to build a very specific sized pool house, the ‘Crete’ was on display there and just so happened to meet the size we had asked. We love the solid timber feel to the structure and it was very easy to construct.”
So, YZY Kit Homes cabin has found a new home in Southern Highlands beautifully set up in Jennifer and Scott’s backyard.
We asked Scott who’s ideas was to style the studio so beautifully?
“Jennifer, my very talented wife is responsible for styling”- Scott said.
“The pool house has allowed us to enjoy our pool a lot more, even when it is a little too cold to swim, it is nice to relax in and take in the serenity.”
Watch 1 day construction time lapse and styling video of Jennifer and Scott’s Pool House. Video and images are courtesy of the pool house owners. Big thanks to Jennifer and Scott for sharing their story!