Are your kids growing up and require their own
space to live in and carry out their lives? That became the issue here in Bondi
Beach and family was exploring options to solve this problem. With Bondi Beach
being one of the most expensive areas to live in the
country, moving out to a bigger house was never an option.
But wait! What if you were able to give teens their place on your existing property? Yes, own backyard was that perfect unused space. And the family of four turned their backyard into an ultimate Teenage Retreat.
This teenage retreat utilized a backyard cabin Sicilia that is most often being built for that purpose. From the floor plan to the construction, everything was specifically created and designed to ensure that the backyard room will accommodate the teens and their way of life. Sicilia was a perfect choice for this teenage retreat in Bondi, providing them with living space to hang out with friends, study, and carry out any hobbies they might have.
This Sicilia studio provides room for a single
bed or a couch, a work area, a place for practising playing the piano. Teenage
retreat with a fitted-in bathroom the entire cabin is lying on a 20 square
Down the track, when the kids become young adults and decide to fly away, there are many other uses for the cabin to be repurposed. The family will be able to make it their own retreat, a hobby room or a room for guests.
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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.
This modern guest house was recently built by Canberra Outdoor Structures in Canberra. Our Sicilia cabin built with a spacious deck warping the cabin on two sides was customized to suit young family’s needs to have a home office as well as a space to accommodate guests.
The building has a 4 m x 5 m main room with a 2.7 m by 1.8 m bathroom. Bathroom was added and built from a conventional construction with Colorbond steel cladding all around. Steel cladding extended to the rear northern wall of the building allows for the buit-in wardrobe.
Our [Canberra Outdoor Structures] quote was half the price compared to other granny flat builders and speed of installation was important. Now young family has a comfortable space to accommodate parents coming down from Sydney to look after their child – said Murray Fleming, the builder of this beautiful project.
Young professionals, owners of the building undoubtedly have a taste and talent for home design. They chose two-tone color scheme for both exterior and interior of the studio. This makes the building consistent throughout. White walls contrasting with deep dark toned window trims made their new building fresh, modern and elegant. Inside of the building is light and airy with abundance of natural light and white walls and ceiling. Bathroom floors were tiled with dark tiles and again contrasted with white subway tiles on the walls. Owners chose trendy black shower mixer and vanity taps to complete the stylish new room in their backyard.
As one-bedrooms, Sicilia 30m² timber studios can provide suite accommodations for out-of-town guests or even serve as granny cottage. With the addition of a covered veranda, the studio Sicilia 20m² and one-bedroom Sicilia 30m² designs can be further extended to create more space for entertaining.
Backyard cabin Sicilia 30m² 1 bedroom floor plan
Sicilia backyard cabins feature double glazing on windows and doors. They’re constructed of superior-grade solid timber walls, structural tie down systems – 8 [for smaller] and 13 [for larger] steel rods in all corners and tongue-and-groove roof boards. Constructed on a prepared level base, Sicilia timber studios can be completed in two days.
Both Scilia 20m² and 30m² designs feature double French doors, double-glazed timber doors and windows with weather strips. Flexible options including paint allow you to customize your design to make it truly unique and one-of-a-kind. You can add custom color, shape and size veranda and decking, timber handrail and external steps, timber, laminate or carpeted floors, include bathroom and kitchen fit-outs and even opt for additional windows. All options are sourced locally and can be ordered with our Authorized supplier, your local builder. The builder will happily customize the options to suit your taste and budget.
YZY Kit Homes is a Scandinavian manufacturer of superior-grade, high-quality backyard cabins, granny flats and timber studios. All cabins are constructed by our authorized and reputable Aussie builders in compliance with local building regulations to quickly give you more living, working and storage space right in your own backyard without the bother of constructing a home addition.