Owner Builder Neil was looking to add another bedroom to his house in Coolum beach. But there was already an existing decking area built where another room was most likely to go. So, he decided to build a cabin so that it shares the same deck creating a flow-on effect. And now it looks absolutely stunning flowing nicely from the main house through the spacious veranda. Who could tell it was a recent addition? It definitely looks like that was in the original plans of the house.
Searching the Internet, Neil found exactly what he was looking for – a simple to build beach style cabin. After the meeting with the local representative of YZY kit homes Adrian Fields, Neil was confident Corsica size and style was perfect for his home improvement project.
Neil chose one room Corsica cabin and transformed it into the en-suite bedroom. “Construction of the cabin was very easy” – said the owner of the cabin. Neil had some assistance of a carpenter and had no problems to set it up. “If he needed any advice, Adrian was always there to give us some good backup”- said Neil. “If you follow the instructions carefully, there is absolutely no difficulty to set it up.“
Colours for a flow effect
For the flow effect, builder owner sealed Corsica exterior with Merbau natural water-based stain. As for the interior, he used a natural clear water-based stain to make the cabin natural, cozy and light.
“I am very happy with the completed cabin and have had lots of good comments from my friends and family”- said Neil. “I recommend YZY Kit Homes for people looking for a simple and affordable cabin or granny flat addition. And I would also like to thank Adrian for all his help and advice during and after the construction.”
Do you live in Sydney, Central Coast or the Hunter Region? Visit our Display Village of YZY backyard cabins and granny flats located in Kincumber, a south-eastern suburb of the Central Coast.
Display Village is set up as a convenient one-stop-shop for people wanting to spend minimum time and have no fuss in the process of building a family home, a teenage studio, a granny flat or B&B. You’ll find 3 cabin models and one granny flat built and fully furnished using different materials and colour schemes to show different options available.
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.”
Pre-election Easter sale is now ‘ON’ exclusively at our Custom Creations Display Village on the Central Coast NSW! Easter special offer is a 10% discount for all cabins and studios up to and including 20m² size and 5% off all granny flats and cottages 30m² and above. The offer is valid for new orders placed by the federal election day, 18 May 2019.