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.
Custom Creations, YZY Kit Homes builders for Sydney, recently built a granny flat in Campsie, a suburb in south-western Sydney. A new independent dwelling was built for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.
The clients started from one of the standard granny flats and customized it to suit their backyard and everyone’s taste. They have combined classic Australian architecture with a very modern Scandinavian feel.
“I love old Australian houses; my daughter and her partner like a more modern look. Using the Scandinavian ‘timber cabin’ style enabled us to visualise exactly how the building would look – an Australian weatherboard with white painted lining boards – and achieve exactly what we all wanted.”
Interior design and styling
“We put in all the things we love the most – a very modern black and plywood kitchen (which we designed and built ourselves) with a pressed tin splashback; a cast iron freestanding bath; recycled timber floorboards and lovely large windows.” – said Richard.
Faith and Richard were able to design the building exactly how they wanted it to maximise the winter sun, summer shade and views.
“We now have a beautiful cottage which fits well with our 1940s fibro house and is comfortable, practical and stylish.” – said Richard.
Testimonial: YZY Kit Homes and Custom Creations worked with us to help us realise our dream, from our original concept to our finished cottage. We couldn’t be happier with how they worked with us and the level of care and craftsmanship they applied. Nothing was too much trouble. Do we recommend them? Yes, without any hesitation.
“Faith and Richard’s granny flat was custom designed by the client and we made it become a reality for them. It was only 23 working days from start to finish.” – said Shayne Price, the builder at Custom Creations.
“Scandinavian building systems are designed perfectly for uneven blocks as everything is built on piers so there is no concrete slab required. And, being Scandinavian manufactured obviously comes as a flat pack. So like a big jigsaw puzzle” – Shayne said.
According to the builder, another advantage of these building systems is access isn’t a problem. “You can basically walk in the front door and out the back door with our product. No crane needed for installation.”
Shayne also said that everything is built to all the Australian Building Code and is covered under homeowners warranty as per Building Code.
A granny flat built out of sustainable building materials was one of the criteria of Faith and Richard’s. YZY Kit homes buildings are made of FSC certified timber and clients used other recycled materials for internal fit-outs. And a result is that “it is all built out of sustainable timber so it’s fantastic for the environment.” – said Shayne.
There are some shots while building a granny flat for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.
If you are looking to build a granny flat in Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle and the Hunter area, please contact Custom Creations, builders of this project.
If you need an extra room built somewhere else, please find your nearest builder and contact him for a quote, site inspection or general information.
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.
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.
A beloved cabin Crete was built by our builders team Custom Creations on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The cabin serves as a pool house. And it’s not just a regular pool house cabin, but decorated in Southeast Asian style. What a great idea to make your own backyard to feel like you are on vacation!
A Pool house backyard retreat, Central Coast
Now, that’s the way to keep that holiday mood going, owners enjoy hot summer days at the pool in Southeast Asian style.
Inside a Pool house, Central Coast
That’s what clients say about their new home improvement project with YZY Kit Homes and Custom Creations:
Would definitely recommend Custom Creations to anyone, the professional work that this company did on our pool house is amazing not to mention the fact they turned up when they said they would and installed it in no time what so ever. Now we can relax and enjoy it all, thank you Custom Creations! – wrote Jacqui Nash to Custom Creations.
A pool house near the pool, Central Coast
If you have that memory of your perfect vacation and would like to have that holiday mood while you’re at home, create it in your backyard!