Front verandah Rhodes Sydney

Independent space for teenage kids, Sydney

Homeowners Catherine and Alex recently added granny flat Rhodes at the back of their property in Sydney. The growing family needed more space and a new added independent dwelling completely changed their life. Now two older teenagers get to enjoy their new space and privacy; parents have their house back for themselves and the youngest child.

Watch the video interview with Catherine and Alex reasons to choose YZY Kit Homes. Also, the builder for Sydney talks about the benefits of building system YZY Kit Homes are designed with.

Interview with the Homeowners and the builder

“It was a thrill when our Rhodes was finished and the kids could move in. We put our 2 older teenagers in here. It’s just completely changed our world having them in this space.” – said Catherine. “Honestly, we could not love it more. I pinch myself every day when I see it. Thank you [YZY Kit Homes] for creating such an incredible product we are so proud to own.”
“Everyone who comes over is blown away by it, from tradies to friends, everyone is like really impressed with the look, the tradies are impressed with the quality of the build. So we just feel like we made the best investment we’ve ever made.” – said Alex.

Rhodes: added independent space for teenage kids Sydney
Granny Flat Rhodes
Front verandah Rhodes Sydney
Front verandah
Kitchen and dining Rhodes Sydney
Kitchen and Dining
Bedroom Rhodes Sydney
Bedroom
Bathroom Rhodes Sydney
Bathroom
Living room Rhodes Sydney
Living room

Finding a granny flat that suits your property

Catherine came across YZY Kit Homes pretty early on in her research. “I was instantly drawn to Rhodes 2 bedroom design. It just completely complimented the look of our own house. I love that they were made of timber that they were quickly built, sustainable materials, just it really ticked all the boxes.”- said Catherine.

Tying new building with the existing house

When Shayne Price, the builder, initially got to the block, he noticed it was a nice, big, open block which works perfectly. However, Shayne didn’t want to just put a building in a backyard. He aimed to tie the new building in with the existing house.

Backyard space before Rhodes was built Sydney
Backyard space before Rhodes was built

To achieve this, builders raised Rhodes on the subfloor to be the same level as the main house. And then joined the existing deck from the pool area to the deck on the new dwelling. This way existing house, new granny flat and the entertaining area in between tied everything in together.

“I think it looks absolutely fantastic. I think it looks like it has been here for years like it was part of the original build, so tied in really nicely.”-said Shayne.

Arial view Rhodes Sydney
Arial view of Rhodes
View from the main house verandah
View from the main house verandah
View from pool area
View from the pool area
View from Rhodes verandah
View from Rhodes verandah

There was no challenge we could not overcome

We had to change a few things on the Rhodes model to suit council heights.
So, we changed the pitch of the roof to get it under a building height envelope. We also had to factor in that we are on the main road, we had low power lines for unloading and loading of trucks and we also had narrow access in-and-out of the property.

Delivery of Rhodes: challenges main road and low power lines
Delivery of Rhodes: main road and low power lines
Narrow access to the backyard
Narrow access to the backyard

The time it takes to build the Rhodes

“We [builders team] spent a few days doing the piers and the clients sort of think what’s going on and we’re not far ahead and then within 2 days, we have a whole building in the backyard. That is the beauty of YZY Kit Homes, they are very quick to go up.” – said Shayne. Every component just locks together, there are no nails, no need to seal any gaps. And then we tie the structure to the subfloor with cyclone rods. “We can complete a building to turn-key stage anywhere between 30 and 40 days. And that’s complete from footings to basically giving the key to the client to move in.” – said Shayne.

Raised sub-floor foundation for Rhodes
A few days building raised sub-floor foundation
Rhodes-completed independent space for teenagers Sydney
Rhodes: completed independent space for teenagers
Right side of Rhodes Sydney
The right side of Rhodes

If you are looking to build a granny flat in Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle and the Hunter area, please contact the builder 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.

Work space Teenage Retreat Bondi Beach

Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach

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.

Builder’s contact details: click here

Workspace Teenage Retreat Bondi Beach
Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach

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.

Sicilia Floor plan
Sicilia Floor plan

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 metre area.

Piano and lounge Teenage area Retreat Bondi Beach
Piano and lounge area

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.

Short on Space? Contact your nearest builder for a quote or consultation.

Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach before paints
Teenage Retreat before paints and landscape
Teenage Retreat in Bondi Beach painted and landscaped
Teenage Retreat painted and landscaped
Teenage retreat, Central Coast, front view

Teenage Retreat

This elegant Teenage Retreat is yet another project completed on the Central Coast by Custom Creations. With its flexible design, our standard Sicilia 20m² cabin was built with reversed floor plan. Also, a high quality Bi-Fold doors and a louvered window opens up the front of Sicilia Cabin entirely.

Teenage retreat, Central Coast, front view

Lana and Jonathan, the owners of the cabin, created the perfect backyard entertaining area that is both beautiful and functional. Cabin was built to complete the ultimate outdoors. Spacious backyard already had a basketball court, plentiful seating and dining area with the fire pit.

Teenage retreat, Central Coast, side view

Even a removable projector screen so family and friends can sit down and watch football and have movie nights.

Teenage retreat, Central Coast, inside view

“The owners absolutely love the cabin, they said it absolutely ticks all the boxes. The kids love it because they have their own space away from mom and dad sometimes. Teenagers can make plenty of noise and they are not in the lounge room.”- said Shayne Price, the builder at Custom Creations.

Teenage retreat, Central Coast, distance view

Teenage retreat, Central Coast, kitchen

Custom Creations is our excellent builders team building cabins and granny flats in Sydney, Central Coast and the Hunter. Contract Custom Creations if you need more room built fast in your backyard. Visit their Display Village, call Martin on 0456 640 543 to schedule a free site inspection or consultation or visit their new refreshed website: www.custom-creations.com.au

Daughters Retreat and a Pool House built Backyard Cabin Sicilia

Daughter’s Retreat and a Pool House with Fully-Equipped Outdoor Kitchen, Central Coast

This amazing project was built on the Central Coast earlier this year. Owners were looking for that extra room needed for their daughter and also for a pool house. Our beautiful timber studio Sicilia 20m² fitted perfectly in between the existing pool and the fence. It seems that the functional aspect of the project would have been achieved. However, talented owners had great ideas to transforming their backyard into an ultimate entertaining space. Sicilia cabin was extended to have an additional outdoor space with fully-equipped kitchen. Bi-folding windows added to the right wall of the studio opens to the outdoor kitchen/entertaining area making it convenient to entertain. The total building size is around 40m² half being indoor and another half for outdoor covered space. Continue reading Daughter’s Retreat and a Pool House with Fully-Equipped Outdoor Kitchen, Central Coast