The first of our bedroom renovation projects was ultimately to transform a very small space into a spacious guest room with an en-suite shower room and west facing beach and bay view. The project involved a reasonable amount of structural change allowing a two storey extension extending out to the side of the property but stepped back slightly so avoiding any change to the front facade.
Saltwater House is an older period style property built in the mid 1930’s and has gone through several renovation and refurbishment projects throughout it’s lifetime. Starting it’s life as quite a small property it has been increased to a floor space of approximately 3000 square feet but not without a few compromises of varying ceiling and floor levels. These issues did arise as a bit of a stumbling block when we first started the planning stage but with a great architect and valuable 3D insight we managed to transform a small wasted space into a beautiful and practical guest space whilst retaining character and all the essential style of a typical beach house.
The room can now accommodate a super king bed, fitted robes, dressing table and easy chairs. Tounge and grove panelling was added to the full length of one wall and adds not only old-style coastal character but a practical feature acting as a headboard.
The en-suite shower room is accessed through a feature barn sliding door into a lower level which was once part of the main bathroom of the property. Structurally this meant breaking through which was originally once part of an exterior wall of the property.