Bentleigh Renovation and Extension

Our clients for this period home renovation in Bentleigh came to us with a vision to transform the house they had lived in for over 20 years, into their ‘forever home’.

They loved the heritage character and large backyard ; they didn’t like the cramped kitchen, lack of light and lack of storage. They wanted more connection to outside and a modern family home that would allow them to adapt as their children got older.

We re-worked the floor plan to create 3 separate living ‘zones’ – adults working & sleeping zones at the front of the house; kids sleeping and bathing in the middle, and living / family activities to the rear overlooking the garden. Grouping functions like this turned out to be the best way to achieve a cohesive floor plan and connectivity between the family’s activities.

In remodelling the entire house from front to back we added a new ensuite and walk-in-robe to the master bedroom, fittied out the front room into a fabulous home office and extended and opened up the back into a large, light-filled open plan kitchen, dining and living space giving onto a pergola covered veranda. The whole house received a makeover with engineered timber flooring to replace the old cork floors, painted timber panelling to the hallway,  new lighting and built-in custom made joinery.

By using a combination of Strategy, Creativity and Expertise and following our tried and tested processes, we were able to deliver a new family home that meets the needs of each family member, brings them satisfaction and joy and allows them to live their lives with ease.


This is what our clients said about working with us:

“We have been working with Harriet over the past many months on the detailed architectural plans for our house renovation. Harriet has been instrumental in helping us design our dream home. Our desire was to live in a small house and Harriet has filled the brief exceptionally well. She listened to our needs and then worked her magic through: excellent space planning to achieve maximum flow; detailed planning to make sure we made use of our spaces effectively and she also worked with us to choose quality interior design selections to suit our chosen aesthetic. She has also been working with our chosen builder during this consultation and has also facilitated all the necessary approvals. Her experience, knowledge, attention to detail; industry connections and excellent consulting skills has meant that this has been a seamless process for us. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with Harriet. We can’t wait to see the design come to life in the coming months as we begin the renovation! We highly recommend Harriet and her team.”