Albert Park KitchenContemporary Living Room, Melbourne
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How does the new work address these problems or constraints? There are always compromises in any renovation, whether it’s budget, council restrictions, space or light limitations. With this project, the goal was to create a beautiful, practical family home with all the modern amenities while respecting the home’s history. In order to preserve the historical integrity of the house, we carefully restored those period features that were in a worthy state or replaced them. We blended old and new styles throughout the home to create a sense of flow. The home has the most welcoming feel to it; it really has soul. Budget priority was given to ‘heroes’ that would pack the biggest punch both in looks and comfort. These included the chevron flooring in the hallway, the individually designed bathrooms, the Dekton work surfaces and Rubn pendant in the kitchen (this brand is available at Fred International), hydronic heating, and sparing use of stunning New York marble. Combining these luxurious elements with less expensive finishes gave us the aesthetic we wanted and kept us on budget.