Moolap ResidenceContemporary Dining Room, Geelong
Builder: Clark Homes
Photographer: Chrissie Francis
Stylist: Mel Wilson
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Painting by Prudence CarolineWhat was your brief? To improve the orientation of the living zone and provide a new ‘pavilion-style look’, with large sliding doors that open onto an entertaining space and a future pool area.To reconfigure the layout of the house to provide the following:Large open-plan living area.Kitchen with butler’s pantry.Laundry.Reduce the number of bedrooms from five to four.A master suite with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.Music room.Powder room.A functional bathroom that allowed two people to use the vanity space at once.Internal access from the garage.
Have a clear idea about your plans for the propertyIf you plan on renting the home, you need to look past personal preferences and invest in a property that will attract the maximum number of people. You’ll want it to be as up-to-date as possible so it can be rented out straight away. It’s also important to be close to shops, restaurants and public transport as these factors often appeal to renters.If you intend to live in the property, you can afford to be more personal in your preferences and take on a home that might require some updates over time.If the intention is to sell, focus on catering to the demographics of the area rather than to personal taste.