Everything You Need to Know About Renovating a Queenslander House
Everybody’s heard the saying that someone’s home is their castle. It might sound like a worn-out cliché— but it’s no less true that you deserve a living space that reflects inside and out the wants and needs of the people who inhabit it. But what happens when you find that near-perfect dream home you’ve been hunting for and the final touches it needs to be yours are just out of reach? It can be hard to know where to start on renovating a Queenslander house, whether you’re a first-time buyer seeking to make a classic home your own or a long-time owner finally taking the first steps into heritage home restoration.
We all know how stressful renovating a home can be, especially if it’s tied up in the history of a heritage home that you want to preserve. Queenslander renovations are special, though, as these homes hold so much charm and magic that you don’t want to get rid of. If anything, enhancing all the stunning features of these abodes is where the money is at.
Renovating a Queenslander House
Make Room for Natural Light
One of the best things about a Queenslander is the expansive windows and open plan layouts. This is the perfect time to highlight these features and make room for the natural light to completely light up the interior. You can do this by removing any unnecessary partitions or interior walls in your heritage home restorations to create a more open and airier feel. In addition to the, you can replace old and outdated windows with new ones that are more energy-efficient and allow for the light to spill into your home effortlessly.
Add Outdoor Living Space
Another great way to make the most of your Queenslander home is by adding an outdoor living space. This could be anything from a simple deck to a screened-in porch or even a full-blown outdoor kitchen. Not only will this give you more room to entertain guests, but it will also allow you to enjoy the beautiful Queensland weather all year round.
Update the Kitchen and Bathrooms
While the layout of a Queenslander home is often quite charming, the kitchens and bathrooms are usually in need of a serious update. If you’re planning on selling your home, then you should definitely consider renovating these areas to make them more appealing to buyers. Even if you’re not planning on selling anytime soon, updating these rooms will still add value to your home and make your life much easier. Who doesn’t want a beautiful kitchen or modern bathroom?
Research the History
Heritage home restorations are a complex process based on a lot of history. Working with older materials can be an unpredictable process, which is why AQWA Construction’s expert tradesmen take the utmost care in dealing with the older features of your home. We’ll help you to determine if any previous council-approved renovation has already been performed and locate any potential pre-existing issues that already need a touch-up, uncovering the important truths of your home’s past that will guide it to a stylish future.
It’s obvious that the process of renovating a Queenslander house is both rewarding and demanding, especially if you’re new to the complexities of the process. AQWA Constructions is here to guide you through the necessary steps to add a modern twist to your home, while preserving the all-important character of the home. With a passion for high-quality work and customer satisfaction, it’s our job to ensure your renovation project is seamless and on time, with as little impact on your day-to-day life as possible.
Contact AQWA Constructions Today!
If you’re interested in drafting up a design or plan for your Queenslander renovations, from raising the house for additional living space or you’re wanting a complete overhaul of the interior, get in touch with AQWA Constructions by calling 0414234695. To engage our home renovations Brisbane northside services, reach out to our team via our online form today.