Episode 8 – 10 Design Decisions That Made A Big Impact. Listen to This!

decision-making design May 04, 2023
Renovation Ready Episode 8 – 10 Design Decisions That Made A Big Impact. Listen to This!

Every renovation project brings many decisions. Want to know the ones we’re glad we made in our most recent projects? 

Here are 5 design choices each of us made in recent projects that had a huge impact on the final result. 

Natalie’s Decisions: 

  1. Tadelakt built-in bench seat to maximise functionality
  2. Whether or not to paint the timber trusses, which had an impact on the feel of the space
  3. Timber bookshelf as a room divider to add storage and create zones without sacrificing natural light
  4. Triple bunk to take advantage of vertical space
  5. Antique French limestone kitchen sink as the statement piece

Courtney’s Decisions: 

  1. Built-in bench seating in both the living room and kitchen to create cosy nooks and add visual impact
  2. Timber windows & doors which cost more and require more maintenance over time, but add a feeling of warmth (Note: We were also intentional about the type of timber we chose – we wanted it to be a sustainably sourced Australian timber, which limited our options. We ended up choosing Blackbutt over Spotted Gum because we liked the more golden colour.)
  3. Hemp walls as a more sustainable material that also improves air quality and regulates temperature – while also looking beautiful and smelling good too!
  4. Terrazzo tile flooring as a durable, easy-to-clean and less expensive alternative to polished concrete (Note: We chose Fibonacci Terrazzo tiles in 'Freckle' for the natural, pebbly look.)
  5. Painting the exterior Accoya timber cladding rather than leaving it raw (Note: We chose Murobond's Murowash in 'Vesuvius'.)

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We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nations, the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.