Open Plan Living

Open Plan Living

After seeing an ad for Total Lifestyle Builders, the Chuggs considered the possibility of a second level extension to solve their space problems.

Before Total Lifestyle Renovation

Wanting a large, hotel style master suite and an open-plan family living space downstairs, the Chugg’s needed a specialised architect / builder to fulfill their wishes.


The Process

The large, executive parents’ retreat was built on the second level. At over 100sqm, the new space included the bedroom, hotel / spa-style ensuite, generous WIR, living area and kitchenette. The Chugg’s also included an upstairs guest room.

Statement Staircase

Part of the design included a stunning statement staircase dividing the entertainment area from the kitchen.  The Tasmanian Oak, mono-stringer staircase is the main focal point of the home, a talking point from both upstairs and down.

Structural Implications

The rear downstairs bedrooms were opened up to create a large entertainment area walking out to a new pool pavilion.  The structural implications of building a second level extension above a large, open-plan area could only be resolved by a qualified architect.  This is where using Total Lifestyle Builders paid off for the Chuggs. They got both a huge, open plan living space and the generous master suite they dreamed of.

Client’s thoughts…

“We now have a home that is wonderful for both us & our boys. We have our own area that we can retreat to for a little peace & quiet, & we have plenty of fun space for the boys in their rooms & the games room.”

Steve & Jacki Chugg


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