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 house-raising architect and 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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