Pictured is the North side of the property and the only side of the house that is accessible. There is a generous front yard and small back yard so we really wanted to utilise this space as best as we could within the budget.
Decking and privacy screens were a must for this zone as it is quite built up either side of the property and there are now two entertaining zones outside for lounging, dining or a dry bar.
French doors were installed to the laundry and double French doors to the dining room for access to the clothes line, backyard and entertaining deck with added natural light.
The screening doubles as an opportunity to add some greenery and that's exactly what we did so that inside the laundry and dining room, the view out will eventually be cascading green leaves connected between the wall pots.
We changed up the cladding and colour to add a bit of interest and vertical lines on the facade and down 1/3 of the side.
Front and rear fencing with pedestrian gates were installed so the yard is secure and private.
In addition to a tall lap and cap timber fence at the rear, we also added Himalayan weeping bamboo along the fence line that continued to meet the side deck for extra sound proofing and privacy from the busy road beyond.
Previously the front door faced East and rear door faced West but it made more sense to flip it aound due to the driveway access and the highway.
Eaves, doors and screens in 'Ornamental Pearl' by Taubmans.
Weathertex clad in 'Minearl Salt' by British Paints.
Matrix clad in 'Aqua Queen' by Taubmans.
Deck stain by Cabots.
Roofing in 'Basalt' by Colorbond.
Paint by Wattyl.
Photo by Shannon Male.