Earlier than + After: A Dated Brick House Turned Coastal Vacation Pad

Danielle Ogrisetti has learnt a factor or two about renovating properties via her work at Laminex. So when it got here time to replace her household seashore home on the Mornington Peninsula, she knew she needed to be arms on, and took on the function because the challenge supervisor and designer.

‘I’ve designed for a lot of tasks earlier than and I’ve helped different individuals renovate, however this was my first private challenge,’ Danielle says.

The unique home was very outdated, suspected to be constructed within the Seventies. And regardless of being in good situation, it wasn’t suited her household’s way of life and ‘actually wanted some love’.

‘It had no plaster, and all uncovered brick,’ she provides. ‘It’s by no means been touched… like ever!’

Having been a frequent customer the Mornington Peninsula since she was a child, her imaginative and prescient was to modernise the house with a palette that match into the area’s mild and vibrant coastal aesthetic. Protected to say, the home’s unique darkish timber kitchen and joinery, alongside the dated tile flooring and retro splashback didn’t fairly match the transient.

‘I needed to reach and really feel like I’m someplace totally different and on holidays,’ Danielle says. She gave herself simply six months to revamp virtually each room, however the pandemic’s Covid lockdowns stretched it out right into a 10-month-renovation.

The kitchen was fully reworked with the assistance new cupboards by Laminex, and light-washed woodgrain joinery from Formica. Wall panels from Encompass By Laminex and engineered oak timber flooring all through additionally spherical out the house’s up to date, beachy really feel with delicate textures.

Performance and low-maintenance supplies have been Danielle’s different key concerns for the interiors. ‘I like concrete, nevertheless it wouldn’t have been a really sturdy product for a vacation dwelling, so we achieved the look of concrete with Essastone benchtops within the kitchen,’ she explains.

And thru ‘savvy’ market purchasing on-line, she discovered brand-new Astra Walker fittings for all loos ‘at 1 / 4 of the value’, which freed up house within the price range for floor-to-ceiling terrazzo tiles within the loos!

‘It seems like a brand new dwelling,’ Danielle provides. ‘It’s unrecognisable, however in a great way as a result of it’s so good for us.’