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5 Tips to Best Renovate your Queenslander

Queenslanders are unique and beautiful homes, but generally speaking, they are not as practical as people tend to believe. However, with the help of the right house renovations company and the right home design plan, the old Queenslander home can easily become the home of your dreams.

Specialising in home extensions, traditional and bespoke renovations for all types of homes throughout Brisbane, including Queenslanders, our team at Urban Scene pride ourselves on consistently delivering high quality results for our clients.

Let’s have a look at the top five tips to renovate and modernise your traditional Queenslander home:

Top 5 Tips to Best Renovate your Queenslander

  • Take Advantage of Verandahs

To start with, due to our wonderful Queensland weather, Queenslander homes should be designed in such a way that makes the most of outdoor living, featuring lovely breazy decks and semi-outdoor entertaining areas often best accompanied by a pool. Many Queenslanders feature a wrap around deck, which means that most of the bedrooms have their own deck space. With beautiful big verandahs, breasy patios and french doors that open onto a wrap around deck, your Queenslander should be airy, light and fresh. 

  • Add Extra Living Space

Original Queenslanders will often have plenty of internal walls, making the space quite boxy rather than open. One way to enlarge the space is by building under which will actually double the living space. If this isn’t an option for you home, you could also knock down some fo the internal walls to open up the space and create more practical living areas. 

  • Brighten Up your Home

The number of internal walls mentioned above can sometimes lead to a decline in natural light which can make Queenslanders very dark. Other culprits are the verandahs and the small casement windows. Therefore, if you want to allow light inside your home, you must think of ways to do so while retaining the natural charm and uniqueness of your Queenslander. For example, add larger windows in the main living areas and louvre windows in the other rooms.

  • Remodel your Kitchen

Since the kitchen is usually the heart of every home, ensure your house renovation project includes the remodel and upgrade of this special place. In most cases, to get the best possible outcome out of your Queenslander renovation, you need to have a kitchen overhaul and sometimes even relocate it to a more suitable part of your home. And, if you want to keep the original charm, choose your kitchen cabinetry wisely.

  • Improve Storage Solutions

Finally, we all know that no one has ever praised a Queenslander home for it’s storage capacity. But, nowadays, storage seems to play a huge role in home design, practicality, and functionality. In other words, you really have to seek professional help to improve storage solutions inside your Queenslander, whether it is in the bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, or just additional storage spaces throughout.

So, if you are thinking about renovating your Queenslander home, ensure you hire a specialist renovation company who understand Queenslanders and how you can get the best out of the renovation process. We are always here to answer your Queenslander questions, so feel free to contact Urban Scene Construction today!

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