A Contemporary Update For This California Bungalow In Sydney

The first step in any interiors project is (usually) an on-site consultation between clients and designers to get a feel for the location. But in the case of this California bungalow in the Sydney suburb of Concord, Leah and Fliss Pitman of Bone Made arrived at the address for the first time to see the house in the midst of demolition.

‘We were engaged by the client at quite a unique time, so we essentially worked in a backwards order,’ the pair explain. With renovations to the back of the property already underway with the assistance of a draftsman, Leah and Fliss were enlisted on a tight timeline to formulate an interior layout for the new extension, which included a rumpus room, kitchen, two separate living rooms, bathroom and master ensuite.

In order to align with the requirements for a young family of six (and adhere to heritage overlay mandates),

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4 Low-Cost, Big Ideas For Small Spaces

Tailor-made furniture, With Sophie Bowers of Strutt Studios

In small spaces, a functionally driven, permanent piece of furniture is often the best solution to address the lack of space and lack of storage, and avoid an enclosed feeling.

There are three commonly used inbuilt furniture pieces. These include banquette seats or plinth lounges, fireplace and shelving units, and TV credenzas.

In small space design, you need to maximise the use of the walls. Therefore building in a joinery unit that can incorporate some or many of these seating, storing and displaying functions is a seamless way to get more from a minimal footprint.

Simple ideas like building storage to the ceiling will increase the perception of height in any room. Also consider incorporating feature handles or feet/legs to your inbuilt seating, this customisation is a great way to showcase your personality whilst allowing the bulk of the joinery design to

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