This Numurkah home was built for our elderly retired clients, so it needed to be low-maintenance, practical and comfortable. It also needed to work for the couple in future years, enabling them to enjoy their home safely with more limited mobility.

We included additional noggins in the walls so it would be easy to attach grab rails in the future. In order to reduce trip hazards, we built walk-in-showers and ensured there were no thresholds to the outdoor living area.

Small space packed with clever ideas

Our clients also needed practical storage solutions, as they had many treasured possessions from their lifetime that they needed to fit into their smaller home. They enjoy having adjustable shelving in their built-in robes, a clever hamper door between the ensuite and laundry, and pot draws instead of cupboards in the kitchen.

It was important to make the best use of space, given their small block, and to take advantage of views from the front to a park and creek. The design included a verandah at the front and an undercover outdoor living area at the back, giving the couple two relaxing alfresco entertaining areas which are easy to maintain.

Open plan with more private options

Their two-bedroom, brick-veneer home has a modern kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and a walk-in-pantry. While the kitchen is part of the open-plan family and meals areas, an adjacent formal lounge can be closed off into a separate space that’s perfect for watching TV. Closing the room off also makes for economical heating and cooling, which is rarely needed year-round because of the home’s 7-star energy rating.

Diverse Builders understands the process of building a new home can be overwhelming, so we worked closely with our clients throughout the design and construction stages to ensure the process was a pleasure. The couple love to talk with our potential clients about their experience building with us.