Malvern East



Total Home Transformation in Malvern East

Get your Custom Home Renovation, Extension & Rejuvenation in Melbourne with Lifestyle By Design

Lifestyle By Design took one look at this old weatherboard home in Rowena Road, Malvern East, and rose to the challenge of making the owners’ dreams come true.  Whilst it takes on the appearance of a knockdown rebuild, our brief was clear – and that was to keep the original feel of their family home, including the chimney, and extend and restore it with resolute attention to detail.  And that’s exactly what we did! 

“Quality work, great finishes, honest service, and over-delivery on prices quoted are synonymous trademarks of Lifestyle By Design!  We’re very happy customers, and we’ll be the first to ask them to put themselves forward for the work we have coming up on future projects.  Their team members and trade providers are obviously carefully selected to fit with their strong and exceptional business ethics, which sets them apart from other building companies that ‘promise the world and fail to deliver’.     

Scot and Peggie MacRae, Owners

We pride ourselves on producing fabulous Home Renovations throughout Melbourne, but this was so much more.  We actually gutted the original home, inside and out, and this included the removal of all plaster, roof tiles, and weatherboards.  In fact, we stripped everything back to a bare frame, before adding a customised extension to include a new front verandah with little brick pillars to match the chimney, and a rear Family Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom with Ensuite and Walk-in Robe.  The luxurious new open plan living areas now flow out onto a sprawling deck, with gorgeous colonial timber doors that open wide to create opportunities to let air, light and sunshine flow into the both the Main Bedroom and the Family Room.

This ‘brand new’ home had some old flaws that we deftly took care of in the process of completing their renovation, restoration and extension.  For example, the rear of the existing house had sagged in the middle and required levelling, and the roof timbers had certainly seen better days.  As Registered and Licensed Building Practitioners we were able to quickly address those issues, and improve on their home’s previous energy efficiency, by adding new wall insulation around the perimeter and throughout the internal walls to the new area, and in all ceiling spaces.  We also took the initiative to insulate the subfloors of the new extension and were quickly requested, by the owners, to take that great idea to the next level and insulate the entire subfloor of the home.

This incredible transformation project also included the installation (by us) of plush new tap ware, basins, a claw foot bath, custom-designed cabinetry, arcs and skirts with skirting blocks, and decorative cornices and ceiling roses.  Further old world charm was added using semi-solid internal colonial doors and timber sash windows.  With a complete refurbishment of the eaves, fascia boards, guttering and COLORBOND® to top it off, we then finished the entire exterior look with a fresh coat of paint and an abundance of majestic colour.

This lifestyle changing, MBAV Award Nominated home, with its Custom Home Extension and complete Renovation (in Melbourne), is testament to the high quality finishes we’re proud to be known for at Lifestyle By Design, and the project just wouldn’t have felt complete without the new front fence, gates and stairs that we positioned in all the right places.

“We were demanding of LBD’s resources in that we changed our plans many times (and almost doubled the scope of works), which could have resulted in massive delays, and yet, they still finished the job in record time, and on-time to the original contract.  That was amazing!  Their flexibility is to be highly commended.  They’re friendly, punctual, prompt to return calls, and were highly diligent in meeting our requested amendments (without making us feel that it was a problem in any way).”

We closely liaised with the Designer, Rob Harris (Elements of Homes), and were delighted to hand over the keys to Scot and Peggie’s fabulous front door so that their new lifestyle journey could begin.

 “We’ve already recommended Lifestyle By Design to at least eight other parties.  They’re a great bunch of people and very easy to deal with.  In short, we could not be more pleased with their extraordinary service and the delivery of an outstanding result in renovating our period home.  Thank you LBD.”  Scot and Peggie MacRae, Malvern East (2015) 

From Your Design, to Your Build, to Your Hand-over Date, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and strive to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them wherever possible, and in every respect.  And quality is not only our vision – it’s our promise!


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