If you’re looking to free up some space in your home or simply create a better flow, open plan living is the way to go! Whether you already have ideas of where to begin, or just have a list of issues you need solving, our Refresh Gold Coast renovation designers and builders can help you bring your open-plan renovation ideas to life!
It’s not surprising for homeowners in the Gold Coast to incorporate open plan living into their homes, as it means taking advantage of the city’s abundant sunlight.
They have different reasons for integrating open plan living to their houses, from improving their small and awkward places to be better utilized, to wanting a more modern feeling space that makes entertaining guests more rewarding.
For those living in older Queenslander homes, it’s all about converting the wasted space into a more efficient living arrangement. These old homes have more rooms, which makes the place look smaller than a modern home, even if they have the same total floor area!
A popular trend is to create a more spacious feeling home, starting with opening up living areas and improving indoor-outdoor flow. Here, it’s key to create different areas that are distinct, but connected. Refresh has helped homeowners do this by creative decorating choices and subtle styling in terms of furnishing, flooring, and colour schemes.
A trendy way to do so is by introducing bi-fold doors or floor-to-ceiling windows, and combining interior and exterior lighting to create a better flow. Homeowners also choose to use feature furniture to help section off areas without it appearing divisive.
Other homeowners decide to extend their living space outdoors and connect with their backyard or garden. They create this indoor-outdoor flow by matching the colour of their external decking to their internal flooring.
Perhaps the most popular trend is to create an open plan kitchen. Not only does doing so ensure the heart of your home receives more natural light and appears spacious, but it makes hosting parties so much easier by allowing you to interact with your guests while you cook!
Another in-vogue renovation choice is creating an open-plan living room, instantly improving a home’s atmosphere, look, and feel. A more naturally lit and open living area not only looks more aesthetically pleasing, but attracts everyone to spend more time there!
An upcoming craze is creating an open-plan bathroom that makes it a personal haven without sacrificing privacy and functionality. As you can see, the possibilities are limitless, and Refresh can help you with your open-plan renovation, no matter how big or small.
...and anything else you can think of!
The amount of costs to create an open plan area depends on multiple variables such as the extent of your renovation.
However, based on our completed projects in the Gold Coast and other parts of Queensland, we estimate* a starting price of $40,000 to upwards of $375,000.
Whatever your budget, your Refresh Consultant will ensure to provide the best outcome to match your needs and wants.
Depending on the extent of your Open Plan renovation, your project may require council approval. If that happens to be the case, your Renovation Consultant will take care of any and all council requirements, whether through a Developmental Application with your local council or a Complying Development System.
Our renowned process is designed to provide you with timely expert advice regarding council requirements for your specific open plan renovation. By taking this approval process off your plate, we guarantee to make the process as stress-free as possible for you.
Refresh will provide you with a single point of contact that will hire all subcontractors and designers, taking all the stress and work off your plate. We will provide expert advice on everything, from layout to which materials to use.
Note that open plan renovations are not as simple as they seem, especially if you are planning to knock down walls and move spaces around. Hiring a professional is ideal, as your project is likely to need a combination of creativity, sensitivity, and meticulous planning.
Refresh will help you by advising you on whether an open plan is the best solution for your home and we will take care of your entire project from beginning to end and make sure it is completed on time, on budget, and to the highest standards.
To find out how much your Open Plan renovation project is going to cost and how our Refresh Gold Coast team can make the process as straightforward as possible, get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant for a free consultation!