Blanchard Residence

Our ‘Blanchard Residence’ project started out as a single bathroom renovation and quickly developed into a full scale home renovation.

We discovered this newly purchased home had a myriad of corrupt building techniques hidden both under the floors and in the walls. Birdblack Design doesn’t offer “Band-Aid” solutions: if we encounter a pre-existing problem, we fix it and fix it properly.

These pre-existing building issues caused leaks and damages both upstairs and downstairs. Therefore, both the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms were completely renovated, as was the laundry. We installed a linen and storage room, we doubled the kitchen in size and created a beautiful open space for eating and entertaining.

In the end, every room in ‘Blanchard Residence’ was restored and brought back to life. We replenished the flooring with both new tiling and new carpets, we installed new robes, new windows and new doors, we fit new light fittings and power points and we finished off the entire look with quality new paint.

Now, we do have to say that in home renovations, not everything must be inexplicably replaced. When Birdblack Design spots something that can be restored, we will certainly opt for that!

In ‘Blanchard Residence’, we saved two elements: the original slate on the fireplace and our favourite portion of the entire project – the staircase.

The slate worked so beautifully with the new floor tile and it is always nice to keep an original element of the home: especially if for sentimental reasons. We gave the slate some tender loving care and it is looking fabulous with the new gas fireplace and Caesarstone mantelpiece. The staircase was completely restored: a new custom designed rail was installed and the stairs were stripped of their gloss varnish and stained in a matte ebony finish, giving it a contemporary luxe look. Custom joinery for storage was designed to fit under the stairs, ensuring every inch of this home was utilised to its fullest capacity.

Consistency throughout the home is important, as is how you break up the monotony in each room with its own style, flair and creative pieces. Our clients opted for a timber look porcelain floor tile running throughout the entire home, bringing warmth into the home. The Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo benchtops are another constant, exuding elegance throughout the entire home. In the kitchen this fabulous benchtop is paired with a stunning copper splashback: an astoundingly brilliant combination. Both bathrooms feature a black and white scheme but a striking mosaic tile injects life, class and a sense of rejuvenation to both spaces.

The final part of the home we would like to comment on is all the storage we injected into every room, ensuring absolutely no dead corners and ultimately, no wasted spaces. Appliances are neatly tucked under benches, inserts have been designed and custom made and this home is now a perfectly functional dream.

We are certainly proud of this project; all the amendments, the stylish elements found throughout and are exceptionally happy that our clients embarked on a full home journey instead of just a bathroom renovation. Their entire home now exudes the warmth, love and family values that our clients hold dear.  

Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Build: Aspire Constructions
Joinery: Marlix Bespoke Furniture And Joinery
Photography: Hannah Ladic Photography 

WINNER: Best Kitchen Designer NSW, KBDi Awards

WINNER: Best Medium Kitchen NSW, KBDi Awards