Titirangi Additions and Alterations
Since its construction in the early 40s, what was originally little more than an 8x4m bach has had two significant additions, one at each end of the house. As can be seen from the existing floor plan, an upgrade and relocation of existing rooms has not been part of these earlier additions,
leaving the house with very small kitchen, dining and living rooms, and with an awkward bathroom off the kitchen and well away from the bedrooms.
The clients initially came to Equinox Design with a more elaborate concept layout, which had to be scaled back during the pricing process. However, the proposed alterations will still transform the house into a much more practical and enjoyable home. The new plan adds only 12m² of floor area, but completely revises the layout to create a large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen, a main bedroom with ensuite, an entry with coat cupboard, and a main bathroom near the other two bedrooms. The first (1960s) addition, to the northeast, has been set at a lower level to the main floor. The stairs from this level are badly positioned and will be moved slightly to provide a more usable lounge area, as can be seen in the plans.
Due to budget constraints, the redevelopment will be broken into two stages. The first will involve all the changes shown for the upper floor including the two very small additions. The second stage will be an extension of the lower split-level to the east (currently deck), converting this space into the main bedroom and making room for an ensuite and entry.
This page will be updated as the project progresses.