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Elegant Family Home at Costa Rhu

This existing condominium at Rhu Cross was in poor condition and needed to be completely renovated to accommodate the new owner family with their young children. By replacing all aesthetic elements of the shell including walls, floors and ceilings, a whole new place was created. By opening up the window spaces, a greater sense of light was created and the family’s existing furniture was incorporated into the interior design, to create a cosy and luxurious home.

Though in a beautiful location, this condominium in its original state was tatty and needed to be gutted in order to create a fresh canvas for the new interior design plan. Home Guide replaced all walls, floors and ceilings with a fresh neutral palette, using materials such as marble, timber laminate and steel framed glass. The family’s existing furniture was also given a facelift with new fabrics and colours in order to create a sophisticated finished look.

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The main living area has the fresh openness of a contemporary space, with a touch of studied elegance thanks to the restored furniture in soft tones with pops of citrus colours. One of the most important moves was to replace the main window with a bi-fold door to welcome light and fresh air into the room. The dated existing cream flooring was also replaced with marble look floor tiles from Hafary, and a deep blue L-box was added to the ceiling to allow for dramatic cove lighting around the periphery of the room.

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An immediate sense of cosiness is felt when walking into the entertainment room thanks to the chocolate marble feature TV wall, awash with concealed lighting from the storage units in Arova laminate. The timber look vinyl flooring from Inova is the finishing touch, ensuring the space is warm and welcoming. A study area has been incorporated into the room as well, and, with the steel framed glass partition closing the room off from the rest of the house, an element of subtle privacy is ensured.

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The Kitchen draws elements from the rest of the home including Hafary tiles and Arova laminate, continuing the seamless flow of the design theme from the rest of the home. The marble look splash-back is the focal point, adding energy to the room. Finally, a convenient hanging unit above the counter adds valuable storage space, which is a premium element in . The clear corner cabinet was added to ensure the most practical use of the space.

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The master bathroom has a five-star feel, with light and dark marble finishes by Arkstone and Hafary creating a lush, yet practical space. A deep brown accent wall was created at the end of the room, creating a sense of depth, drawing you in to relax and unwind from the day. To open the room up, Home Guide removed the bath to accommodate the extra large rain shower with a cleverly recessed nook allowing for bathing products to be on hand.

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Bathrooms are an easy space to add an extra touch of creativity in home interior design, and this powder room is a perfect example of this creative flexibility. Though it is a limited space, textured and geometric wall tiles from Hafary add visual interest, and the unique basin is the perfect finishing touch. The Arkstone countertop mirrors the lighter option used in the kitchen, and the Arova laminate ensures the cabinetry is functional yet stylish.

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The guest bathroom is a generous space and a simple yet functional layout is again used in this bathroom. Hafary tiles, along with an Arkstone countertop and Arova laminates were also used to make sure the finished product feels luxurious. Finally, a renaissance style artwork was added to create interest and it elevates this room from neutral to elegant, without getting fussy.

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