Situated in an apartment building consisting of 9 apartments in Sunshine Beach, it was our task to gut and renovate a 20 year-old holiday apartment for clients who had long been living overseas. Their renovated apartment would soon become their new permanent residence in Australia and it was our job to renew aspects of its design to make it more liveable and more suited to the modern Australian lifestyle, particularly Queensland conditions. To make this apartment a home, it was important for the clients to create more privacy for themselves away from the other holiday renters within the space. To do this we concentrated on implementing solutions that minimised noise passing through the common area and atrium in front of their unit.
Major changes to the floor plan involved moving the kitchen to the east end so that it opened onto the balcony, leveraging the gorgeous views. This meant that all bedroom and bathroom areas were planned into the west end of the apartment. Their windows are etched for privacy and double-glazed to reduce the noise of tenants passing outside. The floor is one level from the entry door to the balcony railing, and stacking doors open the living and kitchen areas more widely to the balcony area, framing the views.
Throughout the construction process we adhered to strict body corporate rules and regulations to minimise any disruption to neighbours.