The clients have owned their home for 12 years and love living in the suburb but they wanted to update the home. There were some aspects of the layout that frustrated them such as the very constricted kitchen and meals area. The also felt the combined powder room/bathroom was inadequate.
We set about redesigning the kitchen with an island to allow to area to be opened up and allow people to mingle around the island in a social setting without interfering with the food preparation.  This also allowed for a larger dining table to accomodate the family gatherings.  The powder room and adjacent bathroom were separated and an additional toilet was added to the bathroom.
We also removed the very orange timber floors and replaced them with large format light cream/grey tiles, lightened the wall colour and painted the trims in a crisp white with new lighter coloured sheers and curtains to brighten and liven the home.
The result is absolutely dreamy!!!  My clients say they are still pinching themselves and say that they have always wanted to live in a home like this!