Queensland is known for our unique ‘Queenslander’ timber homes, featuring VJ (vertical joints) walls, ornate archways and large decks surrounding the house, providing relief from the heat.
Queenslanders are beautiful homes to renovate and sell at high prices when renovated well. Here are some helpful tips on getting the most out of your Queenslander renovation.
Make the most of the colour scheme
Many modernised Queenslanders use monochrome colour schemes versus traditional colours of the original period. However, considering the use of bold colour to highlight specific features can bring out the best design features of your Queenslander.
We used a dark grey on the bottom half and trim of this gorgeous Queenslander leading your eye towards the homes statement features.
Enhance the historic features
Since the early 1900s, Queenslander timber homes have proudly lined Brisbane streets and displayed their unique features. Preserving these period features, such as the ornate balustrading, decorative timber interiors, and stained-glass windows, is what makes a Queenslander renovation both challenging and rewarding.
Upgrade your veranda or deck during your Queenslander renovation
Known for their wrap-around veranda and decks, Queenslanders have long provided shaded outside living from the sun and often a beautiful aspect of the surrounding area.
Creating the perfect indoor/outdoor complimentary spaces offers a great return on investment when renovating your Queenslander home.
Let there be light
Queenslanders often suffer from a lack of natural light coming into the home. Traditional casement windows often restrict light coming in.
Renovating your Queenslander provides an opportunity to increase window areas and add bi-folding walls providing more natural light and a chance to install skylights.
Queenslanders can have a beautiful street appeal that sings ‘home’ to a potential buyer or homeowner. Ensure the external features of your Queenslander are maintained and painted to maintain a fresh appearance.
New renovations can often mimic the original build’s design to highlight period features, including matching gables in the roof and continuing wrap-around veranda on new build sections of the renovated home.
The Rycon Constructions team are the experts in Queenslander renovations and restorations. If you are looking to create your dream Queenslander home, please call us today.
To view some examples of our work, see previous luxury builds!
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