Tucked behind the rollercoasters and waterslides of the Gold Coast theme parks is the suburb of Oxenford. It has a fairly typical suburban feel, in contrast to the glitz and glam of Surfers Paradise only 25 minutes away.
Our vendor Stevie was gifted this unit by her father when she turned 18 to give her a leg up in the real estate market. But Stevie and her partner Wayne were ready to move on, and selling the unit had been a challenge with its 18-year-old styling.
This unit had strong selling points with an additional third bedroom that was previously the garage, and an unusually large backyard. But the whole property needed a fresh update to abolish the adolescent appearance and offer what today’s buyers are looking for.
Shaynna gave this property a modern injection of style that would not only bring it up to current sale standards, but also carry itself into the future. The dark, suede feature walls were the first to go. They were replaced with a fresh cool wall colour which created a sense of space and flow throughout the unit. Luxaflex® Duette® Shades in Patina Grey was chosen to tie in with the wall colour, improving the contemporary styling of the space. The blinds with its honeycomb structure were perfect for this unit in its hot Queensland climate, being able to trap air within each cell to deflect heat and keep the home cool in summer.
The laundry became more organised and functional with the addition of storage cabinets and bench space. The converted garage bedroom was greatly improved with new paint, flooring, skirting boards and a new wardrobe. All the bedrooms and living space were improved with new insulating Duette® Shades, and fresh paint. The Blockout opacity of the Duette Shades brought comfort in the mornings by preventing sunlight and glare from entering, and were also vital in helping to keep the room cool at the hottest times of the day. The once cramped interiors were de-cluttered and re-styled with furniture and accessories that are a better fit for the space.
Like the interiors, the back garden and patio experienced a coming-of-age saga which left it dark and dishevelled. The yard is the property’s biggest asset, so Charlie decided on a somewhat radical approach and removed the pergola all together. It was too low and confining, so he replaced it with large cantilever umbrellas. The cement patio area was tiled with a lighter tile which helped reflect light and give it a more modern look. And by removing the old bar and adding new outdoor furniture settings, the dark and dated patio was transformed into an excellent entertaining area. Charlie also planted blue berry ash around the perimeter of the yard to provide more privacy.
Out the front, the carport leg posts were boxed in and painted to give a more solid and defined look to the structure, and the adjacent garden bed had a mini-facelift with some new planting and mulch.
The products in this episode were supplied and installed by Luxaflex Window Fashions Gallery dealer Superior Blinds, Coomera QLD.