The Sunnybank Hills reno that needs to be seen to be believed
BEFORE: The home’s sole bathroom. AFTER: But with a few tweaks, the Sturges took it to the next level.Aside from the pool, Mr Sturges said he will miss the location and the size of the home, which is on a 605sq m block.“It’s close to Pinelands and as well as being fairly close to Market Square.“It’s also close to Sunnybank Hills State School.” AFTER: It is now more open-plan.A builder by trade, Mr Sturges took on most of the construction by himself, with his wife helping to make design decisions, such as what tiles and cabinetry they would use.The renovation took about five months.“It’s pretty much brand new, I replaced everything,” Mr Sturges said. AFTER: The home at 7 Indiana St, Sunnybank Hills, is for sale.YOU could be forgiven for mistaking the home at 7 Indiana St for a brand new property.When Greg and Lauren Sturges bought the Sunnybank Hills residence six years ago, it was a lowset brick house. BEFORE: The home at 7 Indiana St, Sunnybank Hills, before renovations.In the time that followed, their renovations have transformed the property into something that looks like it was just built yesterday.“We soon realised with three kids, one bathroom wasn’t going to cut it,” Mr Sturges said.“All the bedrooms were initially downstairs so we opened all of them up and added a second story.” BEFORE: The kitchen had an update in recent years. AFTER: One of two of the home’s bathrooms.The main bedroom is still on the bottom floor of the home, but all three children’s bedrooms are now upstairs with their own living room and bathroom.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019BEFORE: The living space in the residence. A single-car garage was converted into a pool room.Mr Sturges said his son also enjoys playing in the pool room, formerly a single car garage, while his daughters enjoy hanging out in the cubby house. The current floorplan of 7 Indiana St, Sunnybank Hills. AFTER: Now they are next level luxury.He said his next property will need a pool, with the family spending most of their time in the water during summer.“The kids love the pool.“In summer they are outside in the pool pretty much all day.” BEFORE: The alfresco dining area and pool were tidy.