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Extension Mt. Eliza

Treat Yourself to an Extra Room & Retreat in Style. Why not make the most of your little-used front yard and expand your horizons with a new living area. With Custom Outdoor Living, we create great ideas, draft the designs, and then carry out the construction. We make it easy for you!

Project Overview

Retaining the charming cottage character of this home, whilst providing this family with the extra space they craved, was relatively simple. With our experience and expertise, we were able to initiate the planning for an extension design that naturally flowed from the original floorplan, and, from the front gate of the property, the end-result looked as if it had always been there!

A full verandah was cut in half to make way for the new room, and the remaining verandah was given more depth. Gardens and stairs were re-positioned, and the new roof was installed to match the zinc corrugated style that was already in existence on the rest of the house. Some gorgeous new timber awning windows now bathe the new room in sunlight, and an alternate front door has been added. The clever thing about this extension is that it adds value to the home on several fronts – there’s the extra square feet, it’s a perfect retreat for parents or children to have some quiet time away from the main kitchen/living/meals area, and it could also be purposed as an ATO allowable designated office (given that it has a separate entry and is ideally located at the closest point to the street).

It was definitely a case of ‘shiver me timbers’ on this one too. The external walls were clad in Western Red Cedar, a barn-style internal ceiling of pine lining boards was added (to complement the other living room), and the structure was also constructed from good old-fashioned timber framework, treated base boards, and rich red merbau decking. Everything was customised to refresh what was there and create an extension with flair.

With a fresh coat of ironstone and cream paint, some contrasting white for the windows, tailored pipework and spouting, and star rated LED lighting, the room was ready to take on whatever the family decided to do with it. Currently, it’s a cosy lounge and entertainment retreat.

Custom Outdoor Living has always been highly regarded for listening carefully to what our clients want and, because we take care of both the designing and the build, we can give you advice about options you may never have thought of. We treat all of our clients with the utmost respect and we’re resolute in making sure that our finishes, our customer service, and our pricing meet your expectations.

And now, the owners of this three-bedroom home can gain extra mileage and spread their wings whilst their children grow and their needs change – without having to find another home to replace it. They already loved where they live, and now they love it even more.

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Thousands of Projects Completed, Hundreds of Satisfied Clients.

Suzanne & Tony


“After several quotes from others we ended up going with Custom Outdoor Living.

They had great ideas for our deck, got all the approvals required, surveyed and inspected several times, made sure things were in spec, and they were professional”

Steve & Jackie


“Selecting Custom Outdoor Living to build our deck and extend our home through an outdoor entertaining area was definitely the best thing we ever did!

We couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”

Damien & Lynette

St Helena

“The quality of the timber used and excellent and the trades made for an excellent construction. The craftsmanship shown by the tradesmen is all excellent.

I highly recommend Custom Outdoor Living!”

Create Your Dream Space Today

Submit your details today and one of our design consultants will give you a call within 24 to 48 hours.