Every suburb has its own reputation not to be tampered with.  So changing a home in a prestigious location will make anyone nervous and cautious.

We do this every day and realise you don’t.  That’s why since 1980 several generations of Adelaide families have asked us the same question:

‘I love my location, but my home needs updating – can you help us?’

Described as one of the nicest places to live in Adelaide with grand homes and big leafy streets, it was no surprise this family did not intend leaving Hazelwood Park.

However, their timeless period home was in desperate need of modernising with elegance and glamour.

Experience counts for many things, especially when such a large makeover is planned for a character home with original period features.

That’s why for this family it was reassuring to know the person shaking their hand was the owner of the business, with 36 years’ experience improving homes around the many different suburbs of Adelaide.

Perhaps most importantly what people love is someone who can design high-quality, generously sized extensions for a fair price.

The finished extension has more than doubled the size of the home and its lifestyle features.

Achieving this whilst keeping the culture of the area is the experience factor shining through in this project.

Our friends at Hazelwood Park have now settled into a better way of life without the hassle of moving.

Adding rooms to this house was a smart choice.

We’re sharing this project with you because it captures the true essence of what it means to efficiently and sustainably improve your home in the world’s most liveable city.

Here are the details:

Our canvas

A grand Eastern suburbs Tudor character period home retaining many original features but in desperate need of modernising and extending to meet the owners’ needs.

Customer’s request

The design brief for this open plan extension was for new:

  • kitchen
  • meals and dining area
  • family room
  • outdoor entertaining area
  • extra bedrooms
  • additional bathroom


The finished extension has more than doubled the size of the home and its lifestyle features:

  • Large custom Alby Turner kitchen opens to the new living area with stone tops, island bench and extensive pantry storage cupboards
  • Separate laundry to the side of the kitchen with new external access door
  • Generous family room with large sliding doors to access external entertaining area
  • Large under main roof tiled alfresco with flush ceiling and brick piers
  • 2 additional double bedrooms with robe provision
  • Large full bathroom with island bath, walk in shower with frameless fixed panel screen,
  • Separate WC and powder vanity area

The internal renovation to the existing home included gutting and converting the original kitchen area, to create robe provision to adjacent double bedroom, large linen area and extending the original hallway through to the new extension.

The front master bedroom was also renovated with WIR and en suite, including a walk-in shower with frameless screen and installation of a skylight.

Other luxury features include:

  • Custom vanities with stone tops, high spec fittings and tiles were used throughout
  • All new windows and sliding door are top of the range UPVC double glazed
  • Top of the range timber look floor tiles throughout
  • In floor GPO point
  • Gas BBQ point, power and wet bar provision
  • Strip grate, tiled niche and both drencher shower rose and hand shower


Building on to your home is not as scary as it sounds

6-star energy rating

SHI has the skills and experience to design a home with less reliance on heating and cooling appliances.

This family has now reduced their ongoing household costs, by building a 6-star rated energy-efficient extension.

Importantly, we can achieve a 6-star energy-efficient home without compromising on quality, practicality or visual appeal.

25-year structural warranty

SHI has a long-standing partnership with its suppliers and trades people.  We design and build sustainable home extensions by carefully sourcing and using the highest quality, environmentally sound products.

That’s why this family scored a 25-year structural warranty on their new extension.


Love your location, not your home?

Let’s talk

We’re like family to generations of South Australians who have used us time and time again to improve their lifestyle.

Why?  We’re creative people who build awesome homes.

Since 1980 we’ve been South Australia’s most trusted home improvement company specialising in home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions.

For more inspiration view our Gallery of stunning home extensions, home additions, home renovations and second storey additions here:  INSPIRE ME


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