Your Mosman house is your castle, so why not enjoy the latest and best in modern convenience, luxury and lifestyle with some of the following upgrades to your home?
Well-planned additions add value to Mosman houses. If they are property maintained, they can also be an excellent selling feature in the future.
Due to the age of many Mosman houses, parking can be a struggle. Make it easier for you and your family with a turntable. These can be installed using brick, paving or almost any other material in your garage, carport or driveway.
Sleek and unobtrusive, your vehicle turntable eliminates the frustrating problem of having to edge your Bentley out of your garage or back down a steep driveway.
Modern architects often include ingenious additions that can be hidden out of sight and revealed at the press of a button. Hidden rooms in your Mosman house can be as simple as a secret nook for a child to keep their treasures or a study artfully tucked behind a bookshelf. Your wine cellar entry may be cleverly located behind a kitchen cabinet or an entire wall in your living room may rotate to reveal a home cinema.
When constructed by expert builders and carpenters, these creative spaces give your home a talking point and a touch of mystery.
Custom fish tanks
Aquariums are a bold and colourful way to spice up your home environment. Forget simple fish tanks, these features can be customised and built to fit any space in your house.
A glorious fish-filled bed head or a walk-through chamber are all possible through specialist manufacturers to bring a real wow factor to your home. Remember when installing them to think about keeping them clean, either through filters or points that can be easily accessed by specialist cleaners.
A pool with a difference
With so many bespoke ideas beyond a traditional blue basin swimming pool, your imagination is the only barrier.
Add a fire pit to the side of your pool and make the area perfect for summer cookouts. Remodel and go with an infinity pool, creating a seamless blend between your pool and the outlook over the harbour.
You can also create a clever ‘swimming pond’, with an organic-looking design that blends a green ecosystem with plants to naturally oxygenate and filter the water. These pools are safe to swim in but do not require chlorine or other chemicals.
Not just any kitchen
If you love to cook and entertain, a state-of-the-art kitchen in your Mosman house is essential.
A luxury kitchen should certainly have more than one oven so you can prepare a banquet with ease. Double dishwashers are also a must if you love hosting guests. Consider adding a butler’s pantry, big enough to rival your walk-in wardrobe and make finding ingredients so much easier.
With the beautiful Sydney climate, you may wish to add a second kitchen outdoors. Forget the basic barbecue, your outdoor kitchen can be fully functional with lighting, heating and refrigerated storage.
For the green thumb, a beautifully created greenhouse will be a pleasure to work in. If you have the space in your garden, design one to match the architecture of your home with stylish glass panels or a dramatic roof.
Modern greenhouses can house fresh herbs and produce, or be set up with fully functioning aquaponics systems. You could even design your greenhouse to be accessed directly from your home.
For the ultimate in luxury, nothing can beat a helipad. With your own private chopper and pad, you can get wherever you need to go in the best time and with ease. Construction companies can add a pad to any sufficiently large and structurally sound area.
While you may struggle to get council approval for a helipad at your Mosman property (we do live in relatively close proximity to our neighbours, after all), this kind of feature could be a useful addition for your country property.
The sky’s the limit when you set out to remodel and add features to your home. However, always consider resale appeal and the timelessness of anything you install. Aim for sophisticated, well-designed and constructed additions to maintain the value of your home.