Brighton Renovation and Extension: A Grand Revamp

Elevating family living with this home extension project in Brighton

In the heart of Melbourne’s coveted suburb of Brighton, Spacemaker Home Extensions carried out an impressive transformation that caters to every need of an expanding family. Between the internal improvements and second-storey extension, this Brighton renovation and extension project resulted in a complete sanctuary for the homeowners and their children. This superb upgrade now combines functionality and luxury by blending simplicity with just the right dose of extravagance to give the owners the family home of their dreams.

  • SUBURB: Brighton
  • CITY: Melbourne
  • BUILD TYPE: Internal Renovation and New Second Floor Extension
  • BUILD TIME: 47 weeks
  • NEW SIZE OF HOME: 336 sqm


As parents with young children, the homeowners were looking for more open, safe and child-friendly spaces that would adapt to their needs as a growing family. They envisioned a clean and timeless design that could take them and their little ones from a busy day on their feet to a calm and welcoming space to end their day. Last but not least, they wanted a statement staircase to draw attention and add visual interest.

Equipped with this new vision for their beloved Brighton home, they began the journey towards their home transformation by engaging Spacemaker’s expert team of design consultants in Melbourne. Working closely together, we developed the perfect plan for a creative and original internal renovation and first-floor extension that would bring their dream home to life.


The innovative Spacemaker Home Extensions team expanded the floor size of the home to accommodate a full refurbishment of the interior. Our main areas of focus were to upgrade the master suite, expand the living area, add a second floor and replace the roof tiles.

With meticulous attention to detail—and our drive to not just meet, but to exceed expectations—the ground floor layout was completely reconfigured to create an all-inclusive master suite that has become the ideal parent’s retreat. This bedroom oasis includes a dedicated study, a generously sized walk-in robe and a luxurious ensuite to complete this welcoming space. The result is a sanctuary within the home that offers the parents a well-deserved high level of privacy and indulgence.

Strong focus on structural finesse inside and out

Acknowledging the owner’s desire for a statement staircase in the overall design, Spacemaker Home Extensions crafted a focal point that seamlessly integrates form and function. This spectacular architectural element stands as a centrepiece, adding the ‘wow’ factor and enhancing the home’s visual appeal. 

As well as the interior renovations, we refreshed the property’s exterior appearance by replacing the existing roof tiles with new ones, while maintaining its historic integrity. This enhances the home’s aesthetic and street appeal, and also ensures long-lasting durability for decades to come.

The rear part of the house also underwent a significant transformation to optimise the existing space. By opening up this area, our team unveiled a substantial multipurpose area that now includes kitchen, meals and family spaces. Complemented by a scullery, walk-in storage room, powder room and a new rear deck, this spacious area seamlessly blends functionality with aesthetics, catering for the family’s daily lives, entertaining needs and other social activities that they enjoy together.

The second-storey extension included the addition of a large rumpus room, a study nook, three bedrooms, a bathroom and an ensuite. This floor has become the designated children’s zone, providing a haven for relaxation, study and age-appropriate play.

Partnering with industry experts to achieve perfection

In order to create this exceptional dream home, Spacemaker joined forces with a long list of respected suppliers and contractors. Each one played an equally important role in ensuring the success of this Brighton home renovation and extension project. 

Included amongst the talented professionals we worked with to deliver this outstanding result for our clients are E & S Trading, Signature Stairs, Aspect Windows and Melbourne Brick. The high calibre of craftsmanship, commitment and attention to detail from these, and all our partners, has completely transformed the living spaces of this once-tired property into a luxurious yet family-friendly home that ticks all the boxes.

Turn your home into a haven for the whole family with Spacemaker

With over 50 years of industry expertise, Spacemaker Home Extensions has consistently delivered projects that redefine contemporary living. Our portfolio is filled with numerous award-winning custom homes that are testament to our dedication to innovative designs with attention to detail in construction and renovation.

If you’re in the market to renovate or extend your home to better align with your family’s needs while marrying modern design with functionality, contact Spacemaker today or call us on 03 8873 7800. Our team is eager to custom-build, renovate or extend a home to ensure that it not only meets your unique needs, but also exceeds your expectations.

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