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Inspiring Camberwell Home Renovation and Extension

In the heart of Camberwell, where tradition meets modernity, Spacemaker’s internal and external renovation experts have breathed new life into a home that once stood as a relic of the 1990s. Though filled with nostalgic charm, the house needed repairs and a healthy dose of contemporary flair to bring it into the present day.

The objectives for this Camberwell home renovation and extension project were clear—retain the essence of the existing structure, maximise functionality, and increase the home’s allure without altering its floor area. Our team has now transformed this ageing residence into a fresh and glamorous abode for the whole family.

  • SUBURB: Camberwell
  • CITY: Melbourne
  • BUILD TYPE: Extension and Renovation
  • BUILD TIME: 40 weeks
  • SIZE OF HOME: 273 sqm


The homeowners were content with the size of the floor space within their living areas, but had a new vision for their much-loved home—to improve its functionality and totally revamp the layout to better align it with the modern Australian lifestyle.

In recognising the potential within this existing home, the Spacemaker team proposed a customised renovation plan and designs to create a contemporary family living zone with timeless interior design elements, creating a more functional space to meet the family’s needs for the next decade and beyond. Highlights include a stunning new outdoor kitchen in the entertaining area, and the beautifully renovated indoor kitchen within a new open-plan space. The proposal also included a cleverly designed single-storey extension that added a paved area for an inviting outdoor dining area, while keeping to the original floor size of the home.


The journey to redesign, renovate and extend began by demolishing the existing split-level kitchen, dining and living area. This strategic move made way for an open-plan design to seamlessly integrate the kitchen, living and meals area, making it more functional for the whole family. The dilapidated deck and paved section were removed and replaced with a refreshing alfresco and open pergola, spanning a more comfortable 27sqm. This outside haven was finished with a minimalist outdoor kitchen and captivating LED strip lighting, adding a touch of modern flair to an area now ideal for entertaining.

The home’s exterior underwent a complete makeover, involving maintenance work, repairs and replacement of weatherboards, timber trims and intricate gable details. This improved the overall aesthetics and functionality, dramatically revitalising this once-tired home.

The elaborate transformation and enhancements

Other practical improvements included a mudroom, and a study nook that was incorporated into the home’s living area, ensuring an easy transition between work or study and social activities.

To address previous water ingress issues, Spacemaker raised the floor level with a 125mm overlay slab. To ensure a cosy level of warmth, the home was fitted with a sophisticated hydronic underfloor heating system installed within the slab. European oak timber flooring added a touch of warmth and timeless elegance to the living spaces.

This extension and renovation in Camberwell would be incomplete without the unwavering attention to detail and expertise from key collaborators and partners in the industry, including Tait Tooronga Mitre 10 for door furniture, Comfort Heating and Cooling for their hydronic in-slab heating, Smith & Smith kitchens for the superb kitchen upgrade that included interior cabinets and joinery, Jordy May Design for the interior design, Stylerite Windows and Doors, Graham Outdoor Kitchens, Prado Painting Services and LC Scapes for the landscaping. 

An exceptional result at this Camberwell home

In just 40 weeks, the Spacemaker Home Extensions team orchestrated a symphony of refinement, developing a breathtaking and contemporary yet practical and liveable home. The once-tired 90s era house has emerged as an entertainer’s delight, showcasing a perfect blend of classic and contemporary features. Even though the floor area wasn’t expanded, its existing space was totally transformed.

From living in a noticeably dated house to a stunning home that underwent a complete rejuvenation, the homeowners now absolutely love and appreciate their Camberwell abode. Spacemaker’s meticulous craftsmanship, custom home design skills and commitment to delivering on this Camberwell home extension project resulted in an impressive property—a perfect match for the family’s lifestyle and their love of entertaining. 

Custom build your Melbourne home with award-winning builders

Spacemaker Home Extensions is one of Melbourne’s most reputable boutique builders, having won numerous awards nationally. Our passion for design, quality workmanship and keen eye for detail, backed by more than 50 years of industry experience, are only some of the many reasons that make us the best choice for your custom home renovation or extension project.

We take pride in seamlessly integrating functional and practical features with contemporary interior design elements to match your lifestyle and vision for your dream home. Get in touch with our team of custom home design consultants to learn how we can help you extend and renovate your Melbourne home to better suit your needs and lifestyle. 

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