From surfie shack to coastal paradise


In this week’s episode of Selling Houses Australia, Shaynna pulled out her well-used sledgehammer to open up what was a small shack into a light, airy coastal retreat.

The challenge
Steve and Serena desperately needed to sell their beachfront home in NSW’s Dolphin Point in order to fund their youngest son’s ongoing costs to treat a rare medical condition. Even with breathtaking views, the lack of maintenance, confusing layout and retro styling massively deterred buyers and no offers had been made on the property in the last 12 months. With this surfing family stuck in a whitewash, the Selling Houses team had their work cut out.

How to wow buyers with space and light
Having a home with a rabbit-warren layout is one of the biggest turn-offs to buyers. And in these days of open plan living, it’s become a very old-fashioned way to live. Shaynna’s biggest task in this home was to tackle the layout and add some serious style to the interior.

By adding a wall through the middle of the house, the kitchen immediately had more space for cabinetry and cooking! Keeping with the coastal theme, she kept the styling cool and uncluttered with our Florida table lamp in wicker on the new island bench top.

Kitchen Before & After

We loved how perfectly how Herman pendant and Iris floor lamp complemented the on-trend plantation shutters in the open plan living space.

Living Room Before & After

The Herman pendant and Iris table lamps also worked their magic in the bedrooms, adding to the newly styled light and bright theme.

Master Bedroom Before & After

Bedroom Before & After

Ready to live brighter in your home? Take tip from Shaynna and shop the Naturals trend in-store or online at Beacon Lighting, proud suppliers to Selling Houses Australia.

Stream new episodes of Selling Houses Australia every week or watch Wednesdays 8.30pm AEST only on Foxtel.

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