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The Journey of building our forever home in Melbourne, Victoria

The Journey of building our forever home in Melbourne, Victoria

Build Update - Modern Farmhouse style garage



Its been all systems go on building our Modern Farmhouse style shed lately.  First we had the slab poured and then around 3 weeks later the shed build started.   
Slab ready to be poured
Concrete slab all ready

Frame starting to go up - looks huge and I was devastated that I lost some of my view!


Colourbond sheeting starts to go on
Weatherboard colourbond profile on front


Shed build Completed!






We are now just waiting on the garage doors to be installed and our gorgeous black barn lights that will hang above each door.  We are really happy with how the build and design turned out - I think it really complements the main house as we used the same colour scheme. At the side of the garage where the window and door is we are also planning on having an area paved with custom built seating/veggie planters and a fire pit

Colours used -

Colourbond roof - Shale Grey
Colourbond sheeting  - Dune
Garage doors - will be Surfmist
Barn Lights - gloss Black

Next up will be the driveway, painting of the fences, landscaping and more landscaping but finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but hubby is now is man cave heaven!


Modern Farmhouse Garage - we have approval!

After around 7 months we finally had approval for our shed yesterday that will be built in our backyard.  Hopefully work should commence in the next 3-4 weeks and I will document our progress on how I turn a 12 x 8 metre colourbond shed into something a little more 'Modern Farmhouse style'

As this sheds faces towards the back of the house and will be seen from all the back windows  -  it was important to design this space in a way that complements the house. What hubby chooses to do inside it is completely up to him - as long as the outside looks pretty then I'm happy  :)

We have chosen colours similar to the main house and it will feature panelled garage doors with highlight windows and gorgeous barn style lights. The second driveway will then finally be levelled and a soft beige gravel will be used. Ladscaping can then be finally finished on this bottom section

Its been difficult to find inspiration on modern farmhouse style garages - the Americans do them so well but here in Australia its much harder to find suppliers to get this style while staying within budget.

Wish us luck - I think I have missed this design/build stage so looking forward to this project!

Below is just a rough example of our shed plan - doors will be a panelled door and the front of the shed will be clad with a product that is a steel but has a weatherboard look to it.



Down the track I am hoping to extend paving to the side ( near the side door) and have a fire pit, raised garden beds etc


Garage doors will be similar to these 
Black barn lights similar to these will be used



Our house featured

Our house featured over on the Stylish Livable Spaces blog recently which you can view and read the article HERE   All images supplied by Louise Treacy Photography

Angie from Stylish Livable Spaces is responsible for our gorgeous exterior and interior colour scheme. I worked with her on getting the exterior colours just right and she was wonderful to work with - I can honestly say it was one of the best things we spent during the build!

As we had alot of exterior elements such as the roof, render, weatherboard, posts etc it was great to get an experienced colour consultant on board. The render colour she chose works beautifully and tends to be lighter or darker depending on the weather and the sun's position. The images below were taken on a very rare sunny winters day so render appears quite light.

To view our colour choices please see this post HERE


Front of house - the garden looking very dormant over winter!.