Jan 22, 2018 10:26 pm
I live in double story house in Melbs Eastern suburbs
Proximity to Unis etc , in terms of distance / transport is quite good
There is just myself & partner at the house which is double story
So I am thinking of modifying the upstairs to contain 3 or 4 rooms with ensuite / study areas
for students ; doing it nicely
As the house is double story , the logical way to proceed would be for top floor to be just for students / bottom floor
The logical way to proceed would be to also set up a small kitchen / open TV type area upstairs for the students
, even to have outside stair case if possible (thinking that would mean planning permit)
I have heard somewhere that councils don't like allowing people to do this kind of stuff , 2nd kitchen , 2nd "living type area" so people disguise it under calling it a "craft room" etc
Any advice on this or how to proceed , just all in the conceptual stage atm
I only need a planning permit (& I know this is complex) if I change the "structural envelope" of the building or outside appearance
Perhaps a reasonable idea might be to a "discreet stairway" which is still inside the house ; meaning the studs don't have to come in & "announce themselves" every time they come & go
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