The Original Home
The Original Home is a stylish three bedroom 80sqm living area with 19sqm patio, 27sqm private garden, 7sqm drying yard & an en suite master bedroom. It is the first affordable home model for the Zimbabwean market focused on offering an alternative to the conventional expensive home construction.
This unit for a private owner in Colne Valley has achieved just that. The construction time from breaking ground, to completion was 42 days, but it was certainly 42 days of wholesome toil and a test of micro management skills! Our Original Home products are offered with a range of optional extra’s and our client opted for the following in this home:
Wall to wall carpeting in the bedrooms,
1200 watt solar invertor system,
Added “Spacesaver” furniture to compliment the home.
Otherwise, everything else came standard with this 3 bedroom Original Affordable Home.
The kitchen: fully fitted with granite counter tops, Defy gas hob and under-counter electric oven.
Affordable Home flooring comes standard with a cretecote finish: a coloured, cement-based floor covering which is versatile, durable and waterproof; but laminate flooring, carpeting and ceramic tiling as seen throughout this project are beautiful affordable optional extra’s.
The Affordable Home comes with BIC’s, broom cupboard, kitchen unit and pantry cupboard as standard shopfitting units. Our client chose “Spacesaver” furniture as can be seen in the lounge - note the central coffee table with multiple ottomans stored below (and each a storage box of its own!). The kitchen-living room open plan feel is great for entertaining and offers a relaxing spacious feel.
The coutyard is a brilliant place to entertain guests and enjoy a sunny summer's day. The garden's are landscaped for you and the teak bench built in as standard features, the furniture by “Spacesaver” is weatherproof and the downlighting makes for a nice evening atmosphere too.
Above and left is the first bedroom with more than enough space for two beds, and comes with BIC's as standard fittings.
The master bedroom below is an optional addition to the standard two bedroom Original Home. A nice space with angled ceiling, this bedroom also comes with an ensuite bathroom.
The three bedroom Original Home comes with a guest bathroom and an ensuite to the master bedroom. Both are fully fitted with shower, toilet and wash basin with Betta Lux sanitary ware and Cascade taps. Showers are heated by a 150L solar geyser - the perfect solution to infrequent electricity and Zimbabwe's climate!
Far right, the second bedroom can optionally be used as an office, as chosen for this home. Space Saver provides a range of home office furniture that can be simply included and fitted for you. Equally, you can use the space as a guest bedroom.
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