“Sarah at Optimised Design was pleasant and reassuring to work with and we found the discussions and process of exploring design changes to our home exciting. Sarah provided a fresh set of eyes with lots of options we had not considered and now we have the confidence to make plans that will work and achieve our desired goals.” – Jennine Thompson, Cashmere, Christchurch

“My husband and I turned to Sarah for help when we have just struggled to imagine how we could rearrange our living spaces to accommodate our needs.
We have a very long room, 16 meters, which is divided by doors, with the middle room having doors on all 4 walls and no walls space at all for art or books. We also wanted to incorporate a room divider with a double sided fireplace in the room.
Sarah came to see us and assessed the space. She understood straight away what we were after, even though we felt we could not put it into words as well as we wanted. She went away, and in a couple of days, we had 3 different options presented to us. She made an amazing 3D, interactive presentation of our downstairs, which allowed for changing the colours and set-up to see different variations of the final product. We are now in the process of remodelling our living spaces and can’t Thank Sarah enough for the feeling of confidence that the end product will be not just good, but better than we hoped for. So, if you need a timely service for a reasonable cost provided to you by a person with a real creative flair and practical solution – Sarah is the right person for you.” – Henrietta & Bruce, Redcliffs, Christchurch

Tonbridge Street Merivale Christchurch

We were approached to help maximise the design for a Christchurch town house, which was being rebuilt as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.
Once we received the plans from the client we went through the drawings looking for any spare / wasted space which we could turn into useful space. We managed to fit a new bedroom as well as more storage space. We then worked with the client on layout and furniture placement, which highlighted a problem with the design. With a few small modifications to the plans the client had an Optimised floor plan which was ready to be built.

“We contacted Optimised Design with our concept plans for our townhouse rebuild. Given the restrictions imposed by the site we were keen to maximise the floor plans. They presented us with some very practical solutions in terms of utilising the spaces. Suggestions as to furniture placement had us rethink door openings and room layouts.They also suggested using gas for hot water heating which provided much needed additional storage space. Their input has resulted in us now having a design that has maximised our floor plans and that we are very happy with and even managed to squeeze in a office. We really liked the range of suggestions they presented us with rather than just one possibility. Really practical ideas from a friendly and knowledgable team. We would definitely use them again. ”
T Holland

Longmuir Street Ilam Christchurch

The clients of an original 1960’s Bungalow house approached us to help them create an open plan modern house. We worked on the plans with them giving them several possibilities to make sure they ended up with a house, which was perfect for their family.

“We have used Optimised Design twice. We had a typical 1960’s house, which was cold. We had some ideas for a renovation that we were weighing up and they came in and gave us several far better ideas about how we could have a warmer, more modern house. These simple suggestions have made a world of difference and far exceeded anything we had come up with on our own. They know what families need in terms of space and storage and we now have a modern, warm open-plan kitchen / living / dining area which flows through large doors onto a deck. They were so great that we have just used them again to help us with our bedroom and en-suite extension. They made our draftspersons design so much simpler so no need for a resource consents and reworked the layout to work much better so that we got the largest bedroom and en-suite possible for the site. We are so grateful to Optimised Design and highly recommend anyone considering undertaking a build or renovation to have a consultation so they too can benefit from their knowledge and experience.”
C&R Sparks