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FROM UNDERGROUND DIRT TO DREAM STUDIO APARTMENT
Case Studies 11/13/2019
Create a private retreat/multipurpose space.
Plumbing needed under the sewerage and stormwater mains.
When Carla and John Giannakopoulos thought about selling their beautiful South Coogee home, the feedback that they kept receiving was that the home needed
As Carla said, “Because our home is open plan, there’s no separate space for parents or kids to retreat to”.
The couple decided not to sell but they did want to create an additional living area to use as
Identifying the perfect location was simple, the challenging part was making it a reality. The space available was behind the garage, underground and under the sewerage mains. This presented some structural challenges, as well as plumbing challenges. Being under the sewerage and
This is when Carla came across Saniﬂo.
“Plumbing was basically impossible without Saniﬂo. We couldn’t have any water or appliances without them.”
- Innovative plumbing allows installation of underground wet areas.
Heavy-dutypump pushes waste water up to 11m vertically or 110m horizontally to the sewerage and stormwater mains.
- Enables the installation of a toilet, sink, shower, bathtub, washing machine, kitchen sink, dishwasher, tankless water heater and bidet in areas without plumbing access.
- Powerful and reliable with two motors and a wireless alarm.
“It provides us and our visitors with privacy and it has given us another usable space.
It has also added to the value of our home.”
- Carla Giannakopoulos, South Coogee
To achieve Carla and John’s desired guest space, a Sanicubic 2 Pro was installed inside the closet, under the ﬂooring. This pump enabled the installation of a toilet, shower, dishwasher, washing machine
Once the pump was installed, the sky was the limit. Not only could Carla and John’s space have a complete bathroom
Since completing their renovation, Carla and John have seen a signiﬁcant increase in the
As Carla said, “It provides us and our visitors with privacy and it has given us another usable space. It has also added to the value of our home”.
Thanks to Saniﬂo, Carla and John have achieved their dream additional living area, creating a beautiful studio apartment out of dirt!