FROM UNDERGROUND DIRT TO DREAM STUDIO APARTMENT

Case Studies 08/03/2020

FROM UNDERGROUND DIRT TO DREAM STUDIO APARTMENT

OBJECTIVE:

Create a private retreat/multipurpose space.

CHALLENGE:

Plumbing needed under the sewerage and stormwater mains.

SOLUTION:

Saniflo Sanicubic 2 Pro WP.

When Carla and John Giannakopoulos thought about selling their beautiful South Coogee home, the feedback that they kept receiving was that the home needed an additional, private living space.

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 a a guest space, a teenage rumpus room or granny flat.

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 storm water mains ruled out traditional plumbing.

This is when Carla came across Saniflo.

“Plumbing was basically impossible without Saniflo. We couldn’t have any water or appliances without them.”

Key benefits

  • Innovative plumbing allows installation of underground wet areas.
  • Heavy-duty pump 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 and two sinks. Six applications with one simple solution.

Once the pump was installed, the sky was the limit. Not only could Carla and John’s space have a complete bathroom, they were also able to install a kitchenette and a washing machine. Everything that their guests need to be self-sufficient.

         

Since completing their renovation, Carla and John have seen a significant increase in the number of visitors they receive.

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!

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