Back with Blue Lagoon


When building your forever home, two things become very important; comfortability and durability. With a young, growing family Kyal and Kara wanted to make their latest building project, Blue Lagoon, a home where their kids could be kids and the grown-ups could relax. To that end, they chose a variety of Gyprock boards best suited for the purpose of the room they were lining.

Kids Bedroom

Child-proof spaces

Thinking longer-term, Kyal and Kara wanted to future-proof the children’s rooms, so that whether they were playing with toys as toddlers or blasting music as teenagers, the sound wasn’t going to echo around the house. This made Soundchek the perfect material to line the walls, with its acoustic dampening properties.


“As the kids get older we want to keep that sound in. We want them to be able to have friends over and play music, and not be able to hear it,” says Kara.


This forward-thinking didn’t stop at the rooms however, with the hallways lined with the denser Superchek. Made to withstand schoolbags, footballs and anything kids can (literally) throw at the walls, Superchek also has super impact resistance, and is perfect for everyday living spaces that has constant traffic

Parent’s Retreat

At the other end of the house, away from the children’s rooms is the main bedroom, designed to be the perfect hideaway. With floor to ceiling windows to let in light and a bespoke ensuite to add a resort feeling the room was imbued with a sense of fluidity through some inventive use of Gyprock.

Taking you from the entryway and opening into the bedroom retreat, the curved wall was achieved with Gyprock Flexible, a thinner plasterboard which is curved and layered over framing to create unique and interesting shapes.

The curved wall, along with the addition of arched doorways marry perfectly to draw you into the room and provide a sense of peaceful serenity, perfect for getting away from it all.

“The arches help to lead the eye towards the ensuite and really frame the beautiful finishes we’ve chosen” said Kara.

The Main Event

The main feature of the house is undoubtedly the helical staircase. This stunning staircase forms the centrepiece of the home’s living area, visible from the kitchen at one end of the house, and from the children’s loft at the other.

The helical staircase is engineered in a helix around a central void, helping to create a feeling of openness and light, as though it were floating up to the ceiling.

“I was pretty fascinated when the Gyprockers came and put that plaster coat on it just completely changed the vibe of it,” said Kara, “it felt like a sculpture.

Kyal & Kara Kitchen

From Palm Springs to Long Jetty


Expert renovators Kyal and Kara Demmrich have wrapped up their latest project – a four bedroom, three bathroom family home in Long Jetty, NSW.

The Block 2020


The walls of our homes tell the stories of our lives. This year, they will tell the story of The Block. We here at Gyprock Living are so excited to be involved with The Block 2020 season.