It’s 2018 and everyone seems to be time poor - or at least looking for ways to be more efficient and save time. As science and technology move headfast into the 21st century we’re embracing a new level of home automation – a concept that seemed like sci-fi only a few decades ago.
Home automation systems control lighting, climate, entertainment systems and appliances as well as home security access and alarm systems. They can be centralised and programmable or consist of decentralised and isolated controls such as motion sensors and light controls.Read More
So much goes into building a new home - we thought we'd make things simple by outlining the plan phases involved in a pre-designed new home process.
For a typical new home, there are three unique stages during the pre-construction phase where you will need to sign off plans. For a custom home build, there are more design and documentation stages.Read More
Discovering your personal tastes and interior design style can be a lifelong journey. There is so much to consider – so how do you figure out which one is yours?
I completed a number of online quizzes and it’s apparently very clear that I’m transitional, polished casual, mid-century classic, urban funk and rustic combined – oh, and my spirit pattern is stripes.Read More
Going beyond impressive street appeal and presence, landscaping design can have a significant impact on your home and wellbeing.
We’ve outlined a few additional reasons that show the importance of considered landscape design.Read More
With a huge array of styles, automation, privacy screening and energy efficiency options available today, choosing the right windows plays a major role in your home design decisions.
In order to select the right windows for your new home there are a few components that you should consider. Style and performance are factors that make up your windows.Read More
Few architectural elements add immediate impact like a high ceiling. They deliver a more airy and spacious feel to a room but do they also heighten prices?
Higher ceilings have become the home owner’s expectation in recent years. The Building Code of Australia determines the minimum ceiling height for a habitable room is 2.4m and for a non-habitable room, like the laundry or bathroom, the minimum height is 2.1m.Read More
Tie down and bracing are an important aspect of any home building project as they ensure the home remains intact in the case of severe storms and weather events.
Prior to the home’s construction approval an engineer and certifier will determine the wind classification, which informs how much tie down and bracing is required. An accurate wind classification is essential to determine the installation standard required so the home is not compromised by environmental conditions.Read More