If cruising down Melbourne streets on a Sunday afternoon and checking out the old house styles is something you like to do, you probably already know all about Californian Bungalows. Some are originals, some have been beautifully renovated, but what they have in common is that unmistakable architectural style and existed between the two World … Read More 4 Tips for your California Bungalow Extensions
More and more people are choosing a renovation or house extension over relocating, for a multitude of reasons. Stay in your comfort zone, keep your job and the kids in their schools but enhance that lifestyle and add thousands to the value of your investment – it’s no surprise that it’s a popular choice. But … Read More Comparing Home Extension Quotes: 6 Mistakes To Avoid
You know the feeling. A friend invites you for dinner, you walk into their kitchen and you’re absolutely blown away. You MUST get something like this at your place! But then it hits you. What would a stunning kitchen renovation cost exactly? Well, how much does a car cost? You get the idea. More accurately, … Read More How Much Should A Kitchen Renovation Cost?
You could have the dream bathroom, perfect living spaces, and the ideal floorplan – and you’d still be overlooking something crucial. Yes, the interior needs to be right, but today we want to talk about something that is at least equally important: your dream home’s exterior. In this post we’re talking about external house colour schemes. So, … Read More 6 Ways to get your Exterior House Colour Schemes Right
The choice of windows and doors are quite important when it comes to building a new house or renovating one. Understanding the basics of double glazing will help you make the right choices. Different types of windows are designed to be suitable for different purposes. But today, modern trends have led to building designers and … Read More Glazing 101 – The Basics of Double Glazing
Your house frame is the skeleton of your dream home, keeping everything supported and in place. Although timber was basically the only show in town not too long ago, there really is a choice now. So steel frame vs timber frame – which is best? What’s in the frame? Firstly, it’s important to recognise that the … Read More Steel Frame VS Timber Frame Houses – 6 Things To Consider
Whether building, extending or renovating, it’s crucial to get every single aspect of your dream home just right. But it’s still surprising how little people seem to think about the house roof design they want. We all know that as well as being your dream home, where you live is also the ‘roof over your … Read More 5 House Roof Designs For Your Dream Home
We all know the lyrics to that M People song: “Movin’ on up / nothing can stop me!” And when it comes to adding a second storey to a house, that’s definitely the right attitude. Building a second floor to a house is a great solution for transforming and enhancing your lifestyle by adding space without … Read More Second Storey Extensions: Adding A Second Storey To A House
Thinking about adding a room to your home or investment property? Adding a bedroom, bathroom or home office are great ideas for a growing family or changing needs. Our Melbourne building designers focus on extending and renovating homes. So from that experience we’ve put together the most popular new room addition ideas to help you get started. … Read More Adding A Room To Your Home For Lifestyle Or Profit! (Infographic)
If you’re looking to get some serious home extensions or renovations done or even building from the ground up, you’re going to need assistance with building designs, council permits and more. So who are you going to call, an architect or draftsman? To help you make the right call, here’s the ‘draftsman vs architect’ run-down: 1. Training … Read More Do You Need An Architect Or Draftsman?