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Archive for 'Housing Trends'

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Our Renovation – Phase 2 Design Comes to Life

DESIGN COMES TO LIFE The next phase after collecting all our ideas and scoping out our wants and must haves Dan my wife and I (mostly I) did up some detailed drawings. It helped in this phase for me to do some 3D evaluations so Dan could imagine each room and how it was going […]

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My design, a feature of Best Homes Australia TV Show

A home I designed in Canterbury as a special feature of the TV show Best Homes Australia. Watch the show. BHA S08E04 AGN BuildersBCE Design Vimeo from AbodeTV on Vimeo. It shows how building is really a collaboration between the builder, engineers, interior designer and the clients. Inspiration was taken from the interior ceilings and then […]

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Contemporary Kitchen Designs

Contemporary, simple stylish. What really makes you excited when you see a kitchen design? Is it the lighting – trending towards clusters Is it runway style walkways Granite with a waterfall edge Lime washed floors and walls Industrial style benches cavities with bookshelves and wine racks embedded Special splash backs Sky lights Metal appliances Hiding […]

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Christmas time is a time to reflect about how you use your home

It is during this time of the year that we have more people over to our homes. Being house proud is really important to many Australian’s. The festive season may be a time to think ahead about your living space and ask yourself if you are living as you want to live? During this time […]

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Kitchen Seating Ideas – Has the dining room become obsolete?

Has the dinning room idea gone out the window in favour of a more relaxed extended kitchen? Maybe, as some clients I am working with currently are opting to use the once zoned dining room as an additional bedroom or study and using the kitchen zone to create a more relaxed family eating environment. The cost […]

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Beach shack or coastal home architectural considerations

We all dream of that ideal situation where you can have an inner city home or apartment and then in retirement or perhaps while the kids are still young you retreat on the weekends to that beach shack. These days the coastal home is a sanctuary where you can make the most of the sea views, […]

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Innovation in bathrooms and kitchens

Whenever I discuss with a client bathroom and kitchens the discussion is always passionate. The kitchen being described as the hub of the home and bathrooms being a private oasis (a time to view the ipad and even watch tv). Roger Sella has some brilliant systems for creating a kitchen that has all the smarts as well […]

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Be Bold, be individual, be you

When I sit down with a client it is all about getting a brief around what you like. Some people want a bold statement, some want a house to reflect their personality but all want it to be around their vision. Your home needs to be all about you and how you want to live. […]

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The right stair can be room changing

One of the new trends is to use the stair as a piece of architectural furniture. It can pull together the design, add drama and create small areas or nooks. A stair is an opportunity to create a theme for the rest of the house. The options are endless. Here are some to consider:

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Granny Flats are the new trend

Contemporary Exterior by Seattle Architects First Lamp Why? With the change in family types, more of us are looking to accommodate a range of generations. The good old granny flat is a good option for some of us. The granny flat seems to be a trend in adding value to your property as you can […]

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