Retailers, Interior Designers Find Exciting New Trends at World Market

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DOMESTIC AND international buyers descended en masse for the annual furniture and accessory show at World Market in Las Vegas. They had more than a passing interest in what’s currently trending in the design world.

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DESIGN: This Kitchen by Millennials, for Millennials Has the Works!

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Millennials have spoken, and they know what they want in their kitchens. According to young designers, the kitchen of the future should be a gathering place for people and their pets, with natural surfaces, a place for composting, and fresh cereal always on tap.

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4 Hot Bathroom Design Trends That Won’t Break Your Budget

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Coffee bars, TVs in mirrors, smart toilets and pet-friendly amenities — a growing number of homeowners are requesting such upscale features in their bathroom design, according to Joh Domingo at Building Buddy in Brisbane.

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Design Forecast: 5 Trends to Watch for in 2017

Our industry experts have spent the early part of January identifying the latest in colour trends that are set to dominate interior design in 2017.

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Hold Your Head High in a Double-Height Room

Read on for tips and tricks for how to make the most of a space with super-high ceilings.

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The Beauty of Modern Interior Courtyards

For a breath of fresh air, bring the outside into your home with an interior courtyard.

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Aluminium Windows Prove Their Versatility and Style

Once considered cheap and charmless, aluminium window and door frames are now a stylish way to let in light and air.

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5 Exterior Metal Cladding Types for a Flash Facade

Dress your home in a full (or partial) metal jacket to protect it from the elements and give it architectural flare

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Virtual Display Homes Come to Town

3D VR – Rendered Internal Home Modeling 360 Degree VR Rendering is a powerful new tool to visually create the perfect home. New and novel, the emerging technology takes some mastering, but it conveys considerably more information than single rendered images can. A series of static internal shots, mimicking the standard traditional real estate photo spread, can hardly…

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Continuing in the vein of 3D home design visualizations

We are amazed at the difference it makes when owners actually see the design as it is drawn. Some are pleased, others surprised, but all, almost without exception tweak the drawing here and there. It is an indication that they have belatedly realised that some or other design element was not as they imagined. Clearly,…

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3D Home Design Visualization

Normally new home customers are expected to make do with ordinary blueprint type plans. Is that the only option? Customers invest a lot in their homes, but many are experiencing difficulties imagining exactly what they will get at the end of the building process. This happens even if they are building a cookie cutter project…

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Woombye Duplex House Plan

Duplex House Planning With Multiple Site Issues Easements & Overlays as Far as the Eye Can See Because the nature of our Free Custom Home Design Service, we are routinely confronted with difficult home design projects. This one was challenging, even by the standards we have become accustomed to. The brief was to create a duplex home of…

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The Politics Of Flood Planning Scheme Changes

Climate Change & Changing Regulations For a while now some of us have felt the effects of climate change assumptions have had on minimum floor level assessments on flood affected land. Since 2013, councils have included an assumption that sea levels will rise by .8M over the next 100 years. The requirement was put in…

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Proposed Changes to Queensland Domestic Building Contracts

The Qld Government has released the draft of the Queensland Building & Construction Commission and other Legislation Amendments Bill 2014 which will repeal the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 (Qld) (DBC Act). Domestic Building Work The act applies to any domestic building work which is defined as: The erection and construction of detached buildings Renovation,…

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