How to set a realistic building budget

When entering into a project, whatever it may be, you must first understand that custom building is not an exact science. Don’t let anyone fool you. There are many factors that lead to variances in the cost to construct a home. Be it the site conditions, materials specified and their forever fluctuating prices, structural requirements,…

Why choose your builder before your architect?

When it comes to building there are so many decisions to be made – from the style of home you want to achieve, to the number of bedrooms, of bathrooms, and right down to the colour tapware. Before it comes time to make these decisions, there’s an even more important question to be answered –…

Q&A with the #Hampton Interior Designer

Photo by Domain Our latest project is an exciting Hamptons-style custom home, located in the heart of Melbourne’s East. The Hamptons-style has gained in popularity all over Australia in recent years, so we decided to have a chat with Belinda Vanden Boom from Gallerie B Interiors to find out what the fuss is all about!…

Why no two quotes are the same

When it comes to choosing a builder, there is plenty to consider, but arguably one of the biggest factors is the price. If one builder is quoting a significantly higher amount than another, this is always going to influence who you eventually choose. However, it’s important to understand that basing your decision solely on price…

Should you build a Hamptons-style home?

Photo by @realestate.com.au When it comes to building a custom home, deciding on the style of your home can be incredibly difficult – after all, there are plenty of looks to choose from! From sleek and sophisticated to heritage or  the Hamptons, there’s an option for every budget and timeline. The Hamptons, in particular, continues…