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Home Builder Forest Hill

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A beautiful combination of black and white tiles and tapware that just works perfectly.
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Custom builder Warrandyte

Monday, February 04, 2019
Another knock down rebuild completed with amazing finishes and very happy clients. 39 s/q of entertaining and living spaces with grand sized bedrooms, a customized version of Berstan Homes Beaumont 35.
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Home builder Donvale

Friday, February 01, 2019
Here is a stone feature placed under the gas fire place with fantastic results.  
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Home builder Plenty

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Entry ways to homes are often confined due to the stair location. One way of opening the area up is to install a spine style staircase which gives an extra feeling of space.
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Home builder Kew

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
So many homes have plaster ceilings and they can become a little boring. Why not add something different like a timber ceiling and in this case with an addition of some feature stonework.
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Home builder Viewbank

Friday, January 25, 2019
Many builders use the same tiles throughout the entire home. When you use a small feature tile in a larger area, notice here that the tiles match the bench colour and make the whole area pop .
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​ Home builder Rosanna

Friday, December 21, 2018
Features don’t need to be expensive, why not add a couple of plaster reveals.
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Home builder Heidelberg

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Feature lights are an item that can make a room pop so add a lighting statement to your design.
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Home builder Preston

Monday, December 17, 2018
Staircases are a perfect place for storage and why not build in a custom wine room.
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Custom Builder Kinglake

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A client came to me last month with a design issue on their custom built home plans. After working with an architect and builder for 12+ months the builders quote came in $600k over budget, yes that’s right, $600k over. After looking over the proposed building I notice many areas that were poorly designed and where cost savings could be made. We were able to significantly reduce the cost and the construction with Berstan will start soon.
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Custom Builder Rosanna

Monday, December 10, 2018
Your kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time and they can become a little boring. I like to add a bit of character with colours and if you don’t like colours why not have our design team add a bulkhead to the ceiling.
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Custom Builder Heidelberg

Friday, December 07, 2018
How to make you’re your bedroom a little more appealing? I always like to add a couple of pendants lights to the master bedroom design. There are plenty of good lighting stores around and the cost of the pendant lights is very affordable.  
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Custom Builder Preston

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Using dark colours in the kitchen can be difficult, I suggest using a lighter colour splash back that will tone down the darker colours and bring a sense of harmony between the elements.
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Custom Builder Ivanhoe

Monday, December 03, 2018
Lately we have had a few clients coming to us with their own plans and I have noticed that some of the walk in showers haven’t enough space allowed. This can cause plenty of problems in the years to come with water spraying out everywhere.
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Custom builder East Ivanhoe

Friday, November 30, 2018
Like your wine? Berstan Homes can design and build you a custom wine cellar in your new custom home.
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Custom builder Blackburn

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Looking for a point of interest in your kitchen? Why not use a barn style door on your pantry, they add an interesting feel.
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Custom Builder Glen Waverley

Monday, November 26, 2018
With home styling changing over the years there is one style that is always in vogue and that’s Hamptons. Here is a great example of dado panelling, timber flooring and a grey kitchen combining for a great Hamptons feel.
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Custom Builder Rosanna

Friday, November 23, 2018
Mixing stone look tiles with timber shelving to a bathroom with outstanding results. By mixing the rugged look of the stone and the softened feel of timber combines perfectly.
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Custom Builder Bulleen

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Lighting in your kitchen can often be boring so why not add a feature cluster light to create interest. These lights are available at any good lighting stores.
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Custom Builder Warranwood

Monday, November 19, 2018
Creating features within your home design is often a challenge. One way to create an interesting feature is to incorporate plaster reveals. The reveals create a feeling of space and are relatively inexpensive to design and install.
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​ Custom Builder Carnegie

Friday, November 16, 2018
A great way to create interest in your home is to include a stone feature and a great area for the stonework is to surround your fire place. Depending on the stone chosen this can add value and a lovely earthy feel.
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Custom home builder Donvale

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
An easy and cost effective way to add a point of interest to your homes entrance is to add a niche to your design.
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Custom home builder Plenty

Friday, November 09, 2018
A great example of a staircase with a combination of steel and timber with stunning results.
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Custom home builder Kew

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Wanting to entertain on an evening and you’re looking for a feature in your garden, why not install a fire pit to create a warmth that can only be achieved with a naked flame.
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Custom home builder Doncaster

Monday, November 05, 2018
A combination of substrates make a house by mixing stone and timber cleverly you can create a home with smart design.
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Custom home builder Bulleen

Friday, November 02, 2018
A great way to create a feeling of grandeur in your home is to add a chandelier.
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Custom Builder Mont Albert

Thursday, November 01, 2018
With the cost of solid timber flooring increasing we are offering Bamboo as an alternative. Bamboo is very cost competitive and gives a stunning result comparable to solid timber flooring.
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Custom home builder Templestowe

Monday, October 29, 2018
Colour palettes for kitchens are a great way to create interest in your home. In this photo the clients have chosen a timber look for under their Island bench and the overhead cupboards with stunning results. 
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Custom home builder Eltham

Friday, October 26, 2018
Colour palettes are always changing and Grey is certainly the in colour at the moment. Here is a stunning example of a Grey splashback.
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Custom home builder Burwood

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Creating space in homes is always a challenge and a couple of great design ideas are to add vaulted ceilings and mirrored robe doors to the bedrooms.
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