Monday, February 11, 2019
Kitchen splashbacks are often areas that are left behind with regards to design features. Here is an example of a National tiles Masia style tile creating
a rustic charm.read more
Friday, February 08, 2019
Most builders fail to install plaster as per the manufacture’s details. Expansion joints are to be located at 12 metre centres to ceilings and are very
seldom installed. By not installing expansion joints this increases the chances of cracking and possible failure and the ceiling falling down.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A beautiful combination of black and white tiles and tapware that just works perfectly.read more
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.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Here is a stone feature placed under the gas fire place with fantastic results.
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.read more
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.read more
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 .
Friday, December 21, 2018
Features don’t need to be expensive, why not add a couple of plaster reveals.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Feature lights are an item that can make a room pop so add a lighting statement to your design.read more
Monday, December 17, 2018
Staircases are a perfect place for storage and why not build in a custom wine room.read more
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.
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.
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.
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.read more
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.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Like your wine? Berstan Homes can design and build you a custom wine cellar in your new custom home.
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.read more
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.read more
Friday, November 09, 2018
A great example of a staircase with a combination of steel and timber with stunning results.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Friday, November 02, 2018
A great way to create a feeling of grandeur in your home is to add a chandelier.read more
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.read more
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. read more