FELTON BLOG

30
Dec

Regulations and your luxury home

by Felton Constructions
With a myriad of regulations impeding every new homebuilder's dream, it’s an all too common tale of woe reported by Sydney home builders, that clients’ construction vision starts to blur amid a fog of clauses and standards. Put simply, you have a picture perfect visual which has remained in your mind for the months leading up to securing your new abode, only to be cut down when your builder advises you of certain troublesome rules. The best sydney home builders...
It’s one thing to have an idea to build your dream home, another to find the dream site. As even the best home builders in Sydney will report, in most people’s minds, the dream site is just that; a dream. ‘Dream sites’ are accessibly priced, correctly located, conveniently oriented, far from traffic noise, surrounded by just the right amount of planting and tree shade and above all, flat. Of course when we wake from the dream we’re often forced to...
30
Nov
Currently, many trends vie for attention in our diverse post-millennial world. The best home builders in Sydney report that opulence, exoticism and eclecticism all remain strong trends in contemporary architecture and interior design. But minimalism is making a comeback. A major movement in the ‘90s and an idea embraced by thought leaders from architect Tadao Ando to Steve Jobs, minimalism has, ironically, a lot going for it. Building companies in Sydney are increasingly fielding requests from daring clients interested in...
Rose gold or copper hues have been trending across categories from fashion to home décor in recent times; in fact rose gold in the home has become one of the fastest growing interior design trends in the past year, and looks set to lead us into 2017, with builders of designer homes sydney forecasting its longevity. Drawing inspiration from European designs, to celebrities’ favourite picks in the US and our own shores, home builders in Sydney are incorporating this trend....
Architects of residential properties in the heart of Sydney are noting subtle changes in demand around the idea of the dream house and are increasingly responding to those changes. In particular, given the hot property market in the NSW, focus on resale value and ‘kerb appeal’ is more important than ever. No surprise then that builders in Sydney have also noticed growing interest in the design and construction of the front entrance and front of house area. Clients are starting...
Innovations in technology have reinforced a culture where it’s possible to work anywhere, making working from home more flexible than ever. As a result, interior designers and decorators working with the best builders in Sydney report that the home office is often high on the list of priorities for clients and as a result, that they are increasingly on the hunt for new ideas and evaluating what works. With the home office now considered an essential for all new houses,...
Once or even before building commences, many clients of luxury home builders sydney will already have a fairly clear idea of how they want the fine-grained details of their home to look. And one question regarded as fundamental is what colour to paint the walls. Tastes in the NSW capital are strongly influenced by global trends, meaning clients have the confidence to make a splash. This is typically when clients tap into the niche trend for wallpaper. Whether it be...
Custom home builders are continuously on the lookout for modern, contemporary ideas for each room in a new or old home. The staircase, often overlooked, is in fact best thought of as a key consideration by home builders whether to increase space, add aesthetic impact to the home or to match the scheme of the rest of the house. At Felton we keep a close eye on what’s trending, bearing in mind that these days new custom home builders can...
The family room is often associated with messiness and confusion but in custom designed homes it doesn’t have to be! It is the room where all family members can relax together, as well as the place where to bring guests when they visit. Kids use this space to play with toys just before bed, while parents take time out after a hard day at work to watch a movie or curl up and read a good book. Luxury home builders are...
Luxury home designs are being influenced by a key trend in home design, which can be summed up as the notion of ‘home as a haven.’ Whether this is a reaction to the unease created by global terrorism, or to economic uncertainty, or a longing for a less digitally driven, more authentic existence, is hard to say. However what’s clear is that trend commentators are noting a distinct shift towards the ideal of ‘home as haven’ for 2017 and beyond....