FELTON BLOG

18
May
Despite their exclusive status, luxury homes are still swayed by the key trends influencing home design across the world. In fact, much of the time, due to expansive budgets and their ‘dream’ home status, luxury home designs often lead the way in terms of setting trends. It makes sense that custom designed homes built by prestige home builders should be designed to offer something that’s innovative and differentiated from other offerings in the market, while also honouring what’s currently in...
With interest in custom homes continuing to rise, there has never been a better time for new home builders operating in the luxury market. From clients’ perspective, this represents an ideal climate in which to create your dream home. Whether you’ve been planning for a while or have only just started, there are plenty of things to think about for clients about to appoint or already working with new custom home builders. Firstly, research and plan thoroughly. There are so many different...
Finding the optimum colour scheme is widely regarded as the ultimate finishing touch when it comes to luxury home design. You want the room to look perfect because it’s something you will be looking at for a long time if you can get it right. It sets the mood of the room while also giving you the foundation on which to base the rest of your interior design. The colour wheel Introducing the colour wheel - interior designers love using...
As the year approaches its end, now is the time to look ahead at the key interior design trends for 2016 and how these are likely to be used by home builders in NSW. With the state’s capital often leading the charge in terms of home design, the best home builders in Sydney regard a good grasp of interior trends as central to their offer. Firstly a look at colour, where the focus will be on drama offset by ethereal simplicity and...
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...
New custom home builders operating in the Australian market are more than familiar with the prevalence of the garden, deck or terrace in most modern home designs. Indeed, the fabled Australian lifestyle has created leading edge thinking in how to optimise ‘alfresco living’ for many years now. This tradition has now grown new wings however, with clients in the market for custom designed homes expecting greater levels of sophistication, technical connectivity and aesthetic ‘wow factor’ than ever before. The latest...
Living areas are the heart of your home; the place where memories are made. These spaces are also a reflection of the personal as they are the most visible, ‘public’ parts of your home. And they’re often the first impression your home’s interior has to offer, so giving these spaces due consideration can make a major difference to the feel and style of the rest of the house. As a result it’s no surprise that for many custom home builders...
With the rising status of both cooking and building shows in Australia there comes an increased consumer desire for high quality kitchens, whether they be for new custom home builders or a complete renovation to the current kitchen structure. This year we’ve noted a number of new kitchen trends for custom built homes, including a selection of newly requested materials for bench tops, cabinets and kitchen surfaces. In addition we are noticing many custom requested taps and demand for easy...
18
Jan

2017 trends in luxury homes

by Felton Constructions
Every January sees the home décor and fashion media spilling over with trend predictions, so here at Felton we thought we’d distil these into some of our top picks. It’s important to note that, like wave patterns that gradually change the shape of the landmass, trends move at different paces and impact on the home front at different rates and in different ways. As a result, it’s best not to let your luxury house plans be overly dictated by each...
18
May
Lighting has no limits in million dollar homes. Not only can it be used to illuminate, highlight and set the mood of a room, it can actually radically change the character of a home when used effectively as part of most luxury house plans. Some lighting is more suited to certain rooms than others, so here is a quick room by room guide to the current highlights of lighting.   Bathroom In 2016, we have seen an increase in different...