FELTON BLOG

30
Jun

Fitouts for modern luxury homes

by Felton Constructions
Getting your million dollar home designed and built is one thing, but fitting it out is a task of equal importance, so it’s worth considering how you might want to furnish your home during the early stages of design. Much of your decision will be influenced by the style of home you’ve chosen. For example, if you have specified a classical home, the elegant style French style might appeal. French inspired furniture, accessories and fabrics remain popular in the modern...
04
Apr
Given how influenced we are by worldwide travel, for the typical client of today’s home builder, the brief for the perfect dream home often amounts to replicating the feel of an international luxury resort in one’s own abode. So, think six star hotel rated kitchens, enticing swimming pools and a stand out home entertainment zone. It’s perhaps not surprising then that many luxury home architects are citing the birth of the luxury home spa as the next big thing in...
Clients in the market for luxury home designs generally suffer from a well-known addiction to home design websites, meaning they’re likely to be found in the small hours of the morning perusing Pinterest, Houzz et al. Not surprisingly perhaps Felton can empathise with this affliction!  Here, we take a look at some inspiring examples of home design from around the world and the web. From a slick urban hideaway to a rustic Mediterranean vibe to an eco-luxe creation on a...
For those about to create their own luxury dream home, there are plenty of elements to be considered, but one of the most important is in fact located beneath their feet! When it comes to million dollar homes, architects and homeowners want to create something that embodies luxury, while at the same time creating something timeless, a dream home for generations. Flooring is a key element in this, acting as an anchor for other décor elements and unifying the home’s...
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
Jun
It’s a universal maxim in property circles that if you want to gauge a home’s style and value, look at the kitchen and bathroom, and this is never truer than in the luxury home sector. In the case of the bathroom, this room is now achieving status as a space in its own right, as opposed to simply a utilitarian, albeit deluxe, adjunct. Of course ensuite bathrooms for most bedrooms, along with strategically placed powder rooms, are common features in...
20
Jul
This week we step away from our traditional blog format to honour Felton team member and resident stage sensation Alfie Arcuri. Just in case you hadn’t heard, when not designing million dollar homes, Alfie is wowing millions with his singing, so much so that he has just taken out top prize at the 2016 fixture of Channel Nine’s The Voice.   He had always loved music and singing but didn’t start showcase his voice publicly until around 18 months ago;...
With interest in home building and décor at an all-time high, clients for custom designed homes are bombarded with visual stimuli about what the ideal home “should” look like. Magazines, television and the online space are literally teeming with ideas. Many of these look enticing enough after stylists and photographers have tweaked them to perfection, but may not be practical in real life. One Sydney home builder confirms bridging the gap between the idealised version of homes that appear in...
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...
Source: https://jordanchalfant.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/0461.jpg Once designer homes have been built, colours have been chosen for the walls and all the floor tiles have been put into place, the next step is to fill these luxury modern homes with furnishings. In many cases home owners tend to favour traditional pieces including pictures and mirrors, but there are many other ways to highlight your personal style. If it’s impact you’re after, it may be worth considering a rather unusual example that has been in...