FELTON BLOG

28
Jun

Think Small: Tiny Luxury Houses

by Felton Constructions
[1] Television shows like HGTV’s Tiny Luxury and Tiny House Nation have created a stir about tiny houses, but what is all the fuss about? Are they a realistic idea and most importantly, why should homeowners choose little over big? After delving into the key questions around tiny houses, you could be surprised to find that a luxury tiny house may suit you after all.   Perks of going tiny [caption id="attachment_1786" align="aligncenter" width="2280"] [2][/caption]The arguments for a large sprawling...
28
Feb
As much as the fashion runway is ever changing, trends for home design and architecture also circulate, leaving some out in the cold. In 2019 we say goodbye to some trends that have dominated the architectural and interior design world for quite a while now - some even over a decade. In order to make room for fresh and inspiring new trends, we must bid adieu to passé styles.   1. Industrial Style Characterised by copper pipes, exposed brickwork and...
[1] Ask most interiors experts to share their number one trade secret and invariably “Get your lighting right!” comes high on the list. Lighting makes a significant difference to any home and right now vintage and artisanal lighting are trending, with many people building houses from scratch or upgrading their current lighting to reflect more individual tastes. Whether a home is expansive or compact, heritage or modern, this creative and unique lighting can be used to suit any space. As...
Smart speakers have a lot to offer us in our home, but they do not come without controversy. The three leaders in this burgeoning market are Google Home, Amazon Echo (“Alexa”) and Apple’s HomePod (“Siri”). Their companies claim that they promote overall wellness and convenience, but at what cost? These artificial intelligence hubs are installed in your home and can be connected to many other devices you own, including smart light bulbs, TV and phone. Designed to make your life...
26
Sep
[1] Although our blog is usually dedicated to architecture and luxury home designs NSW, here is a current topic from the construction world that we thought would inspire and entertain our readers. Dubai has long been wowing the world with their impressive (some say over the top) mega-structures. The latest project announced is Dubai Square, a mega mall featuring cutting edge technology. [caption id="attachment_1582" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] [2][/caption]Commissioned and designed by Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties, with the UAE government’s cooperation,...
27
Jul

Forward focus: Interiors 2019

by Felton Constructions
Now that we’re past the mid-year mark, it’s time to cast our eyes towards the horizon, projecting into next year and conjuring the major directions that look set to influence Sydney home builders and interior designers  going forward. Trend forecasters have a wonderful way of distilling how the zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, subconsciously influences our design choices. Many are currently reflecting on a period of radical change, disruption and uncertainty, from fake news to Brexit, which has shaken...
29
Mar

Creative concrete

by Felton Constructions
While many display homes in the Sydney market still demonstrate the finest of traditional materials, particularly those houses built in a more classical style, home builders NSW report growing interest in the use of concrete in the home designs NSW clients currently favour. According to NSW home builders, concrete has unique benefits that make it an ideal product for today’s market; not least cost effectiveness. One company among the leading duplex builders Sydney had this to say: “So a buyer...
19
Mar
Ask many home builders in NSW what clients are most focused on and the answer currently seems to centre around health and wellbeing; homes that not only feel like luxury resorts, but actually act as antidotes to modern stresses are high on wish lists at the moment, and it’s a sentiment is echoed by global trend watchers. The wide reaching concept of “wellness architecture” is now a thing; already making the rounds in 2017, it is being plugged as one...
23
Jan
As we head into 2018, now is a good time to take a look at a couple of long term future trends for the year and beyond, as demonstrated by the renowned trend hub known as the ‘Theme Park’ at world-leading home textile fair Heimtextil, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany in early January. While this is strictly a textile fair, the trends unveiled at Heimtextil draw inspiration from major lifestyle and demographic movements or ‘megatrends’, which in turn influence...
Following on from our previous post on kitchens, this post looks at a very critical kitchen adjunct. You’d think that bigger is always better in the luxury market, but according to many of the best builders in Sydney, there’s one small room that’s getting a large amount of attention these days; the butler’s pantry. And again, Christmas seems to have caused a spike in already surging interest. Luxury home clients are getting inspired by examples they’ve seen amongst award winning...