Design and decoration

New home facades

Mark Bryson - Thursday, February 05, 2015

 

Many new home builders are not designing facades unique in style and many are starting to look the same. The over use of stack stone on new homes springs to mind another 3 small vertical windows. 

 
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Timber window frames

Mark Bryson - Thursday, January 29, 2015

Timber window frames are not used very often in the housing industry with aluminium taking over for various reasons.

Initial costs of the aluminium framed windows is less and no need for painting or staining. We now use very few timber framed windows on our projects with the odd exception. However we do tend to use timber framed windows for our front facade details for a sense of warmth and blending with the timber look panel lift garage doors.  
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Sloping home sites are great

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
There are many reasons you should consider a sloping home site in lieu of a level home site.  
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The Stockton26 by Berstan Homes

Mark Bryson - Monday, January 19, 2015


Our Stockton26 design will be your family's perfect home featuring a captivating design offering both class usability.

The centre piece of the home is the grand kitchen situated in the middle of the home for easy access to the dining, living and alfresco zones. Behind the kitchen is a large butler's pantry with plenty of light and storage in mind. A study nook has been included in an area well viewed from the kitchen, living and alfresco dining areas for parental support.
 
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Astoria45 by Berstan Homes

Mark Bryson - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Astoria45 is an architectural designed home with all the features you would expect from a luxury adobe. 



Spacious living areas are common and five large bedrooms all complete with walk in robes. A home theatre is also of great size for entertaining and those nights in. The entrance is also impressive featuring a 1200mm front door with side light and a hallway width of 2 meters.  
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New home designs fight bullying

Mark Bryson - Monday, December 29, 2014

A feature we are asked more about lately is an inclusion of a study nook close to the living areas for monitoring purposes. With so much internet bullying going on and inappropriate web sites available concerned parents are opting for a proactive stance by being within easy distance of the computer use area. Our designers are aware of these issues and we design home study nooks with this in mind,  
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Spanish style and flare

Mark Bryson - Thursday, November 27, 2014



Berstan Homes is currently introducing a new range of bricks to their selection, the La Paloma by Brickworks.  
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Flooring in our investors properties

Mark Bryson - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Flooring in an investment property is often overlooked by the purchaser, this is even a large cost to replace the flooring when the rental period is up. We always suggest the use of tiles to all main areas and carpet to the bedrooms. Reason being if you install timber flooring the chance of it needing replacement are far greater with timber than tiled floors.  
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Maximum space with design

Mark Bryson - Sunday, November 16, 2014

With the pressure of rising costs on land development, developers have little choice but to reduce the size of the lots bought to the new home buyers’ market. Increasing the need for innovative design from new home builders to maximize usable space. 
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Designing your new home

Mark Bryson - Thursday, November 06, 2014

Why wouldn't anyone want to help in the design of their new home? 
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