Design and decoration

Custom Builder Kinglake

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A client came to me last month with a design issue on their custom built home plans.

After working with an architect and builder for 12+ months the builders quote came in $600k over budget, yes that’s right, $600k over.

After looking over the proposed building I notice many areas that were poorly designed and where cost savings could be made.

We were able to significantly reduce the cost and the construction with Berstan will start soon.
 
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Custom Builder Rosanna

Mark Bryson - Monday, December 10, 2018

Your kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time and they can become a little boring.

I like to add a bit of character with colours and if you don’t like colours why not have our design team add a bulkhead to the ceiling.
 
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Custom Builder Heidelberg

Mark Bryson - Friday, December 07, 2018

How to make you’re your bedroom a little more appealing? I always like to add a couple of pendants lights to the master bedroom design. 
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Custom Builder Preston

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Using dark colours in the kitchen can be difficult, I suggest using a lighter colour splash back that will tone down the darker colours and bring a sense of harmony between the elements. 
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Custom builder East Ivanhoe

Mark Bryson - Friday, November 30, 2018

Like your wine? Berstan Homes can design and build you a custom wine cellar in your new custom home.

 
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Custom builder Blackburn

Mark Bryson - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Looking for a point of interest in your kitchen? Why not use a barn style door on your pantry, they add an interesting feel. 
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Custom Builder Glen Waverley

Mark Bryson - Monday, November 26, 2018

With home styling changing over the years there is one style that is always in vogue and that’s Hamptons.

Here is a great example of dado panelling, timber flooring and a grey kitchen combining for a great Hamptons feel.
 
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Custom Builder Rosanna

Mark Bryson - Friday, November 23, 2018

Mixing stone look tiles with timber shelving to a bathroom with outstanding results.

By mixing the rugged look of the stone and the softened feel of timber combines perfectly.
 
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Custom Builder Warranwood

Mark Bryson - Monday, November 19, 2018

Creating features within your home design is often a challenge. One way to create an interesting feature is to incorporate plaster reveals.

The reveals create a feeling of space and are relatively inexpensive to design and install.
 
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​ Custom Builder Carnegie

Mark Bryson - Friday, November 16, 2018

A great way to create interest in your home is to include a stone feature and a great area for the stonework is to surround your fire place.

Depending on the stone chosen this can add value and a lovely earthy feel.
 
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