Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Dual Occupancies are really getting to be the norm and ways to create space are always sort. One way I like to add some much needed space is to add
glazed doors to the kitchen cabinets which give an extra space feel.read more
Monday, September 17, 2018
Everyone’s looking for more storage and a great design idea is to have full height wardrobes.read more
Friday, September 14, 2018
Yes you can build a home by the side of a pool, all you need are some bore piers or screw piles for support.read more
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Small tiles making a big statement!
Yes a mixture of black and white tiles laid in a brick pattern is becoming popular.read more
Monday, September 10, 2018
Storage you never have enough, why not get us to design some custom cabinetry in your bedroom spaces.
This creates a large amount of storage and takes up little space.
Friday, September 07, 2018
From a design point of view nearly all our clients are asking for an alfresco to be incorporated into their new home. Most alfresco are built with tiled
or timber decking or possible stone on the floors all of which look stunning.
However so many homes you see have cement sheet to their alfresco ceilings and this is a really cheap looking option. A better option is to install timber
to the ceiling and wow what a great finish youread more
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
With so many people working from home with their chosen professions you really need a well-designed work space. By using a corner window in the design
this enables a great outdoor look that never fails to inspire.read more
Monday, September 03, 2018
Where better to add a feature than in your living room.
A grand stone clad fire place adds earthy warmth and character.
Friday, August 31, 2018
When designing your new home and you are looking for some cold looking elements, blacks and white, you can easily warm the room by using timber.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
There are many options with regards to flooring for your alfresco. A fabulous option is Sandstone and wow what a result!read more
Monday, August 27, 2018
When designing our custom homes we like to design points of interest in the home.
A subtle ceiling bulkhead combined with French doors creates a great combination.read more
Friday, August 24, 2018
With so many light options available for kitchen island benches, some of our clients are choosing feature strip lights with great results.read more
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Yarra Valley is probably one of the best keep secrets in Victoria with panoramic views to the mountains, the wineries and the perfect area to build
your new home.read more
Monday, August 20, 2018
The Kitchen is an area that’s used nearly all day long and lighting is just one item that requires careful planning.
Strip lighting along the underside of your cabinets can be a real useful feature.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Getting the run around with your builder? First spoke to sales consultant one, then you got passed over to consultant two, then he couldn’t help so you
were then transferred to consultant three who still couldn’t work out what you wanted to know, so it was off to consultant four!
By the end of this process you had lost 6 weeks and your patience. Save all the headaches, just come and talk to Berstan Homes, where you will talk directlyread more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Kitchen splashbacks are an area that you have several options, tiles, glass or stone. Here is a stone splashback that’s not over powering and very easy
to clean.read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Berstan homes have just completed a luxury manor home in Doncaster. The house has been showcased on the TV show 'Open Homes Australia'. Watch the clip above to take a walk through this beautiful big home.
Monday, August 13, 2018
When designing a custom home it’s easy to add in a little extra like your own cellar, one great area for cellars is in the basement.read more
Friday, August 10, 2018
By designing a kitchen with a slim line window, it not only allows light in but lets the garden view into your home.read more
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The best part on designing your new home is you can have a feature that is not available in standard homes. The home design in the photo shows an eye catching
perimeter bulkhead with slot registers for the air conditioning.read more
Monday, August 06, 2018
Looking for space in your home, let us design your bedroom robe cabinets to be full height.read more
Monday, August 06, 2018
Over the years I have heard and answered thousands of questions regarding knockdown rebuilds in Melbourne. I have compiled some of the common questions
asked for anyone contemplating doing a knockdown rebuild.
What the first step is? A feature survey and soil test is a great start because this will give the builder and designer a great in site into your lands
fall (slope) and soil type for structural engineering purposes.
What would it cost? It would depend on theread more
Friday, August 03, 2018
Do you want a safe home in Melbourne, then buy a dog! It’s the best way to protect you and your family.read more
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Get some stone in your home! It gives you a great look and definitely a point of interest. We recently used Mount Gambier stone on a project and the client
was so amazed by the fossils that we found in the stone.read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ambassador stone have some amazing choices of stone. Here is an example of the Calacatta selection.
Notice how the grain in the stone has been wrapped around the water fall ends.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Designing bathrooms are changing from the usual shower area and seperate bath. We are now combining the areas so they whole space becomes a wet area zone.read more
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
We are currently installing plenty of shaving cabinets and the cost for the extra space is reasonable. A double cabinet installed is around $990.read more
Monday, July 23, 2018
Another demolition is now underway at one of our Doncaster sites. The old home will be making way for a pair of 34s/q high end custom designed homes.read more
Friday, July 20, 2018
Instead of just having LED downlights everywhere, why not add some feature lights for a better look and feel in your room.read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Storage, storage, storage. You never have enough storage, so where can you get extra storage?
Most kitchens have their cabinets up to 2 metres high so why not have full height cabinets you will be pleasantly surprised how much extra space and storage
you will find.read more