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Custom builder Mont Albert

Monday, March 25, 2019
A practical feature for your home is the addition of a gas fire place not only are they stunning but very efficient.
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Dual occupancy builder

Friday, March 22, 2019
With so many older homes available for sale it’s a great opportunity for investors or home owners to make some serious money. The process takes around 8 months in council and the build time is around 10 months.
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​ Home builder St Andrews

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Using a timber lined ceiling in your alfresco can to turn boring into fabulous as pictured here.
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Home builder Kinglake West

Monday, March 18, 2019
There is little better than staring into an open flame and by installing a fire point you can share this experience with family and friends.
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Home builder Wonga Park

Friday, March 15, 2019
Yes large tiles can work in your custom homes bathroom suites and here is the perfect example of large tiles with amazing results.
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Home builder Wattle Glen

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
With so many different combinations and selections with custom cabinetry on offer it’s not difficult to combine the perfect kitchen. Here is an example of a timber and white stone selection with fantastic results.
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Home builder Diamond Creek

Friday, March 08, 2019
We are always looking to create points of difference in our custom home designs and here is a great example of a design with an outdoor garden opening into the master bedroom bathroom suite.
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Home Builder Panton Hill

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
A lovely example of a kitchen with inlay panels and a splashback featuring rustic tiles installed in a brick pattern.
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Home builder Eltham North

Monday, March 04, 2019
Here is a perfect example of a full height tiled bathroom suite with a basic plain tile and the feature tile in the niche only. What a fantastic result.
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Home builder Templestowe Lower

Friday, March 01, 2019
Timber feature ceilings are becoming more popular with our designs lately with outstanding results. These features not only create points of interest but give a feeling of warmth.
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Home builder Kangaroo Ground

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wine sales are through the roof at the moment and its little wonder because Australia produces some of the best wines in the world. So if you like your wine, when you’re having your custom home designed by Berstan Homes get us to design a wine cellar.
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Home builder Templestowe

Monday, February 25, 2019
So many kitchen benches have stone thicknesses of 50 mm or more, here is a perfect example of a 20 mm stone bench top with perfect appealing minimalistic feel.
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Home builder Eaglemont

Friday, February 22, 2019
When designing homes you need to make sure that you have the perfect blend of colours and textures. Here is a perfect example of texture and colour with a mixture of cool concrete floors and the warmth of the timber kitchen bench and stairs combined with a fresh green lawn absolutely brilliant.
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Home Builder Yarrambat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
As Custom Home Builders we are constantly looking for different floor finishes and here’s an example of polished concrete floors.
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Home Builder Warrandyte

Monday, February 18, 2019
Timber flooring is making a comeback and solid timber flooring when installed correctly can make a lovely addition to your home.
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Home builder Heidelberg

Friday, February 15, 2019
With so many flooring options currently available many of our clients are choosing engineered timber floors which come in several widths. Here is a great example of a wide plank option.
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Home builder Kinglake

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Kitchens are the heart of the home so when designing them we always like them to be stunning in finish, here is an example of a stone being used on the under panel for the island bench and another piece over the feature window with amazing results.
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Home builder East Ivanhoe

Monday, February 11, 2019
Kitchen splashbacks are often areas that are left behind with regards to design features. Here is an example of a National tiles Masia style tile creating a rustic charm.
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Home builder Research

Friday, February 08, 2019
Most builders fail to install plaster as per the manufacture’s details. Expansion joints are to be located at 12 metre centres to ceilings and are very seldom installed. By not installing expansion joints this increases the chances of cracking and possible failure and the ceiling falling down.  
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Home Builder Forest Hill

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
A beautiful combination of black and white tiles and tapware that just works perfectly.
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Custom builder Warrandyte

Monday, February 04, 2019
Another knock down rebuild completed with amazing finishes and very happy clients. 39 s/q of entertaining and living spaces with grand sized bedrooms, a customized version of Berstan Homes Beaumont 35.
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Home builder Donvale

Friday, February 01, 2019
Here is a stone feature placed under the gas fire place with fantastic results.  
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Home builder Plenty

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Entry ways to homes are often confined due to the stair location. One way of opening the area up is to install a spine style staircase which gives an extra feeling of space.
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Home builder Kew

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
So many homes have plaster ceilings and they can become a little boring. Why not add something different like a timber ceiling and in this case with an addition of some feature stonework.
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Home builder Viewbank

Friday, January 25, 2019
Many builders use the same tiles throughout the entire home. When you use a small feature tile in a larger area, notice here that the tiles match the bench colour and make the whole area pop .
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​ Home builder Rosanna

Friday, December 21, 2018
Features don’t need to be expensive, why not add a couple of plaster reveals.
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Home builder Heidelberg

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Feature lights are an item that can make a room pop so add a lighting statement to your design.
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Home builder Preston

Monday, December 17, 2018
Staircases are a perfect place for storage and why not build in a custom wine room.
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Custom Builder Kinglake

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

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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