Byron Bay Beach StudioBeach Style Exterior, Sydney
Ann - Louise Buck
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Am I restricted to a standard design?There are many options, enabling a unique building and a harmonious match with existing house style. “We have a range of designs for inspiration, but most clients want to make changes and no two blocks of land are the same,” Janssen says. You can personalise colours and finishes and some companies employ an interior designer to assist.Choosing an exterior paint palette for Australian homes
Try to avoid the situation of builders verbally agreeing to items of detail; it’s much better to have it documented instead.PRO TIP: The floor plan is the drawing that is most relied upon and most looked at by suppliers and tradies. This is therefore the best place to include notation that is important to completing the project.How to read your architect’s plans
The clients asked Davis to design a flexible space which could be used for entertaining, accommodation, art and parties. They also wanted to ensure it was in keeping with the style of the main house, so that their property maintained an aesthetic flow.
Add a verandahWhen designing a granny flat, make sure it doesn’t feel closed in or claustrophobic. An easy solution is to add a patio or verandah. This works a treat when it comes to council regulations – while many councils have a 60-square-metre rule for the granny flat for a quick approval, this doesn’t include the dimensions of the verandah itself. Check with your council to find out all the regulation rules.