At Adenbrook Homes we call our Knockdown Rebuilds, Knockdown Dream Builds. Why Dream Build?
Well, with a renovation you are constrained in what you can achieve, there could be service point issues, load bearing structures to contend with and the layout you can achieve just might not meet your lifestyle.
Another option might be selling up and relocating to a new estate but with a shortage of registered land this is getting harder. If you sell, you still have to buy and the market is hot!
Did you know that the average house price increased by more than 25% year on year in Australia during 2021, and now sits at more than $1M?
However, it’s not all bad news because the increase in equity you’ve built up in your property might make now the best time to create your dream home, on your existing land.
Learn more about the simple process involved for a knockdown dream build of your own by downloading the Autumn Edition Be Inspired magazine.
Imagine a Wiser Smart Home solution that puts you in control. We have smart phones, smart TVs and several other different devices that are incorporated into streamlining our lives. Now you can have a whole home environment amalgamated with smart devices to not only make your life simpler, easier, and more adaptable, but to even reduce your energy consumption.
Imagine how effortless life could be in a smart home. You could be in control of so many different aspects of your home from temperature to the lighting and energy use with just a few taps on your smartphone. Better yet just use a few simple terms on your voice assistant. The comfort of automating everything to be just the way you prefer it can even give you a sense of security knowing that you never have to worry about whether you’ve locked the door or turned off that appliance. Being in control of items that often are left on for extended periods of time means you’re able to live a more environmentally sensitive and economical lifestyle without too much effort.
Reimagine how you live with a Clipsal Wiser Smart Home Solution. It’s designed to be suitable for any home, whether it’s a new build or existing home, and is easy to use for all technical skill levels. You can simply manage your lighting, blinds, shutters, split system aircon, appliances and more via the Wiser App.
Download the Autumn Edition of the Be Inspired magazine to learn more about how you can make your new home a smart home.
A feature wall, or accent wall, first became popular in the early 2000’s. Gone are the days of the old suede effects but the creative accent wall is making a big comeback with many more interesting textures and designs. Going onto our third year of enduring this pandemic families are spending more time in their own homes which has motivated them to create unique spaces they can enjoy.
A simple way to do this is to pick a suitable wall in one of your living spaces and make it a feature. An accent wall gives a room character and can be a positive influence on mindset and mood. If you don’t have an accent wall yet we’ll show you some beautiful and interesting ways you can add colour and texture to your home and maybe even have a crack at creating something on your own.
Even if you think you don’t have a wall suitable to make a feature, stay tuned because you’d be surprised what sizes and positions of surfaces can make wonderful accent walls.
Download the Be Inspired Autumn Edition to learn about the tips and tricks of creating an amazing feature wall.
Rich, bold and moody hues of Dulux Discretion and Murray Red paired with natural tones to warm interiors. As the weather cools and we return to living and entertaining indoors, our interiors will play a crucial role in enriching the senses and providing comfort and connection in the home. The Flourish palette – one of three colour palettes from the 2022 Dulux Colour Forecast – harmoniously blends the warm, natural shades of Dulux Basic Coral and White Dune Quarter with the bold, rich tones of Dulux Murray Red and Discretion, to create a welcoming and comforting space where people can relax and retreat to over the cooler autumn months.
Autumn colour tips from Dulux’s Colour Expert: Andrea Lucena-Orr
Autumn palettes tend to consist of warm hues – both neutral and rich tones – and you can layer beautiful variations of these colours to add depth to your space.
• Consider the intent of the space: softer warm hues of pinks and earthy reds can create a light and cosy atmosphere whilst selecting the deeper hues of blues and greens can create a calm and moody space.
• Ensure you love the colour(s) before you make your final decision. As we know, colours can differ greatly due to lighting and surrounding colour, so make sure you sample your colours before you commit to a purchase.
• If you want to replicate the Flourish palette, I recommend testing a couple of key colours you initially gravitated towards and leave them up on your walls for 2-3 days to ensure the colour(s) work in your space and under different lighting conditions, both natural and artificial. You can also add some other colours from the palette for furnishings and décor items.
• For an autumnal bedroom look, bring more depth into the scheme by adding the gorgeous Dulux Murray Red to your bedroom walls with Clay Pipe Half and Discretion tones as inspiration for your bedlinen.
IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX AUTUMN FORECAST 2022 – FLOURISH PALETTE DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: DULUX WHITE DUNE QUARTER, DULUX CLAY PIPE HALF
ARTWORK CREDIT: ‘CONNOR IVEC C’ BY ELSBETH SHAW VIA STUDOI GALLERY
TOP IMAGE- IMAGE CREDIT: DULUX AUTUMN FORECAST 2022 – FLOURISH PALETTE DULUX COLOUR FORECASTER & STYLIST: BREE LEECH
PHOTOGRAPHER: LISA COHEN
COLOUR: DULUX WHITE DUNE QUARTER CEILING, DULUX BASIC CORAL CABINETS,
DULUX MURRAY RED ACCENT FEATURE WALL, DULUX RED TERRA SIDE TABLE
ARTWORK CREDIT: (SMALL) ‘CLAY BIRD’ PRINT BY STACEY REES VIA MODERN TIMES. (LARGE) ‘2021 SERPENT SERIES’ BY BARBARA KITTALLIDES
Read more about Dulux’s autumn trend predictions in the latest edition of Be Inspired magazine.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the norms of life beyond anything we could have imagined. For many, spending time at home has caused a re-evaluation of their surroundings and their living spaces, resulting in major renovations, new paint, and updated décor. As we spend more time at home, we want to create spaces that connect with nature and boost our well-being, and one way to do this is bring the indoors out and vice versa. Designed and styled correctly, your outdoor space could become the most treasured room of your home. The alfresco area is now a room of necessity.
Over the last decade or so, the typical Australian alfresco area has morphed from the simple round barbeque and fold-out seating on the lawn, to the next level of cosy outdoor lounges, full dining areas and outdoor kitchens for budding chefs. Some now include wood fired pizza ovens, gourmet smokers and state of the art, multifunction barbeques. We are now prioritising our entertaining areas and utilising seamless looks to create flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces. People are pushing for less garden and larger decking or floored spaces for multipurpose uses such as exercise, yoga or reading nooks. A multifaceted alfresco space is now a requirement and not a luxury.
Read more and find out what’s trending in Alfresco Living in the latest issue of Be Inspired.
When it comes to your home, the rooms that you spend the most time in deserve a little extra attention to detail and planning. This ensures that you are optimising the functionality of your space and more importantly, focusing on enjoying a seamless flow perfect for everyday living within your home.
Once you’ve decided on a floorplan that works for you and your loved ones, the next step is to decide on the ‘look’ of your new home. With so many options available, from flooring to paint colours and cabinetry finishes, this task is understandably overwhelming for some.
Rest assured, our specialist colour consultants are experts in their field and here to help you every step of the way. To help you prepare for your appointment, we have a few additional tips and tricks to make your experience an enjoyable one and leave you confident and excited about your choices.
Pinterest – the digital version of scrapbooking and mood boards. Even if you’re unsure of what your “style” is, once you start exploring what “pinning” is all about, you’ll start to see an emerging theme of what you like within your collection. Bringing your collection along with you to your appointment will assist your colour consultant with interpreting your desired outcome and allow them to offer tailored solutions within your budget while adding some personal touches to really make your brand new home your own. (Beware, Pinterest addiction is a real thing!)
I SAW IT ON THE GRAM
Another great resource for drawing inspiration from is Instagram (IG). You can ‘save’ images in your profile within albums to refer back to later and even add to your Pinterest. IG is great because not only are there loads of images to inspire you but product descriptions are readily available and even link to where to purchase items like furniture and styling pieces so that when you are finished your build, you can easily get started on decorating and projecting your personality into your home.
DON’T OVERTHINK IT!
It can be difficult not to get distracted by the huge array of selections available at your design consultation but sticking to your first instincts will help move things along. You will be surprised as how much can be achieved using the standard available range by mixing textures or tile patterns to optimise your desired look. Starting with a neutral palette will allow you to ‘layer’ and have the ability to change your decor over time as you get comfortable and settle in to your new home.
HOW WILL YOU USE THE SPACE?
It is beneficial to have a chat with your colour consultant about how you will be using certain spaces of your home. Maybe you would like to set up one of the spare rooms as a home office or a media room as a consulting area for your home business? Discussing these items early on will give you the opportunity to plan ahead and utilise those areas to their full potential so that you’re not left wishing you could go back in time. Perhaps you require extra cabinetry for those areas, a bigger window or some detailed panelling? No matter how small or insignificant you think your question may be, our team are happy to listen and ensure that your home works for you and your needs.
SPLURGE OR SAVE?
While you can achieve a stunning look just by using the builder’s range of options, some may feel they want to add a little extra luxe to their home. This could be in the form of tapware for example, maybe you love matte black or brushed brass instead of chrome? Or maybe you have been dreaming of a freestanding bath. These are items to also factor in to your budget and conversation during your appointment. Upgrading items such as benchtops to stone or including an outdoor kitchen will save you not only time and money in the long run, it will also save you the hassle of organising your own trades and quotes later down the track, leaving you to simply sit back and enjoy your beautiful new home.
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As the old saying goes, a change is as good as a holiday, and this couldn’t ring more true than in recent times. With an increase in the cost of living in major cities, people are actively searching to move to locations that they feel will improve their lifestyle and overall happiness.
Over the past 15 years there has been an internal migration in Australia to regional areas, and nearly 80% of them are under 50^. Many of these moves are still within close proximity to major cities so there is access to extended family and specialist services.
Families and couples make the move for different reasons but central to their reasoning is the yearning for a slower pace and better quality of life.
With property prices in Sydney and Melbourne growing at double digit rates and the rest of Australia experiencing strong growth year on year, a global pandemic failed to put on the brakes.
Research points to a number of reasons why property prices keep on going up but low interest rates, population increases, and international investors have all contributed to capital city house price growth in the last decade.
The move to a regional area or outer suburb has become a lot more attractive during the pandemic due to the ability to work remotely both form a technical and company policy perspective, helped by the increase in infrastructure in outer areas which is making it easier to live there.
Our local builders in almost all areas have experienced an increase in demand, with a lot of enquiries coming from people wanting to escape the inner-city suburbs and move into a new home in a local community, giving themselves a better lifestyle.
In Victoria, the south-eastern region of Casey is one of the fastest growing in Victoria due to its great accessibility, affordability and open spaces.
In Sydney a move to outer areas is in demand because you get more for your money, there are new shopping centres, schools and transport infrastructure is getting better with each new region that opens up.
The sea and tree change areas extending from the NSW central coast right up the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane continues to be very attractive to southern state residents. Areas around Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast have all proven very popular.