Home office design – setting up a productive and inviting home studio – a home workers perspective

Over the ten years of running a business from home, I have learned some key lessons about good home office design. I started working in a spare bedroom gradually working up to purpose-built granny flat office. The granny flat serving … Continue reading

Posted on May 8, 2013

Evaluating the cost of an extension

Shall I move or extend? How much will my extension cost? Is the cost of an extension going to proportionally increase the value of my home? These are questions most homeowners come up against at some time or another and … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2013

What is Complying Development?

Prior to the introduction of complying development, putting up a standard house through to major commercial development went through the same development approval processes. And it clogged up the system! In the Sydney Metropolitan area, simple new house or home … Continue reading

Posted on April 1, 2013

What are the Benefits of Quality Architectural Design?

Quality residential architecture delivers more than aesthetics, although this is undeniably an important aspect.  Modern architecture increasingly focuses on creating more liveable spaces to enhance the function and comfort of our homes. Architectural design delivers more thermally comfortable homes You … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2013