Category Archives: Building a House

Contemporary coastal house Sawtell NSW
By July 30, 2021

In Part 1 of this blog series on Building a new house we covered all the tips and tricks you need to know for buying land, and in Part 2 we looked at the construction team you need and how to find them. In this third blog, we cover off what an Interior Designer can


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Selecting tiles with client
By July 15, 2021

So now you’ve bought land and you’re ready to build your new home. Where do you start? To help achieve your desired outcome and enjoy the journey of building a new house, choosing the right professionals and trades is critical. Before we get into more detail about each profession or trade you will need to


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Buying land for building a new house
By July 2, 2021

Finding that special piece of land to buy In Australia it’s called a block of land, in New Zealand it’s known as a section of land. Whatever the name, it’s the land we purchase to build our special place to live in. Where we build our new home. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing


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Exterior Clarendon Project Home
By June 18, 2021

One common misconception we hear is that when building a Project Home, everything is ‘done’. There’s a feeling that all the design decisions are taken care of, so you don’t need to worry about them. The reality however is far from true! Whilst some of these elements are predetermined, there is still huge room for


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By October 16, 2020

Thinking about buying or having built a residential investment property? When it comes to building or fitting out a residential investment property, it’s tempting to think that throwing a few dollars at it to give it a superficial ‘makeover’ is the way to go. What does it matter anyway, you say, everyone knows it will get


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Kitchen colours and finishes for Wodonga investment property
By July 10, 2020

In our first blog Building a Residential Investment Property we touched on the benefits of engaging a professional Interior Designer to make the selections for building your investment property, and specifically looked at the exterior specifications for the finishes and colours. So how are things going with the build of our client’s residential investment property in


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Residential investment property build in Wodonga, Victoria
By June 19, 2020

We often think that if we rent out a residential investment property there’s every chance it will be trashed or at the very least, not looked after as well as we would like. We think we should keep costs to a minimum in our refurbishment, renovation or new build. There’s a school of thought that


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By November 11, 2016

Last week we covered what happens at that first consultation between the Interior Designer and the client, establishing the Brief. We also looked at a quick summary of the next stage in the design process, the Concept, and here we’ll go into much more detail. What is a concept and why is it important? Good


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I For Style at work
By November 4, 2016

Our passion at I For Style is designing timeless, quality interiors that reflect our clients’ interests, passions, values, and what’s important to them. We get a lot of questions about what an Interior Designer does, so over the next few weeks we’ll be explaining the Interior Design process for larger projects and how that process unfolds. This week


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