Outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces are very popular in Australia and we emphasise their potential as not only do they create convivial and welcoming living spaces, but also add value to your home. See below some different types of outdoor spaces for you to consider for your future home. Porches These are considered transitioning spaces, connecting your [...]

Design ideas for your deck

Including a deck in your home is the perfect option to extend your living area and get a hint of the outdoors. Here are some design ideas you may like to incorporate. All-in-built deck Play with levels by adding some built-in-benches, planter boxes and steps with the same clad material of the deck. Levelling the [...]

Tips to add character to your home

From storage ideas to materials, get inspired by some of the tips we share with you to enhance the character in your home. Clever storage: utilise the “dead space”, such as, the often omitted space between the top of furniture and the room’s ceiling or you can fit ample storages under the stairs. Wall: use [...]

Tips to pick the optimal block of land

As you search your perfect patch of land, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not always as clear-cut as it seems. Location, size and shape are critical, but there are also many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. The following tips compiled by our building designer are some of [...]

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Renovations: what to do and not do to add value

If you have an upcoming renovation project and want to increase the value of your property, read below the 5 best things to do and what to avoid. Doing an extension is definitely a good way to add value, although, it can be turned into a nightmare if it’s not handled well. Before you delve [...]

10 tips for your pool design

You are thinking of putting a pool at the back of your block before summer but can’t decide on the type of pool. Here are some ideas to guide you. Read also What to consider before putting in a pool? for more information about the whole process. Kids: if you have kids, keep them in mind [...]

Top 5 kitchen design tips

Kitchens are the heart of a home! This is the reason why this area needs to be highly functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Our building designer team from Green Start Design have selected 5 practical tips you need to consider when designing your new kitchen. Lighting Either you are up early for breakfast with [...]

Tips to consider when designing your granny flat

Do you have an empty space in your backyard? Have you considered putting in a granny flat? A granny flat can be used as a home for a family member, a home office, play room or can even be rented out. Here are some ideas and tips to consider before you begin the design of [...]

The top 5 elements to consider in your new kitchen

Our building designers from Green Start Design have selected the 5 major practical elements to think about when designing your kitchen. Storage Every nook and spare space, even with a funny shape, can be used to store pots, pans, and appliances that would more likely clutter up on the bench and get dusty. ⇒ CONTACT ⇐ our building [...]

Our design tips to maximise space

It is always a great idea to look for ways to make your small spaces feel larger or to find ways to fit storage in unexpected places for efficient use. Our building designers at Green Start Design share their best tips to enhance and maximise the spaces of your home: Multi-functionality With a hint of [...]