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Narrow Wellington section? No problem

Anyone with a keen interest in the property market knows that finding a decent-sized plot of land is difficult… to say the least. Consequently, local Wellingtonians may have noticed the rise in popularity of smaller homes on narrow sections. Building on a narrow section can be difficult but, it's definitely possible with correct planning and [...]

2021-03-26T10:17:39+13:00March 12th, 2021|

Summer series: Wellington open plan kitchen design 

An open plan kitchen is an entertainer’s dream. Perfect for house parties or casual catch ups with friends, a spacious, free-flowing kitchen is the perfect feature for the family that tends to get a lot of guests over the holidays. So, with summer on the horizon, we thought now would be the perfect time to [...]

2020-10-05T16:29:54+13:00September 20th, 2020|

Summer series: Wellington deck design 

They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, but we might go a step further and add this little tweak: you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, appreciated from the comfort sunny comfort of your own beautiful deck. That’s right, a deck, the perfect spot for basking in Wellington’s best ‘good days’ [...]

2020-09-16T00:06:56+12:00September 16th, 2020|

Expanding your storage with a Wellington architectural designer 

Inspired by life-hack YouTube videos and the Tiny House Movement, homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in custom storage solutions for their Wellington house designs. With hundreds of cool configurations available for fitting extra storage into your abode, we thought we’d take a moment to talk you through our process for designing your Wellington house renovations, [...]

2020-09-01T01:35:53+12:00August 25th, 2020|

Wellington renovation for a growing family with big dreams

With a growing family comes an exciting, yet oftentimes intimidating, need for more space. Space for the kids to stretch their legs and burn off some steam, and space for parents to retreat, relax and recoup after a hard week’s worth of...well, life!  Establishing the ultimate family home is a highly personal and somewhat intimidating [...]

2020-08-20T01:15:10+12:00August 20th, 2020|

Benefits of a pitched roof (Part 2)

Thermal efficiency and energy saving  Pitched roofs provide your home with excellent thermal mass. Wellington house designs featuring pitched roofs are generally more compact than those with flat roofs, limiting the size and surface (or amount) of your home exposed to the elements. With a smaller building envelope, pitched roofs will maintain a comfortable temperature [...]

2020-07-27T18:07:36+12:00July 29th, 2020|

Advantages of Pitched Roof (Part 1)

Followings are the advantages of the pitched roof:  Taking a tour through our architecture portfolio will certainly reveal an impressive array of tall, triangle-shaped roof designs. This particular architectural feature is called a “pitched roof”, a style of roof that has been prominent in house designs for centuries. Pitched roofs are attractive and impressive, standing [...]

2020-07-27T17:59:43+12:00July 27th, 2020|

Ready for retirement? Downsize your Wellington dream home

  Less mortgage, more retirement The number one reason why folks look to downsize in their twilight years is financial freedom. Many come to terms with the fact that the large family home, while spacious and full of special memories, is unfortunately far too exhausting for any elderly person to upkeep. There are staircases to [...]

2020-07-27T18:16:26+12:00June 15th, 2020|

Building your first homein Wellington? Start here

First home? We’re ready for you. Our talented Wellington draughtsmen are ready and able, standing by to greet you and set aside time to dream up your ideal first home. Designing your first home from scratch is a significant step for anyone, and we’re here to make it just a bit less daunting in today’s [...]

2020-05-28T01:52:03+12:00May 28th, 2020|
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