When you hear the words coastal home, what do you imagine? Well, you wouldn’t be wrong if you imagined a house by the water, perhaps adorned with nautical-themed decorations like anchors, old rope, and seashells, oh, and don’t forget the piece of driftwood hanging from the staircase or attached to the wall! But what is coastal design, and how can a Bayside custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions help you create the perfect custom coastal home?
If you’ve decided to custom build your home over purchasing existing real estate, it will have been a decision you put an incredible amount of thought into. A custom home is an exciting prospect, full of endless possibilities and opportunities.
However, there are many factors to consider when designing and building a custom home in the Bayside. Working with an award-winning Redlands custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions will simplify and streamline the process. We have been developing and building custom homes in the Redlands area for 20 years, and in that time, we have brought all types of custom home designs to life for our customers which is why we have created these six custom home building tips!
There are so many stylish and functional ways you can create additional storage in your custom-built home that suits your individual taste and style.
Whether you have hundreds of books you want to display, or an abundance of children’s toys you want to be able to tidy away quickly, custom designed storage solutions for your home is something Brisbane’s Bayside Builders, Oceanview Constructions, can help you design and make a reality. Here are some amazing in-built storage ideas to inspire you.
Under the stairs pull out drawers
Rather than losing all that space under your staircase, why not use this hidden storage area to its full potential? Either as a walk-in cupboard that houses your vacuum and mop or pull-out drawers for your shoes and slippers, this is a wonderful use of free space.
Read on to discover the 8 reasons why you’ll LOVE a custom designed home by Oceanview Constructions!
1) Home is the new office
It’s safe to say COVID changed the way most of us worked last year, and as we move through and beyond this pandemic it’s expected working from home will become the new normal. Seventy-five per cent of Australians think their employers will support their work from home plans in the future, so home offices are going to be the next biggest must-have. A custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions can help you design and deliver that dream home office and completely transform the way you feel about going to work!
2) Your home, your floorplan.
Have you ever walked through the perfect coastal home with the most amazing views, but you know the floorplan just will not work for your family? Perhaps it was a bit too small, or the bedrooms were too close to the entertaining space. One of the best things about creating a home with a Custom Baysider Builder like Oceanview Constructions is the total flexibility of designing a floor plan that works for you and your family.
Coastal house design is currently a trending architectural and interior design theme. It offers a combination of casual, laid back styling paired with natural elements like real timber flooring, high ceilings and natural, earthy furnishings. The look really is perfect for the custom-designed coastal home that fits the laid-back lifestyle and the temperate Queensland climate.
However, coastal homes are not one-size-fits-all. Instead, they offer a variety of unique elements that can be adopted into your very own customised home to truly reflect your own distinct tastes.
Read on to discover these 5 charming coastal design styles that we hope, will inspire you in the creation of your very own custom-designed home.
Hamptons Style Home Design
The Hamptons style originally heralds from the American seaside but has been enthusiastically adopted as an Australian home design favourite. This coastal house design aims to seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor living spaces, giving these homes a luxuriously, yet spacious feel.
In designing a Hamptons inspired custom home, we create open-living floor plans with large windows and glass doors to give the space ample natural light. We also create continuity between the indoor and outdoor living spaces by using neutral colour palettes and similar finishes internally and externally.
However, it’s the rustic details that truly set the Hamptons style homes apart- both inside and out. White external cladding, colonial windows, exposed rafters, and hardwood floors are signature elements that make these homes feel quintessentially “Hamptons”. Adding classic fixtures, like pendant lighting, shaker kitchen cupboards and wood detailed staircases really make the Hamptons style home come to life.
Modern Coastal Home Design
If you’re drawn to mid-century design, a modern coastal home might just be for you! This style features crisp, clean lines, soft colours, and basic finishes, giving the home a relaxed, yet sophisticated feel. Modern coastal homes embrace the use of natural materials and textures in their design, creating a neutral backdrop on which to decorate to your heart’s content.
The unique accents that make modern coastal homes stand out are stunning pendant lighting, brass hardware, and fresh white finishes mixed with light, natural woods.
Minimalist Coastal Home Design
Like the Hamptons style, minimalist coastal home design features functional, open plan living. This design embraces simplicity and show-cases coastal views thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. Built to feel spacious and seamless, a minimalist coastal home feels anything but cluttered or stuffy. This style of coastal home might just be your calling if you love the idea of a sleek exterior, an all-white colour scheme, and a simple, open floor plan.
Minimalist interiors may be simplistic, but they can still be architecturally interesting! This coastal house design often uses contrast to create drama by mixing cool white and warm wood finishes with striking concrete features.
Classic Coastal Home Design
Classical coastal home design is the perfect marriage of Hamptons style meets French Riviera. This coastal home design will make you feel like you are holidaying all year-round thanks to its relaxed, beach house style.
The classic coastal home incorporates plenty of mixed wood finishes, natural textures, and nautical design elements to make this coastal home feel distinctly classic. Some beautiful design features of these homes include decorative panelling and elegant French doors.
Luxe Coastal Home Design
Looking for a more glamorous seaside style? Then you can’t go past the Luxe look! Luxe coastal house design really highlights the natural assets that living by the water can bring thanks to the inclusion of expansive floor to ceiling windows. These stylish homes use an abundance of high-end materials and finishes to bring together beachy style with luxury living.
Luxe coastal design stands apart from other coastal homes by incorporating more contemporary elements into their design. Breaking away from the soft neutral colour palette, coastal luxe manages to still feel spacious and airy while playing with deeper, richer colour palettes. You will also see luxurious elements, like marble and gold accents right throughout these homes.
If you’re looking to build a coastal-inspired custom home that fits your unique style, you’ll love working with our award-winning team. With more than 20 years of building Bayside homes, we understand custom coastal design better than anyone!
Contact us today and let’s discuss how we can bring your custom dream home to life.
Building a new home can seem overwhelming to many, however, at Oceanview Constructions, we have simplified the process by creating uniquely designed custom homes that are also Turn-key ready.
Read on to discover our top 4 reasons to make your new custom home, turn-key ready!
1. Less stress
When you build a home, often it involves making all of the decisions incredibly early on which can be a little overwhelming. Building a home really means you will need to be across everything from the initial site excavation to the final inspection. However, when you build with Oceanview Constructions and opt for our turn-key experience, we take care of everything for you. We arrange the logistics so the custom home you want to build runs smoothly. For example, if you want to include epoxy flooring in your garage, we will source the right contractor to create the flooring you’ve been dreaming of. We take the stress out of the process for you. All you’ll need to do is sit back and watch your dream home come to life.
2. Customised homes
One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that all turn-key homes look the same. That’s not the case with us! We have been designing and building custom homes for more than 19 years making us one of the most experienced custom home builders around. From small narrow blocks to large, sloped areas, we create the right type of home to suit your lifestyle and the specifications of your block. This allows your custom home to maximise the natural features of your block making the turn-key experience an entirely unique one.
For example, if you would like a home with a pool, we can help you find the best position on your land that really showcases this customised feature. Plus, with our turn-key experience, we’ll also take care of the entire process for you including the permits, site dig and pool installation!
Whether you’ve outgrown your existing home or you just want to update, you may be wondering if it’s better to renovate or rebuild. This guide will help you understand the benefits of rebuilding a home versus renovating your home and why it’s best to work with a local custom home builder to bring your new dream home to life.
Let’s Compare the Cost
Whenever you take on a home construction project, you should always carefully review the costs associated with it.
You might be surprised to learn that it’s often cheaper to rebuild your home than it is to renovate it. Now, while this may sound counter-intuitive, it really does come down to the type of work that has to be done. Similarly, since you already own the land, you only need to finance the cost of the new construction.
If you plan to complete an extensive renovation that involves structural changes and a major demolition, you are almost always better off starting from scratch. It can be extremely expensive to complete these invasive projects on an existing home, and you run the risk of discovering more issues when construction begins.
By rebuilding your home entirely, you know exactly what you’re getting in to and will not be surprised by any expenses relating to the structure of the house.
Other costs to consider include expenses that you will likely incur in the future. For example, every construction element in your custom home is new. Whereas, when you renovate, existing infrastructure may be used to build from, however, there are no guarantees that this will not need to be replaced sometime in the future.
Think about it this way – when you work with a custom home builder, you’re making sure that your new home is less susceptible to things like termites and that it’s more energy-efficient, so you’re essentially reducing your long-term costs as well.
Exploring Customisation Options
Another thing to consider as you decide whether to renovate or rebuild is what customisation options you have available.
Although you get to choose what your overall renovation will look like, your customisation options are limited depending on the layout and design of the existing home.
On the other hand, when you choose to rebuild you have complete flexibility to design the home exactly as you want. You don’t have to compromise on anything since you get to choose the floor plan, colour scheme, fittings, fixtures, and more!
Rebuilding gives you the chance to make room for that new pool or re-plan the house to suit the block. The best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice your current location to get your dream home – no need to change your children’s schools or add to your daily commute!
Are you interested in learning more about what a custom home builder is? If so, this article is for you! Keep reading to learn more about how custom home builders are different and, the benefits of working with a company like Oceanview Constructions.
Understanding Custom Home Builders
Rather than building hundreds of cookie-cutter houses at one time, a custom builder works with you to design everything from the floor plan to the façade and fixtures. Essentially the home is customised to your wants, needs and budget.
Custom builders are flexible because their goal is to build a one-of-a-kind home, not sell you an existing package or pre-set layout.
How Are They Different?
So, how is a Brisbane custom builder different from a traditional volume home builder?
The key is they are less focused on quantity and more focused on quality. Custom home builders provide a personalised approach to meet your unique needs. Because of this, they take on fewer projects per year so they can offer exceptional service, creating quality homes that no one else has.
However, volume home builder generally have a one size fits all approach offering you a limited choice of inclusions, features and floor plans. For example, a volume builder will guide you through a selection of their inclusion packages, which all cater specifically to different budgets. Whilst you may have the chance to personalise your home somewhat, the features will largely be mass-produced.
Generally, these builders are a cheaper option, offering mostly stock standard homes. Customisation is limited and can be quite expensive in the long run.
Are you dreaming of building a custom home? Given any thought to the type of bathroom you want? Read on to learn more about the bathroom design trends forecasted for 2021 and how you can incorporate them into your very own custom home!
A fast-growing custom home trend is wall-mounted vanities. This type of vanity not only provides you with a functional space that looks luxurious but also makes your bathroom look larger. Without the traditional legs taking up space, your custom bathroom appears spacious and modern. It’s also easier to clean as it allows you access to the entire under bench floor space.
There are a wide variety of styles and sizes to suit your bathroom design and budget, so you can mix and match sinks and tapware with cabinets and drawers to create the perfect bathroom.
Depending on the size of your bathroom, you may even opt for two separate wall-mounted vanities!
Choose a Freestanding Tub
Freestanding tubs are another major bathroom design trend forecasted for 2021. Tubs have always been a bathroom staple, but the global pandemic has led homeowners to emphasize self-care and the need for a space in the home where you can relax.
Built-in tubs can take up a lot of space and may not always be the most functional. But freestanding baths offer the benefit of having a tub without taking up your entire bathroom.
Part of the latest custom bathroom trend also involves experimenting with colours besides the traditional white tub – a black freestanding bath may be just what your bathroom needs to come to life!
The work from home trend is currently sweeping the nation, and as a result, you may have found that it is time to upgrade your home office. Here are top tips for home office ideas as we move into 2021.
The Minimalist Theme
If you’re working with a limited amount of space, the minimalist theme may be a good option for you. This popular trend is centred around small home offices that focus on a sleek, clean look. Using a bright white colour palette with some strategically placed accents of colour you can create the appearance of a larger space. Consider a white custom-built desktop that is either mounted on the wall without legs or has a very sleek finish to minimise the amount of space the desk takes up. Keeping your desk area clean is important to maintain a minimalist look, so make sure that you have some functional custom-built storage. The minimalist theme also relies on functionality. Shelving will allow you to make the most out of your space. You want the furniture in your office to always serve a purpose!
Bright, Open Space
Bright open space is another theme we’re seeing as we move into 2021. Large windows without curtains help to create an open space that will help boost productivity. If your windows face the sun, incorporate some blinds or plantation shutters that can take away some of the harshnesses but still allow enough sunlight to come in. Natural lighting also helps make your home office space look larger. similarly, the natural sunlight will accentuate any furniture with expressive textures – like solid wood to create a unique look.