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Wynnum Traditional House, Flourish Architecture, Designing your forever home

Designing your forever home: it’s all about the details.

As passionate architects, we love paying attention to the small details that create very tangible and beautiful outcomes for our clients. It may be the delicate natural light filtering through a window, the texture and warmth that timber brings to a space, or the way your children love a small nook for reading their favourite book; we believe these nuances are what bring a design to life. The personality of your home relies heavily on the quality of attention paid to these details, and we pride ourselves on finding the intricacies that make your home yours.

The details of your home can vary in terms of importance, cost and feasibility; and a large portion of decision-making during the design process relates to the materials selected for your home. These are informed by the floorplan and layout so all details work together to achieve the best result. This includes everything from the structural materials like concrete, steel, and wood to the finishing materials such as paint, fixtures, and flooring. Each of these elements play a vital role in defining the overall aesthetic and character of your home.

Environment vs materials

When choosing materials, it is essential to consider not only their visual appeal but also their durability, maintenance requirements, environmental impact, and ultimate cost.

Landscape and environmental factors are some of the most important considerations we assess when creating a layout and selecting materials of your home. We work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space, taking into account your local weather and the facing aspect of your site or existing home.

We consider the natural topography, vegetation, and surrounding views to create a harmonious and functional design that complements the site. By integrating your home into the landscape, we can take advantage of natural features such as slopes, trees, sunlight and airflow to create spaces that work best for your lifestyle.

Long-term durability is also an important factor that affects the selection of materials as it determines the lifespan and performance of the structure and its components. A considered choice of durable materials ensures that the house will withstand wear and tear over time, and in turn, reduce maintenance costs for your home.

Budget vs layout

Throughout the design process, we collaborate with you to ensure that all elements of the home align with your vision and lifestyle – and most importantly, your budget.

When we consider the layout, we look at how the design optimises natural light, ventilation, and passive heating and cooling strategies. For instance, correct window placement can help capture sunlight and heat during colder months and help with cross-ventilation and cooling during warmer months. These features improve the liveability of your home while reducing ongoing energy costs.

Ultimately, our goal is to create a beautiful and functional home that stands the test of time while providing a comfortable and enjoyable space to live in for years to come. By thoroughly considering budget and layout in combination with best-practice architecture, we can create a tailored design that reflects your lifestyle.

Materials vs costing

We pride ourselves on our ability to source the best materials for your project. We leverage our network of trusted suppliers to find the ideal materials for your project, ensuring that they are both cost-effective and of the highest quality.

The right combination of materials and layout means you can enjoy the benefits of a well-balanced home with a high-quality living experience – all while keeping to your budget. Maintaining open communication throughout the process, from materials selection to installation, ensures your finished home exceeds expectations.

If our design and architectural process sounds like something you would like when creating your new home or renovating your existing space, we would love to discuss any questions you might have. Get in touch with us today.