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Perth Western Suburbs - All you need to know!

October 29, 2018

Looking to build your new home in one of Perth's western suburbs but not sure which is the right area for you? With so much history and culture to take in, you can be sure you'll find something that speaks to your needs. From Cottesloe, known for it's relaxed, beach-side atmosphere to Mosman Park, located on the northern bank of the Swan River to Shenton park, an attractive destination for professionals and families alik...

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Top 3 Biggest Interior Design Trends for 2019

July 16, 2018

As the years pass by, so do design trends. Maybe you’ve lived in your house for years and it’s finally time for an upgrade. There’s so much to think about before designing your home that it’s hard to even figure out where to start. Each new year delivers an exciting array of interior design trends to be incorporated into the home. Designers are already talking about the home decor trends for 2019. We round up the key 20...

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Designing a New Kitchen

March 13, 2018

The kitchen is the heart of every home.  We spend more active time in our kitchens than almost any other room in the house, and these days so many kitchens are connected to open-plan living spaces. There are a lot of factors to consider when building a new home and designing a functional kitchen. When it comes to renovating a kitchen, many of us worry too much about the aesthetic, and not enough about the functionality. From the placeme...

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Top 100 Interior Design Bloggers

February 01, 2018

  Whether you're building a new single storey or two storey home, the interior design elements can make or break the whole project. We understand how important the design is, and also how challenging that piece of the puzzle can be. That's why we've gone ahead and sorted through hundreds of interior design blogs and compiled our list of the Top 100; the best of the best. No matter what it is ...

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Client Home: Fortunate Family in Mt Hawthorn

July 11, 2017

Chris and Angie Kings-Lynne are a married couple who set out to find a new family home for themselves and their two young girls, Mila (4) and Sienna (1). Building their home was something they had never seriously considered, so it is quite a surprise that they are now the proud owners of a beautiful brand new home in Mount Hawthorn. “We wanted to buy a family home in Mount Hawthorn due to the community feel and concentration of yo...

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Lucky 13 For The Langtons

February 15, 2017

Having built an incredible 12 homes in recent years, real estate agent, Craig Langton and wife Annette knew exactly what they wanted to achieve when the time came to plan their new family home in the picturesque riverside suburb of Attadale. “I think there is a real gap in the market for high quality single storey homes in blue chip suburbs,” said Craig, who runs his real estate business from his home office. “Most new con...

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2016 HIA Project Home Of The Year

November 02, 2016

The 2016 Perth HIA Awards were held on 29th October and Novus Homes proved yet again that we are at the very top of our game when it comes to innovation in home design and quality in construction, taking out 3 awards on the night, including the much coveted ‘Project Home of the Year’ for our client home in Waterford. We were also very proud to have been awarded ‘Best Project Home over $450,000’ with our sister company, ...

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2 Storey vs Single Storey

October 18, 2016

Deciding to have a brand new home built to your exacting specifications is a major move. It’s a significant investment that will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it’s a small price to pay for having the home of your dreams. There are a myriad number of questions you’ll need to answer when you’ve committed to having your own home built from scratch, not the least of which are neighbourhood and block size, but ...

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5 Questions to ask before hiring a 2 Storey home builder

September 29, 2016

If you’ve decided to have your own two storey home built, you need to select a building and design company in order to get the job done. However, not all builders are created equal. You can’t always know if a builder is telling the truth just from the marketing copy that shows up on its website or the answers a sales representative gives you when you speak to them. Getting to the bottom of things requires some due diligence on your pa...

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Keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer

September 25, 2015

Perth is a land of extremes. In the winter it’s not uncommon to get temperatures of below 5 degrees, while in the summer, we can often experience 40 degrees or even higher. These temperature extremes make it absolutely crucial that you can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, all without running your energy costs through the roof. Most homes in Perth rely on reverse-cycle air conditioning units in order to fight the ...

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Our Storey – How we became perth's leading two storey builder

August 26, 2015

When it comes to Perth home builders, there’s no lack of choices. It’s hard to distinguish yourself as special in a sea of faces – especially when they’re all busy shouting out the same message time and again. We’re not going to do that, though. Instead we’re going to show you exactly why we’re so different – and why we want to work with you to build you your new home. Lino Antonelli, our current...

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Perth is a leading destination for home building

August 19, 2015

The construction industry has been on fire as of late, and the epicentre of the blaze has been Western Australia. Perth builders have been burning the candle at both ends to keep up with demand, what with the record high 214,331 dwelling approvals according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA). Freestanding house approval rates have also gone up by a sizeable margin – another welcome bit of good news in an economy that has seen its fai...

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The Benefits Of Knocking Down And Rebuilding A 2 Storey Home

August 12, 2015

Location, location, location: you’ve heard it all before. If you’ve got the best property in the neighbourhood, it doesn’t matter how tired your home might look. Why? Because you can always knock down your two-storey home and completely rebuild instead of having to move. Vacant lots in and near Perth are becoming increasingly scarce, thanks to the growing popularity of the capital. Sometimes this means it’s going to be ...

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Open-plan two storey home design: What are the benefits

July 28, 2015

Do you love spacious homes? Do you want your two storey house to have a lot of open breathing space? If you answered these questions with a yes, then open plan two storey house designs will work best for you. Here are some of the major benefits of open plan two storey house plans that will motivate you to adopt this style in your two storey home in Perth. Enhance the Visual Space By using an open plan for your two storey home you creat...

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Choosing The Right Two Storey House Plan For You

July 24, 2015

Building two storey homes can be quite hectic, but with the help of some useful tips, this job can become simple for you. Here are some great tips that will help you choose the right two storey house plan for your new house very conveniently. Find Out Your Needs First and foremost, you need to find out precisely what you and your family need in your two storey home. Every family is different and so are its needs. You could go through t...

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