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Top 100 Interior Design Bloggers for New Home Builders

June 27, 2017

Are you looking for interior design inspiration for your new home?  If so, then you’re in the right place.     We’ve done the work for you and waded through the endless sea of design blogs and picked the absolute best interior design blogs for new home builders like you.   In this list you’ll find everything you might be looking for - from creative color schemes to great low budget DIY ideas, thes...

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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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How long does it take to build a new home in Perth?

November 24, 2016

There are no shortage of builders out there making bold promises about how quickly they can build a home for you. Arming yourself with the knowledge of what is and is not realistic will allow you to accurately assess these bold predictions. In this blog we will help you understand where the time is spent in building a new home in Perth...so read on! Understanding the Home Building Process Designing your new home is where it all st...

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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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Client Home Tour: Shorehaven, Alkimos

October 30, 2016

Renee Brewell and husband Richard recently moved in to their new family home in the popular beachside estate of Shorehaven, Alkimos and couldn’t be happier with the decision. Having moved from a big corner block in Carramar, the couple, with children Liam (13) and Ashton (9), wanted to take some lessons learned from their old house into this new home design. “We really thought about how we wanted to live in this new home...

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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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Setting Up Your New Home: Rugging Up!

March 11, 2016

Rugs are an important part of any home design, and can help to injects bursts of colour and texture into any space in the home. If you are a home builder in Perth and are in the interior design phase, it is important to understand the different materials that rugs are made from, so that you can choose a rug that bests suits your lifestyle! This article provides an explanation of a few of the most common types of fibers found in rugs, with som...

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Client Home On Mandurah Canals A Winner!

March 07, 2016

It is a bit of a rarity in the building industry for the same home to win at both the HIA and MBA annual awards. So after taking out the MBA gong back in March, we were over the moon to again be recognised by the HIA in late October. Shaun and Yvonne, our lovely clients from Dudley Park, tell us a little about their award winning home which took out both the 2016 MBA Best Contract Home $400K-$500K and the 2016 HIA Project Home category - $300K...

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Setting Up Your New Home: Sound Systems

March 02, 2016

Home designs aren’t just architecture and furnishings – new home builders often forget that they also have to decorate the interior of the house and set up very important entertainment features, such as a home theatre! This can seem quite intimidating, especially if you’re never really dealt with sound technology before. Fortunately, it isn’t too hard to figure out, and it’s also a lot less complicated than it us...

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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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