Architectural Styles to Consider For Your Luxury Home

At Domination Homes we can make all of your home dreams come true. We specialise in custom luxury home designs and can assist you with the design and construction of any type of luxury home imaginable.

The possibilities are infinite when it comes to choosing and designing your ideal home and our architects most certainly have the skill to work with any type of architectural style you have in mind for your dreamy new home.

If you haven’t decided on a specific architectural style or home design yet then perhaps this guide to architectural styles which includes some common, some not-so-common and some ever so lavish options, will give you the inspiration you need for creating the ideal, luxury home of your dreams.

Log homes

Log homes have been in use since the 1600s but lately, these types of homes are becoming increasingly popular as upmarket designs. Modern luxury log homes still have that authentic vibe but the designs of these homes improved dramatically. We can design you a splendid log home that looks brilliant complete with all the modern functions of all other luxury homes today.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod home styles are more popular in northern areas but can be a great architectural trend to consider for your luxury home in Perth. They are the traditional design answer to minimalism. These homes are known for their steeper roofs, flanking front doors and dormer windows.

Art Deco

Art Deco structures mostly have flat roofs, smooth stucco walls and feature plenty of bold decorations. These home styles were developed from various influences including Ancient Egypt home styles. The style is charming, modern and will most certainly be a head turner, especially if you opt for the opulent, decorated, stain glass windows the art deco era is known for.

Craftsman

If your design preferences border on creative, then Craftsman architectural styles might be the best pick for your luxury home. In these home styles, natural materials like wood, stone, and brick are combined with large porches and low roofs. These home styles also feature wide-open floor plans inside the building so you can adorn your home with quality design finishes and decorative furniture.

Contemporary

Contemporary mostly refer to our modern building styles. These home styles vary greatly in design and appearance but these homes mostly focus on connecting the indoor space and outdoor areas perfectly so you can achieve the highest level of comfort and home efficiency. For a meticulous mind – if you are a planner, a lover of up-to-date modern style,  or if you’re open to experimentation in design based on your custom needs, contemporary designs may be for you.

Colonial

Colonial styles date back to the 1600s and were especially popular in America. These home styles are known for their symmetry and evenly proportioned windows and doors. The style is not yet common in Perth but can be a good investment if you are looking for a home style that will stand out amongst so many contemporary designs.

Mid-Century Modern

Between 1945 and 1980 modern architects loved to create bold and unique designs. Mid-Century Modern architecture mostly features flat planes, huge glass windows and most of these homes are designed to integrate nature inside the building.

French Provincial

If you want a luxury home with romantic appeal then French Provincial is the right architectural style for you. This design is inspired by the French countryside and even modern luxury homes with this style feature plenty of steep roofs and symmetrical proportions.

Greek Revival

A Greek style home with plenty of tall columns and pediments, bold moldings and a symmetrical shape might be a good idea for a very functional luxury home that is bound to stand out. This home trend doesn’t feature plenty of bold colours and doesn’t need to – with elegant, shades of white and ivory on your exteriors; your home will be bound to make a powerful impression.

Modern

Modern home styles are usually inspired by some form of historical movement and as such these homes are usually pretty unique. A modern home can make your home look very authentic and will fit right in with Perth’s latest home design trends.
While these architectural styles are very specific, there is no rule that says you cannot simply use these styles as inspiration for an ultimately new, fresh and unique luxury home design. You can alter, modify and combine any architectural style you want for the ultimate home of your dreams.

Narrow Lot Living

Our beautiful city of Perth is ever growing and expanding, and the size of residential blocks are becoming increasingly smaller to accommodate. Narrow lots are growing in popularity, inspiring a new perspective when designing a home which opens the door to fresh and creative ways to live in luxury.

 

Our designers and builders are learning new ways to fully utilise a narrow block to its full potential, and below we’ve highlighted all the positives to this new approach to building and why we love it.

 

1. Luxury Views

If you can’t build out, you can always build up. In fact, we recommend exploring the options of a multi-storey home when building on a narrow lot. Adding luxury with each level, this also allows your home to take advantage of the beautiful views Perth has to offer. Whether it be our vibrant city or Indian Ocean blues, a second (or third) level to your home allows you the chance to enjoy daily vistas that many can only dream of.

2. Location Desirability

Finding a block large enough to meet all of your dream home requirements in your ideal location can be tricky, especially when you have your sights set on an inner city or coastal location.

 

Opening your options to the possibility of a narrow lot can also open more opportunities to snap up land in these premium destinations. When you build with Domination Homes you can be assured that narrow lot living will not deter from the design and integrity of your custom home, so you can extend your land searches to locations you had previously thought impossible.

 

3. Outdoor Entertaining Areas

Maintaining a large garden can be a tiring task that our busy lives don’t have time to manage. Plus, large outdoor areas can take away crucial space from your home design.

 

Instead, let Domination Homes design you a luxurious outdoor living space which seamlessly unites with your interior. These spaces are perfect for the home entertainer. And why not incorporate an outdoor kitchen into your design, adding a true touch of luxury.

 

Our latest display home, The Residence, demonstrates how you can seamlessly blend indoor with outdoor, while still making the most of your narrow lot or small lot. 

4. High Ceilings Mean Natural Lighting

Open plan living is something to strongly consider when building on a narrow lot. Open plan designs can really open up an area and give the illusion of space and flow within a home. Embrace all the natural light on offer and speak to your designer about incorporating high ceilings or two storey voids in your home.

 

Further to this, choose large glass windows running from floor to ceiling, and bi-folding French glass doors to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor. Take a look at how The Residence uses all of these design techniques to create open and natural lit spaces which are perfect all year around.

 

Don’t let narrow lot living compromise on the luxury of having a sheltered garage to keep your prized possessions safe. Speak to our designers about a custom home which incorporates a below-ground garage, achievable with our market leading building technologies.

Overall, the perks of building on a narrow lot can outweigh any qualms you may initially have. With our society constantly moving toward the idea of going out to enjoy our beautiful city, the need for a giant backyard isn’t a necessity anymore. Our specialised team of designers and builders are here to help you get the very most out of your land and bring your dream home to life in a location you may have never thought possible. Discover our full selection of custom built homes to be amazed at how diverse and beautiful your narrow lot build can be.

The Selection Process

Deciding to build the home of your dreams is an exciting adventure and here at Domination Homes, we have made the selection process a personalised experience to be enjoyed. The selection process is truly a key part of finalising your home and seeing the design really come to life. Our stunning selection showroom is filled with plenty of high quality and luxury items that will make your home one of a kind.

Our clients first come into contact with the selection showroom once they have their first initial design meeting. This enables our team to really get a sense for who they are and what the home will need to reflect.

Once the home design has been finalised, the exciting part happens. We provide pricing, specifications are given, documentation prepared and the signing of the preparations plan agreement. This allows for a 3% investment that allows for working drawings to help begin the selection process.

Here at Domination Homes, we offer an extremely competitive investment, with most builders currently requesting 6.5% at this stage and making clients sign a building contract up. This means that all selections and plan changes are carried out after, which can leave clients exposed and accepting of costs that the builder presents without the option of challenging this due to contracts being signed in advanced.

During this process, we are very transparent that your contract is signed after all of your selection and plan changes have been completed so you have a clear understanding of your full costing before signing a building contract.

From here our clients get a one on one meeting with our dedicated prestart consultants. Our highly skilled team will go through your plans in detail, including the externals, internals, bathrooms, kitchen and check all modifications. Going over these plans together allows for our prestart consultants to get a better understanding of the needs and requirements from a personal perspective and helps them find the best solutions for the client’s home.

Our prestart consultant will guide you through the entire selection process including colour palettes, themes and styles that will uniquely suit each client and custom-built home. This process helps ensure the longevity of the homes and ensures that the finishes are something that the client will love for years to come.

The showroom is truly stocked with some incredible items including a wide variety of standout features. In particular, our clients are always impressed by our free-standing bath range, balustrading, stone bench tops and our unique variety of cabinetry selections.

While we have an incredible selection, we know that each home is as unique as the owners, which is why if you can’t find the perfect piece within our showroom, we will find the perfect piece. Our consultants are experts when it comes to sourcing a unique custom piece for your home and will always strive for the best option to suit your plans.

The selection process is one of the most exciting parts of any custom home build and we pride ourselves on what our team offers. To see more of our showroom, click here and to find out more about building your dream home with Domination Homes, click here.

Designing Your Custom Master Wardrobe

One of the first things homeowners think about when they hear the words ‘custom design’ is a master wardrobe, and for good reason. Too many homes have inadequately-sized wardrobes that are barely functional and incredibly frustrating. Wouldn’t you love a wardrobe that has everything you need in your next home? With custom luxury homes by Domination Homes, you can have the wardrobe of your dreams. Here’s what you should keep in mind when designing your next custom wardrobe.

 

Storage is Essential

While you want your new master wardrobe to be beautiful and elegant, you also want to make sure it’s functional. Storage should be your number one priority when you’re designing a custom wardrobe. Be sure to include ample shelving, racks, and ideally a nice hutch that includes plenty of drawers and counter space. When you have ample storage, your wardrobe won’t look as cluttered and disorganised. The more storage you have in your space, the better.

 

Maximise Your Space

The best wardrobes are ones that really maximise on space – that means thinking about using floor to ceiling space for storage and decor. Utilise as much wall space as you can for hutches, racks, and shelving so you can use the central wardrobe space for something else. If your custom wardrobe is big enough and you use the space wisely, you can add a small seating area or decorative table in the centre of the room or use the space for additional storage if you need it.

 

Think Big

Bigger is always better when it comes to custom wardrobes. We’ve seen too many wardrobes that are far too small – in fact, some are so small that they can barely be used. You deserve a large master wardrobe that you’re not stressed about. Give yourself enough space so your wardrobe can easily store all of your things while still looking stylish.

 

Everything Has Its Place

One of the best tips for designing your master wardrobe is to take an inventory of what you already own to see how much space you need. By mapping out what you have, you can then create a custom wardrobe that fits your exact needs. Find a place for everything in your designs so you can be sure it will work for you.

 

Sharing is Caring

While it may be tempting to design your master wardrobe just for yourself, sharing with your spouse or partner is always recommended. Nobody likes to have to use a smaller wardrobe in another room, and designing the space together is a great bonding experience. Two people sharing the wardrobe gives you the perfect excuse to make the wardrobe even bigger.

 

Don’t Forget Lighting

When upgrading your wardrobe, lighting is essential. If your custom wardrobe is large enough to walk into, you’ll want to make sure you have enough lighting to make the space feel comfortable. Not enough light can make the space look dark and cramped. We can help you choose the perfect lighting for your new master wardrobe.

 

Partner with the Best

Our top tip for designing your new master wardrobe is to partner with the best custom home designers in the business. We are passionate about turning dreams into reality, and our team of expert designers can do just that. From initial concept designs to the moment you get your keys and beyond, we are going to be with you every step of the way on your custom home journey. For more information on what our team can do for you or to set up a consultation with one of our design specialists, contact the team at Domination Homes today. (Link to contact form)