Elevations that Inspire

The elevation, it’s a term that you’ll hear a lot during your design consult and throughout the home building process. While you may have encountered some people, who brush the elevation off as unimportant, here at Domination Homes we know that first impressions are everything. The street front appeal of your home has to be a standout and the right elevation will add a uniqueness to your home that reflects your style. So what styles are out there? We take a look at our designs to highlight some key styles.

 

Modern Classic and Ultra Modern style elevations are currently the most in-demand request. Gone are the days where everyone wants to have a Tuscan style elevation (although if that’s your dream, we can build it!). Nowadays, we look at striking angles, variations of materials and heights to make a home truly stand out.

 

The Residence

The Residence is our flagship display home located at 59 Glenelg St, Applecross, where our team was able to showcase the highest quality designs in our 40-year history. This home has instant street appeal, and this can be attributed not only to the facade and the landscaping but to the contemporary elevation. This design features elegant modern lines while using dark tiling to compliment the front of the home. This design lets the home speak for itself and is at the forefront of a modern home.

 

 

The Vogue
Situated in the leafy suburb of Dalkeith, a home of this size needed street front presence. This modern home featured a beautiful tonal façade that compliments its stunning elevation. This contemporary elevation featured clean and angular lines that made the real stand out of the home the impressive stonework. This handcrafted feature adds an extra level of depth to the home that makes the entryway a true representation of luxury and elegance.

 

 

 

The Parkview

The Parkview is a truly captivating modern design that was built for being a functional family home, all while making the most of a narrow block that was just 10m wide and with a depth of 43m. This Ultra Modern elevation design makes the home completely unique to everything else on the street. The contrasting colours have been used to draw the eye to the different elements within the elevation, creating a cohesive and appealing modern home.

So there you have it, a look at some of our favourite elevations. The sky is really the limit when it comes to designing your dream home and creating an elevation that not only makes it stand out on the street but complies with local area building restrictions. To see more of our designs, click here and to speak with our team click here.

Top 10 Features People Want

Building the home of your dreams is an exciting undertaking and here at Domination Homes, we’ve had the experience to build some truly remarkable homes. Our homes, like the people who build them, are all unique. However, the one thing they all have in common is elements of luxury. We’ve compiled our top 10 features that our clients ask for when they build their dream home with us.

 

The Scullery

Old fashioned we hear you say? Think again. The scullery has been reimagined to a modern space that is essential for anyone who likes to entertain. The functionality of the scullery is to create a space that not only keeps your main kitchen mess free but increases prep space, stores your larger kitchen appliances (no messy front kitchen here!) and a place to tidy up. Common features you’ll find within our home designs include inbuilt fridges, bench space, additional ovens/induction cooktops and the ever-popular hydro taps, which allow for instant boiling, filtered and sparkling water.

 

Walk-in wardrobe

The master bedroom is the place where you start and finish your day, and a large walk-in wardrobe is essential for the luxury lifestyle your custom home allows you. Our designers are able to work with you to decide the perfect layout while also maximizing the space with ingenious shelving and lighting solutions.

 

 

Open spine staircase with timber treads

A true show stopper and a fantastic way to add texture and a talking point to your home. Open spine staircases have a captivated way of appearing like they are floating and by adding timber treads, it gives a sense of added luxury.

 

 

Connection to the Alfresco

The ultimate design for open plan living incorporates the indoors with the outdoors through a seamless connection to the alfresco. This can be achieved with large glass doors, or through timeless and modern glass bi-fold doors to add additional luxury.

 

 

 

Pool and the alfresco

Two spaces that go hand in hand and reflect the lifestyle of our communities here in Perth. When we design these spaces, creating functional areas to entertain is essential. Think glass panelling with direct access to the pool and outdoor kitchens.

 

Guest bedroom downstairs

Often our custom designs include a guest bedroom, but many families still enjoy their privacy when entertaining overnight guests. This is when we find that incorporating a guest bedroom on the ground floor of the home in the other communal areas is a fantastic option to add privacy for everyone.

 

 

Lifts

While it may seem indulgent at the time, adding a lift to your home ensures longevity. This is especially essential for people who have built their forever home as you want something that you can grow old in and not be woeful about the stairs.

 

Built in gas fireplace

All the looks and class of the traditional fireplace, minus the mess! A built-in gas fireplace can add another element of luxury to your home, not to mention a key focus point.

 

Customised security system

A current must for anyone investing in their property for the long term. A fully customised security and camera system allows you to keep an eye on your home while you are away, with most systems now offering options to link up to your smartphone!

 

Home theatre

A place to retreat, relax or entertain! Adding a dedicated home theatre room to your home design an investment worth making. Think projection screens, surround sound and soundproofing the room to ensure you don’t disturb others in the home. Not to mention the luxurious furniture you have the chance to incorporate once your home is complete.

 

While there are many other features you could consider, these top 10 are our most common request when designing and building our clients dream homes. To start your home journey, speak to our team today.

 

6 Must-Have Amenities to Include In Your Luxury Home

One of the benefits of building a luxury home from the ground up is that you can include any type of convenience in your home design that you want.  You can create a home that suits your exact needs and desires and include any luxury in your design plan.

There are lots of features that you can consider for your home.  Thanks to technology, just about anything you can imagine can be a possibility.

Here are the top 6 must-have amenities to consider and include in your luxury home design.

Smart Home Features

Smart home features are very popular right now and a definite must-have for your new home.  Smart home systems make home life a lot more convenient and fun. Home automation systems give you full control over entertainment systems, security systems, lighting, home temperature, and some even allow you to open and close windows and doors with the press of a button.   You can even log into these systems on your smartphone and control various aspects of your home from a remote location. For example, you can check in on your home security cameras on your smartphone, switch lights on and off to make it look like someone is home, or switch your air-conditioner on when you leave your office to return home.

Home Theatre

High-speed internet connections enable you to stream just about any show, content, or movie you’d like.  This also caused home theatres to become much more popular. These luxury rooms can be fashioned with your home entertainment system, sound system, big-screen TV, reclining seats, mood lighting, and mini bar.  

Entertainment Rooms

Entertainment centres are also popular and an absolute must for your luxury home.  These entertainment rooms give you and your guests a comfortable place to connect and have fun.

Spa Bathroom

Spa bathrooms are becoming very popular in luxury homes, not just because they are so relaxing, but because spending time in your spa bath will greatly improve your health.  Spa bath sessions have plenty of health benefits such as improved skin, improved cardiovascular health, and reduced blood pressure.

Home Gym

Home gyms are very functional and make it much easier for the entire family to maintain good health. The best thing about a home gym is that you can equip it to suit your exact workout requirements and you can fashion it with all sorts of extras such as built-in speakers, a flat-screen TV, and even a fitness pool.

Indoor-Outdoor Area

Everyone loves the idea of creating outdoor living areas such as outdoor kitchens, outdoor living rooms, and outdoor home theatres.  These indoor-outdoor spaces are perfect for spending time outside with your family. By installing large glass doors, you can easily move in and out of your home while still making the space feel open and connected.

Designer Dressing Rooms

Designer dressing rooms are used as formal dressing rooms and include everything you need, from large wall mirrors to cosmetic areas with seating.  These rooms have the functionality of a typical clothing store or boutique and allow you to dress to impress in style. Think of a designer dressing room as an extension of your bedroom – they’re typically very large and add a lot of storage space to your home.

At Domination Homes, we have a passion for making your dreams come true and for creating homes that suit your exact taste and desires.  If you want the perfect luxury home that contains all of your favourite amenities, then you should consider Domination Homes for your next custom home design.  

Rooms that Impact the Value of Your Home

When it’s time to sell your home, there are rooms that will impact the value of your home more than others.  Depending on the quality and upkeep of those rooms, your home might be valued more or less than what you’re expecting.  The two rooms that specifically have the largest impact on the value of your home are the kitchen and bathrooms. Here are some ways you can maximise your home’s value for when it’s time to sell.

The Kitchen

Your kitchen is the most valuable room in your home, so it should take priority in any new build.  If you’re building your dream home, there are some easy ways to create a lot of value in your kitchen.  First and foremost, don’t settle for low-quality materials. Choosing high-end countertops, flooring, and appliances are simply ways to not only increase the value of your home, but also make your kitchen look incredible.

A custom kitchen allows you to break away from the look of a traditional kitchen.  Since kitchens are the most valuable room in the home, a unique custom kitchen adds even more appeal.  Consider expanding your kitchen during your custom build process – a larger kitchen is a more valuable kitchen.

The Bathroom

Bathrooms also have a major impact on the value of your home and give you a lot of opportunities to increase that value.  If you’re building a custom home, assess the space of your floor plan to see if there is extra space to either expand your bathrooms or add another bathroom or half-bathroom.  The number of bathrooms in your home plays an important role in the overall value of your home.

Your vanity, shower, bathtub, flooring, and lighting influence the look and feel of your bathroom, so it’s important to not cut corners and settle on cheap installations if possible.  One of the biggest bathroom problems homeowners face is storage, so including lots of storage that also doesn’t clutter the bathroom can add a lot of value to the space.

Custom Builds

Choosing a custom build for your new home is the simplest way to get exactly what you want in your home.  It’s so difficult to find everything we’re looking for in a home when we are looking at pre-built homes – with a custom home, you don’t have to settle for anything less than your dream home.  In an age of pop-up houses that all look the same, a custom home has a lot of value when you’re thinking of selling.

Other Considerations

There’s a lot that goes into valuing your home, but fortunately, there are a lot of ways you can control that value.  By working with Domination Homes, we can create a custom build that will not only stand the test of time, but add extensive value to your home if you choose to sell in the future.  For more information on how to increase the value of your home during the building process or tips on getting ready for your custom build, contact Domination Homes today.

10 Most Common Hidden Costs of Building a Custom Home

Are you building a custom home in Perth? Are you wondering about the total costs of going through this process? There’s no wonder why. Building a custom home can be lengthy and costly. Not only this, but there are plenty of hidden costs that you might not think of right away. Not to mention plenty of builders who might not disclose this to you until a later stage. Read about the 10 most common of these hidden costs, below.

Performing Soil Tests

Soil tests are an essential part of the building process. That’s because builders will need to determine the overall quality of your land before building. The tests will advise the builder the soil classification, this will determine if soil is required to be removed and fill with clean sand or likelihood of the ground shifting. The report will advise the builder if they extra concrete footing are required the thickness of the slab needs to increase and the amount of steel that is required in the concrete make sure all engineering requirement are meet

The Costs of the Site

The costs of your site will be partially determined depending on the soil classification.That said, other expenses may arise and cause your site to cost you more. If you need to have trees, existing home, rocks, swimming pool and other material that may not be seen above ground that are required to be removed, you’ll have to pay extra. The level of the land will also play a large factor in site cost, this will determine the size of retaining walls required on the boundary, this will also involve the removal of boundary fencing, so this can be achieved

The Flooring

You might think that your flooring is included in the price of your custom home – but it isn’t. For this reason, you’ll want to choose your flooring carefully. Depending on the design and material, you could pay significantly more than you’re expecting.

The Driveway

Your driveway won’t be included in the cost of your overall home. This is mostly because it’s a part of the property rather than a part of your home. You can choose to put money aside for your driveway or ask your builder to include the driveway in the overall cost.

Customisations

You might change your mind during the building process, and that’s okay. You might decide that you want a larger living room or a different floor plan for the second floor of the home. When you make these modifications, though, you’ll have to pay more money for the extra labour and manpower.

Prepare for Natural Disasters

Depending on where you live, you’ll have added costs because you have to ensure that your home is safe for Bushfire Attack Zones. You should ask your home builder to find out which changes must be applied.

Coastal Conditions

It is very important to under the closer you build to ocean the more expansive it going to cost, extra cost will incur if you are building within 500m cost will increase dramatically with 100m, especially when installing a colourbond roof.

Costs of Closing Roads

If your home is particularly close to a road, you might have to close off roads during construction. If you want to know how much it’ll cost, you should ask your custom builder to contact your city council.

Don’t Forget the Interest& Paying Rent

If you’re taking out a loan to build your custom home, you should remember that you’ll have to pay interest on this loan,like many people you will be paying rent during your build ; as such, you should consider the accumulation of these costs when you’re calculating your budget.

Boundary Fencing

Many client look at boundary fencing as an associated cost to finishing the home off,or by owner after handover, this should be looked at seriously up front, and included in with the builders works, many issues will arise at this stage, as dealing with neighbour and council requirement need to be followed. You are not just allowed to removal a neighbours fence because you want to put your own up.

Conclusion

If you’re going through the custom home building process, you might be worried about any unpredicted costs that could arise. That’s why we’re here to help. When you deal with Domination Homes, we lay out all the costs for you and make sure there is nothing hidden. Get in touch with our team today.