Dreams To Reality


Dreams To RealityOne of the most important things about building a home is making it as uniquely you as possible.

A dream home should encapsulate a person’s entire lifestyle and personality.

Our design team works closely with our clients to create a vision, exactly to the specifications of each individual client. This will eventually form the final masterpiece that is the home.

The concept is simple, turning dreams into reality.

The team works with narrow lots, tight blocks and amazing views to create the ultimate single or double storey homes suitable to each individual client’s lifestyle.

Head of Design at Domination Homes Steve Pritchard works tirelessly to understand the client’s needs and desires.

Initial Meeting

At the first meeting with the team at Domination Homes, a client will talk about all of their wildest hopes and desires.

Prior to this initial meeting, Steve has already been on site and looked at all the different elements that could affect the overall design of the home. Steve and his design team like to get a feel for the client, what type of person they are, what lifestyle they live, what they want for their lives and whether they are indoor or outdoor people.

In this meeting, Steve will walk the client through a rough design and assess how he can take these ideas and create something extraordinary.

In his experience, Steve says once a client presents a block and you’ve been speaking to them for about 10 minutes, the vision of the house begins to come together itself.

The client, Steve says, usually walks away with some ideas to think about and assess.

The Follow-Up

The second meeting involves more visualisation of the property.

The client comes back with ideas and edits, but not before they see an amazing 3D walkthrough of the property and go over it on screen.

This step is integral in showing the homeowner the visual representation of their dream home for the first time.

According to Steve, his team gets it right 90% of the time.

From that point, the house begins to take shape and the other team can come in and quote the property and present the client with a final price.

Another noteworthy aspect of Steve’s design team is that they work best when they are in the trenches!

Most of the design work is done on site, not behind the scenes in a boardroom, meaning the team can see what type of design would work well.

The Scullery a Major Trend

Over the past couple of years, the scullery has become a major trend in new builds.

Particularly when there is a focus on entertaining, the scullery – or butler’s kitchen – is a fantastic addition to the home.

The second smaller kitchen contains the mess so that the main kitchen is purely for entertaining.

This was an element that Domination Homes added into their Port Coogee display home that has been wildly popular since that point.

The Process

The Design Phase: This is usually an 8-week process that involves a few meetings with the team

The Pricing Phase: The quote takes about one to two weeks to get to the client and includes a detailed document outlining the price and clear visuals on what is included in their home.

The Decision Process: A client can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 months to make a final decision.

The Start of Work Phase: This is where the company collects the deposit, does a full working drawing, all of the engineering work, pre-start selections and gaining planning approval from the shire. By the end of this process, a building contract is signed. Domination Homes are unlike other builders in that we don’t force our client to sign a building contract upfront prior to doing a full pre-start and full working drawing. Domination Homes takes pride in being transparent in all their costing so that our client has a full understanding on what the final price is before signing a building contract. This can all take from 4 to 6 months.

The Building Process: This can take anywhere from 12 to 15 months to actually complete the build and have the keys in the clients’ hands. During this time, the homes are inspected several times by the Managing Director, Domenic Minniti to ensure the quality is maintained.

This is a two-year relationship that people are entering into. Don’t you want to find the right people to spend that time working with?

Contact us today at Domination Homes.