Why do Australians love knockdown rebuilds?

Over the past decade, Australia has seen a real surge in the amount of homeowners who invest time and money into knockdown rebuilds.

In fact, according to the Housing Industry of Australia, nearly a third of all new detached homes are the product of a knockdown rebuild. Proving to be a more cost effective method of changing your home than an addition or makeover, Achieve Homes now offers knockdown rebuilds.

So what makes an Achieve Homes’ knockdown rebuild so popular?

Family

You’ve got your kids settled in an area they love, with access to schools and amenities. You love the benefits of living in an established suburb, laced with history and community. Why let your run down house force you to leave all this behind?  A knockdown rebuild lets you update the style of your property to cater to your needs and tastes.

Changing needs

Downsizing? Have your home designed to meet all your storage and lifestyle needs. Many empty nesters see the knockdown rebuild option as an opportunity to stay in the community they’ve become a part of by having their dream home built on their land.

Or perhaps your family growing? Create the extra room and living areas with a functional and modern design from a more cost-effective method than simply tacking a room on the end.

An investment

Increase the value of the property by creating a stylish and comfortable home. For those who have found the perfect block with a less than perfect house on it, then the knockdown rebuild is what you’re after. Achieve Homes offers pre-designed custom build homes, created by expert consultants. Alternatively, if you’ve got a bespoke design in mind and want to bring it to life, Achieve Homes is here to make it a reality.

If you’re thinking knockdown rebuild, get in contact with Achieve Homes today. We’re here to discuss your needs.

Interior Design 101 with Anastasia from Achieve

Arguably the most exciting part of building your dream home is envisaging the end product, waking up in your pristine bedroom, cooking dinner in your new kitchen, relaxing in front of the TV.

What you might not have thought about is how design choices will influence the way you feel in your home, and what you can do to make it feel “right” from the moment you step inside.

Anastasia, Achieve Homes’ Selection Coordinator, is our go-to for all things interior design and colour selection and provides expert advice to our proud house-owners. Here’s her top tips for helping you make your home truly yours, reflective of your personality and lifestyle.

Quality over quantity

It’s an ethos that can be applied to almost every element of your life – less is always more. Invest in the best quality furnishings, furniture and art that you can, and purge yourself of meaningless tchotchkes and trinkets that you’ve accumulated over the years. Moving into your new home is a perfect opportunity to declutter and remove those unnecessary and unused items that will just bring chaos to your space.

Form follows function

If ‘quality over quantity’ is the golden rule of design, then ‘form follows function’ is the silver rule. Having a pretty space should come secondary to making sure your home suits your lifestyle and the way you live in your space. Focus on the kitchen and bathrooms – these will be the most used public spaces in your home. While they’re the “workhorse” rooms, they should also have the “wow” factor – after all, you’ll be spending a lot of time in there. Make sure they are built to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Create a blank canvas that will grow with you

A neutral palette used throughout your home is an ideal way to ensure your home can adapt to your changing tastes and preferences over the years. Adding pops of colour is achieved with loose items like decorations, furniture and homewares – think a bright artwork in your living room, or rich coloured bedlinen adorning your bed. These items are cost effective ways to change and mix up the mood in your home when your tastes change.

Make your home your own

The devil is in the detail and these details are what will make your home feel like your sanctuary. Bring the outdoors in and add life to your home with indoors plants – they’ll add tranquillity, colour, and life into a space. Introduce items that allow you to inject your personality into your home.

Creating a flexible home will enable you to adjust your lifestyle over the coming years. By following these tips, your home will be truly “yours” for years to come. Get in contact with the team at Achieve Homes or visit our colour selections studio in Fyshwick to see how Achieve can bring your vision to life.