Residential Architecture is our forte. We’ve been changing families lives for the last 30 years – designing functional and desirable homes which last the test of time. Designing and building a home will likely be the single biggest purchase you’ll make, in your entire life. So to begin the process our team is patient and helpful to ensure all your design questions are answered.
With a proven reputation for designing homes around New Zealand, we pride ourselves on reliable, factual advice and local expertise to guide you through the design process and begin your build project. Put your confidence in a team that will confidently design you a home that fits your budget, meets your needs, and surpasses your expectations.
Our Process page explains how it works. The first step is a site visit. Before we discuss any layout options we look at your site and its external features, the sun, and shadows, prevailing winds and rain, where service connections are, the proximity of neighbours, and any special visual characteristics of the location.
You’ll also want to think about where children or pets will play if you want windows to face both front and back lawns or the house to sit in a particular position. At this stage, you should also know if you want a garage, how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want, and any entertaining areas that you want that may require some extra thought.
The layout of your home follows, and if you’ve got some home floor plan ideas and some photos of house designs you like, we start with these and adapt them to suit the site and your project desires and dreams. Going to open homes, visiting design studios, and saving inspiration on Pinterest are some great places to get ideas.
This is where we can also discuss the potential integration of eco features in your home architecture plan. We have a lot of experience designing homes that have a minimum impact on the environment and that are made with approved materials. Nature itself can also play a part in the design of your home, using sun and fauna to provide comfort without having to create it yourself is an important consideration in the design process. You may also want a recycled water system, solar panels, and to look into appliances with a good energy star rating. You also want to think about what rooms will need ventilation, water, and drainage, not that they would be in any unexpected places! Or would they?…
Designing a home is a process full of options and decisions, and it’s our job to ensure we help you to make these choices correctly, so you’ll be overwhelmed with the beauty and practicality of your new home.