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MASTERPLAN your home with MWa

Masterplan your home with MWa: residential architecture, interiors and outdoor spaces.

Thinking of renovating your existing home or building a new one?

Do you need a masterplan for your home?

Do you want to know what’s possible, what’s feasible, what can get approved, how long will it take and how much it will cost?

MWa can help.

We offer a comprehensive masterplan service for your home and site, which integrates the architecture, interiors and outdoor spaces.

We can guide you through a step by step process to:

  • investigate the development potential of your site
  • explore the possibilities to improve your existing home
  • consider the options available for planning approvals for your preferred renovation (DA or CDC)
  • establish a likely scope of renovation works and project budget, and;
  • make informed decisions on the renovation of you home

 

The service can include:

  • feasibility study (survey, site analysis and development control analysis)
  • concept design
  • masterplan which considers the architecture, interiors and outdoor spaces in 2D and 3D
  • costplan estimates (provided by a builder or quantity surveyor)

 

What we will need to get started:

  • an on-site consultation with you, to look at your site and understand your brief
  • access to the site for a survey and measure up (estimate 2 hours)

Take the first step and book an on-site consultation today.  Call 0421 088 110.

Initial Consultation:

An initial consultation is a 1 to 2 hour meeting to discuss all aspects of your project.

It is the first opportunity to find out about your objectives and ideas, your brief and initial budget expectations, and for us to see your home and site, and start evaluating the possibilities with you.

Useful information to have at hand is:

  • any site and block information
  • your brief
  • photos of the things you love
  • a guide as to how much you will be spending on your project

We will also provide you with an MWa Information Pack which answerss many initial questions prospective clients have about the typical architectural process of creating or updating a home.

To book an initial consultation, call 0421 008 110 or email us via our contact form.

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MWa Design Files: new aesthetics for residential interior design

At MWa, we are constantly feeding our appreciation of fine design by looking for new aesthetics for residential interior design.

1 PORCELAIN: Porcelain is changing the asthetics of interiors

From textures and colours, to its thinness, large format porcelain sheets are being used as flooring, walling, benchtops and any other surface including cabinetry.  It’s unique, moving on from replicating the look of other materials such as marble, granite or timber, and coming into its own.  See the beautiful new aesthetic on display at the Artedomus showroom in Roseberry, Sydney.  Streamlined kitchen in maximum marmi onyx gold.  Image: www.artedomus.com.au

2 WHITE: White is the new black.

We’ve loved bringing a little bit of black back into interiors, as it gives such a punch and drama.  But we’ve noticed white is coming – white fixtures such as powdercoated taps by AstraWalker, and white steel doors in powdercoat by Dulux Electro Flat White by Steel Windows Australia .  Less contrast, more fresh. Image: www.robmills.com.au / Hot Yoga Studio

3  CURVES: Be lead around the corner.

A curved wall with some texture, you can’t beat it as the way to enter into a space.  We’re using this device in a current project, to transition from the old to the new, from one level to the next, from the hallway into the open plan, just down the stairs and follow the curve…  Image: www. hecklerguthrie.com / Move Yoga

 

4 WALLPAPERS: Bold and exotic.

Unlimited in colour and motifs, wallpaper is a seriously delightful way to add character to interiors.   We have been lucky enough to have seen some stunning wallpapers installed recently in our Pymble project:  in the hallway, in the library, in a dining room and wrapped around huge sliding pantry doors in the kitchen.  We have a client who has a stunningly colourful black and white wallpaper with butterflies in colour, in a teenage girl’s bedroom wall (Butterfly Garden).  The challenge is choosing!  See www.cole-and-son.com, www.radfordfurnishings.com.au, senecatextiles.com.nz.  Image www.wole-and-son.com/  Ardmore collection – Narnia, 109/10049

5 PERFORATED METAL MESH: Breathable joinery.

Why, we’re not sure, but we are seeing more perforated metal mesh being used in interiors, in particular, in joinery.  Cupboard fronts – breathable pantry?  Also great for robes.  Certainly useful for TV joinery so the remote control lasers work without opening the cupboards.  Here’s a stunning use of perforated brass mesh.  Image: Murdock Young Architects / Further Lane Kitchen.

 

 

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