2017 HIA Awards Night

After a great year, full of innovation and achievements our team was eagerly anticipating this year’s’ HIA Perth Housing Awards.

We submitted a number of homes across 16 categories and we definitely did not leave disappointed. Thanks to our team’s hard work and dedication, we secured 3 winners and were runners up in in 8 others which was close to our best award season on record!

 

Winners:

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Tuart Hill
  • Excellence in Service – Medium Builder
  • Project Home up to $230,000 – Hilbert

 

Runners Up:

  • PERTH HOME OF THE YEAR
  • LIVEABLE HOME OF THE YEAR
  • PROJECT HOME OF THE YEAR
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT OF THE YEAR –Treeby
  • SPECIALISED HOUSING OF THE YEAR
  • Project Home up to $230,000 –Treeby
  • TOWNHOUSE/VILLA UP TO $200,000
  • TOWNHOUSE/VILLA $2000,001 TO $300,000

We could not have achieved these wins without our remarkable team. Vas and I are extremely humbled by winning these awards and appreciate all the kind words and feedback we have received since the night.

Stay tuned for more info on each of the homes related to these awards, you are going to love them!

Danielle Spaseski

 

Future Proofing your Next Home

Whether you’re building your second, third or forever home there’s no better time to start planning for the future than now. Of course, you’ve got to practice what you preach and that is why we’re a team of planners that is always thinking about the future of the homes that we are building and their occupants.

According to population.net.au, Western Australia is home to 2.61 million people (as of 2016). Obviously we will all get older and our needs will change so our questions is – what happens when age appropriate housing is in low supply?

At Inspired Homes we’re thinking about you and your home in an effort to future proof it for your golden years. To do this we’ve inspired our team to think outside of the box and include:

  • Smooth and non-slip floors
  • Wide hallways, door ways and walk ways to cater for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair compatible bench tops (height and depth), light switches and door handles
  • Single storey only

In addition to what is listed above, our team is able to include these features (and many more) into our Dual Occupancy homes that have been created with the family in mind. You can read more about these homes here.

Get in touch with us today to see how we can future proof your next home.

 

The nuts and bolts behind Modern Interior Design

Further to our Contemporary Interior Design Guide we thought there’s no better time to talk about its cousin, Modern Interior Design.

With a huge focus on function, modern interior design is clean, stylish and very popular and it’s also the easiest type of interior design that is able to be personalised. Here are our top four tips to help you bring Modern Interior design to life in your home.

1: Keep it Simple

By this we don’t mean only the essentials, we just mean that you will need to keep your space as clutter free as possible. So think of clean lines, polished and smooth surfaces and neutral colour tones.

Studies have actually shown that clutter can lead to stress so let us help you make your life a little less stressful.

2: Function is Key

This sounds obvious but we often find then when we’re helping our clients design their houses, interior design can sometimes overtake the functionality of your rooms. So remember that things in each room should always remain easy to access. Let’s use your Kitchen as an example, you want to keep your bench tops as clutter free as possible so your workspace is not cluttered, just like you should keep the kettle close to the tap and the cutlery close to the dinnerware.

3: Get Tech’d Up!

Technology is the new artwork in Modern design homes. Make sure your TV is streamlined, the DVD player matches your finishings and your computers as thin as possible. You don’t need to spend a fortune buying top-of-the-line products, but you want your electronics to stand out and fit in as much as possible.

4: Add some Character

Now that your space is full of clean lines and has been de-cluttered it’s time to make the space your own. Add some colour to your neutral colour palette by introducing a throw rug or some cushions. A great way to carry this pop of colour through your home is by placing photos or subtle accessories In key areas of your home.

Currently Modern Interior Design is our favourite style to work with. Because it is so versatile and easily customised it is not difficult to redesign your existing house around these guidelines.

Get in touch with us if you need help designing your space, we’re here to help!