Queensland Architecture: Designer Dreams at Home

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When it comes to designing your dream home or making alterations and additions to your humble abode, only the best will do. Deb Caruso discovers the benefits of working with accredited architects.

Your home is your haven and the biggest investment you will probably ever make so when it comes to designing your dream home it makes sense to work with the experts.

An architect can turn your vision into reality. Highly-skilled, professionally-trained and resourceful, Architects apply impartial and creative thinking to projects large and small. 

With five years of university training, mandatory practical experience and a registration exam, architects are uniquely equipped to manage your entire design project and see it through the whole construction process to ensure its success. They are more than just designers and they provide services that go far beyond drawings. They add value, whether from maximising light and space, adding functionality, or achieving the best return on your investment. 

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating, architects have more experience in design and construction than any other building professional. 

Not only will they bring your vision to life but they can also save you money through professional advice problem-solving and designing with energy efficiency in mind. 

Working with an architect has many benefits but here’s three you need to know about: 

1. Improve your lifestyle 

When you hire an architect, they will get to know you and find ways to improve your lifestyle. Need more storage in your kitchen or more natural light in your bathroom? 

Whatever you need, your architect can help you improve your home and life, often in ways you may never have thought of before.  

2. Take the stress away

Architects are professional problem solvers that know the construction industry inside-out. Their experience and expertise will be your greatest asset. They can handle the paperwork, deal with the builders and source materials so you can get on with living your life. 

3. Save money 

An architect’s experience and insight can help stretch your budget and add value to your home. They will find the best materials, finishes, fittings to match your taste and budget. Saving money doesn’t just happen during construction of your home. Architects will maximise the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy bills!  

Architects are highly trained and multi-skilled with assets that go beyond housing. They are responsible for some of the most stunning and considered buildings on the on the Sunshine Coast including healthcare, education, local businesses and public spaces for everyone’s benefit.  

Contact qld@architecture.com.au to find out more about practicing architects on the Sunshine Coast and receive a free Working with an Architect for your Home Guide.

About the Author /


Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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