When building or renovating in Perth, chances are you will need storage space. You can try and save money by taking over the spare rooms and garages of your friends and family, but this will only put them out and make life more difficult for you. When your dream home is finished, you don’t want … Read more How to Make the Most Out of Storage While Building or Renovating
A city’s infrastructure is closely related to the property market that surrounds it. After all, while a custom luxury home is valuable in its own right, the potential for capital gains really rests on the region’s public services. Facilities such as telecommunications, transport systems and so on are always highly sought after, and projects that … Read more Could the MAX Light Rail project affect Perth’s house prices?
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, building a new custom home is an opportunity to create a sophisticated property that provides the ultimate balance between comfort and style. Of course, there are many ways to achieve this, and as Perth’s premier luxury home builders we’ve seen many of them. From high stud ceilings … Read more 3 features every luxury custom home needs
In this modern age of plenty, we tend to have time for the finer things in life. We can appreciate good wine, take in a play and speculate on the meaning behind an artist’s vision. And this appreciation for beauty doesn’t stop when we reach our own front doors. The modern luxury home can be an … Read more How to make your custom designed home a piece of art
The need for greater energy efficiency has become all too apparent in recent years. Evidence of climate change, soaring electricity bills and a stronger understanding of our impact on the environment has given rise to a range of eco-friendly products and services. What’s more, not only are these developments better for the planet, they’re also lighter … Read more 3 ways to build a more energy-efficient home
If you’re designing your own home, you’re in a unique position – you can create the perfect outdoor entertainment area. Yes, we’re talking about the barbecue wonderland you’ve always dreamed of. So, what’s on the list for your new alfresco space? 1. Stone or concrete flooring Aside from simply looking better than your average timber deck, … Read more Top 3 features for outdoor kitchens
If you’re in the market for a custom-built luxury home in Perth, you’ll be aware that there are many empty promises out there. Looking for a premium builder means more than just finding a good price or an acceptable time frame – you need to find the best process. Exclusive Residence is uniquely positioned in the … Read more eBook: Understanding the building process with Exclusive Residence
Flooring choices are more than a functional consideration when designing a custom home. Every house built by Exclusive Residence is an individually crafted masterpiece, and as the owner of a brand new luxury home, you want to see that reflected in every aspect when you step through the door for the first time. Hard wood Wooden … Read more Choosing the right flooring for your custom home
The effects of foreign investment in Australian real estate have often been debated. However, some firm evidence has been provided by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and the Property Council of Australia to give us a definitive answer. Commenting on the 2013-14 FIRB Annual Report, Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison noted that the significant increase in … Read more Foreign investment is enabling more new builds
What do you most look forward to about building your own luxury home in Perth? There are some parts of the process that are more enjoyable than others, and many people find that what they enjoy the most is the interior design aspect. If you’re the gourmet chef in your family, you’ve likely claimed this … Read more How to design your own kitchen
Much ink has been spilled on the current state of the Perth property market, but of equal – if not more – importance is how the city will fare in the years ahead. After all, looking at values across an extended timeline is likely to be high on the agenda for anyone interested in building … Read more What does the future have in store for Perth home buyers?
It’s become apparent that builders in Western Australia can expect a busy year ahead. From record-breaking dwelling approvals to all-time high commencements, the WA home-building market is looking strong. In fact, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the home loan figures for last year indicate a solid few months ahead. HIA Executive Director for Western Australia, John Gelavis noted … Read more Is there enough land to go around?
Australia has a vast landscape and a history that is packed with characters from around the world. Not only has this influenced the way we live today, it’s also moulded the houses we live in. From Italianate houses to Victorian terraces, there are very noticeable periods in Australian architecture, and they all have a role … Read more The history of Australian architecture in your luxury home
You may not be thinking about entertaining outdoors in the depths of winter, but if you’re planning ahead for your new luxury home build, the alfresco area could be on your mind. Because your custom designed home with Exclusive Residence will be anything but ordinary, it’s important that you have an outdoor area to match. … Read more The perfect outdoor space for your luxury home
For most people looking to build a luxury home, the goal is to create a place to raise a family or enjoy your lifestyle. however, there’s always the underlying pressure to make wise financial decisions. Will your property return a profit when you decide to sell? There are two ways to ensure a good capital … Read more Investing in new homes in Perth
Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, the golden rule of property always applies: location, location, location. In the past we’ve investigated how population growth may influence the area in which prospective buyers build in Western Australia (WA), but in this article we’re going to take a look at how the state is … Read more How many suburbs in WA have a median value of $1 million or more?
One of the most important aspects of finding the right builder is having confidence in the work that they do. After all, you’re trusting them with what is likely your biggest asset! You don’t just want something that is structurally solid and built to code, you also want a house that you can call a … Read more Is Exclusive Residence the right builder for you?
There are certain things that standout when you walk through your brand new luxury home for the first time. However, to truly make the most of your luxury home designs in Perth, you might want to consider all five senses when setting up your new home. 1. Smell The sense of smell doesn’t usually feature at … Read more Get the most of your luxury home with all 5 senses
There are some things in life that should be done well, no matter what. You wouldn’t buy a Ferrari and opt for fabric seats instead of leather. Nor would you fly first class and ask for the house white wine instead of champagne. If you choose a custom luxury home design for your Perth home, … Read more Luxury home tips: Furniture choices
There’s something about a water feature that makes a luxury home feel complete. Whether it’s a fountain, stream or even a swimming pool, the sound and feel of water can be soothing after a long day at the office. However, as winter makes its presence felt, we enjoy these items less, especially outdoor water features. … Read more Maintaining water features for luxury homes
There are a few standout moments when building your own home. There’s the initial chat – crossing the line from “what if” to “why not?”. Not to mention stepping into your complete custom home on move-in day. But one of the most exciting times is deciding on interior decor – and you get two chances … Read more What is your interior design personality?
There’s good news for consumers and home builders in Western Australia – a period of sustained activity ahead. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) released its Summer 2015 edition of the Western Australian Outlook on February 23, and it bodes well for the industry and those looking at custom home designs. According to the Outlook, new … Read more New home building to stay strong in WA
The performance of the national economy hasn’t exactly inspired confidence of late, but it has been true to what economists have predicted. The Housing Industry Association’s (HIA’s) latest statement reveals that one of the key factors that is helping the economy along is the construction of new homes. “The annual rate of growth of the … Read more New home building a shining star in sluggish economy
It’s been a busy couple of years for custom home builders in Perth, Western Australia, and it looks like that trend is set to continue. With a strong amount of approvals having been pushed through in the last year, the pipeline of activity is looking pretty good for the Perth new homes and construction market. … Read more Perth ranks highly in new dwelling approvals
Deciding on designing your own luxury home means you get to choose the fit and finish of everything along the way. One of the standout features for custom-built luxury homes in Perth is a swimming pool – but how do you go about selecting one? Keep the following tips in mind and you should be … Read more Choosing a pool for a luxury home
A beautiful custom luxury home design in a leafy Perth suburb is an object of desire in itself, but often the most stunning premium properties are home to collections of incredible works of art. The trick is, these aren’t haphazard accumulations of display pieces – they are coordinated and planned for. Building room in your … Read more Luxury home tips: Displaying art
The financial commitment to your new custom luxury home design in Perth just got that little bit easier, as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced this week that the cash rate will remain at 2 per cent. The current record low was deemed appropriate when the board met on Tuesday June 2, with space … Read more Low cash rate continues
It might seem improbable, but Perth’s inner and middle suburbs are in fact primed for development. While those looking for affordable housing may be attracted to new builds on the fringe of the city, those looking to balance their lifestyle with their housing will be looking towards urban infill opportunities. Subdividing or demolishing to build your new … Read more Perth’s inner suburbs ripe for development
There are some fantastic spots in Western Australia to build a custom home – so much so, that we have some of the busiest construction zones in the country. According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), WA holds six of the top 20 residential construction hotspots in Australia, when taking into account building approvals and … Read more Building hotspots in Western Australia
If your custom home design is very near to taking shape, you may be looking at moving in during the coldest months of the year. While this doesn’t sound like a great time, there are plenty of opportunities to while away those winter nights in absolute cosiness. Here is how we make luxury homes more … Read more Warm up your luxury home this winter
Every storey of every home built by Exclusive Residence has its own story. There are specific considerations for every custom home we build, from the customer’s wishes through to the unique site specifications and environmental factors. Building your dream home is about connecting your design ideals with reality, and choosing the right builder is how … Read more What’s in a storey?
Designing your house with a luxury custom home builder is an enjoyable and exciting process that, ultimately, means you get exactly what you want out of your custom home design. In order to make the most out of the process, there are several things you should consider beforehand. 1. Site location Where you choose to build … Read more 3 things to consider when designing your own home
There’s one thing every luxury home needs – a beautiful outlook. For many Western Australians this means catching a glimpse of the sea or basking in the trees and open spaces of homes outside of the city centre. According to CoreLogic RP Data, this trend is quite prominent in WA – more so than the … Read more Western Australians embracing the sea
For investors, finding the right custom home builders to create a beautiful home that’s likely to retain its value is the easy part. The real challenge lies in deciding on a location that shows signs of future growth, yet is still affordable enough to penetrate. Of course, finding the holy grail of investment markets is … Read more WA is the second-most desired location for investors
If you’ve got even a slight interest in technology, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘internet of things’ (IoT) thrown around. What is the IoT? According to Forbes, it’s essentially the idea that everyday objects, from alarm clocks to toasters and everything in between, will be able to send and receive data … Read more Future-proof your luxury home with these 4 smart devices
Building new homes is what we do on a daily basis, so at Exclusive Residence we get to see some of the most amazing trends in luxury home designs in Perth. If you’re thinking about adding a bit more class to your project, here are a few features that can make really good statements in … Read more 3 features to make your luxury home more luxurious
Australia is a land of ironies, and one the biggest ones is that we live on the driest populated continent on the planet, yet consume more water per person than anyone else in the world. According to the Department of Industry and Science, we use, on average 100,000 litres of fresh water per person, per year. … Read more How to make your luxury home water-efficient
Those looking to build custom luxury homes in Perth could suddenly find their dream home is more affordable than they previously thought. The announcement by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) last week to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to a record low 2.25 per cent will mean much more affordable home … Read more Interest rate cut to be passed on by lenders
There has been a lot of activity in the construction sector and builders in WA are very busy at the moment. However, the latest approvals figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that there is still room for improvement as home building in the state has flattened out. Building approvals Australia wide reached … Read more Room to grow in Western Australia
Heating and cooling can be a major drain on the monthly electricity bill. Heating and cooling takes up around 40 per cent of your energy use at home, according to the Department of Industry and Science. Fortunately, building a brand new custom luxury home in Perth is a good opportunity to reassess how you do … Read more Smart ways to heat and cool your luxury home
It’s become quite evident that new homes are what Australia needs to keep the economy ticking over. This is especially true in the western-most state, where we find the decline of mining activity has changed the economic profile, while population continues to grow. This is why it’s particularly good to hear that new homes sales … Read more New home sales on the rise