Often, it is a homeowner’s dream to have their creative vision brought to life with expert craftsmanship and for the result to exceed even their wildest imagination. Having built more than 250 homes over the last 30 years, and leaving behind a trail of happy clients, Classic Building & Design exude experience and industry knowledge about quality home design that surpasses its competitors.
Modern living is an ever-evolving landscape. A prevailing movement that has naturally come from this evolution is the trend of small homes – tight, compact living that optimises the limited space to be as efficient and as comfortable as possible.
Home is the place where you have built a sense of love, warmth and happiness. Perhaps it’s not always the building itself, but the hub you’ve created where you are surrounded by your family and loved ones. No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s important to design a house that you and your family can call home for years to come.
As concerns about our changing climate become an ever-present issue in our day-to-day lives, it is crucial that we don’t get immersed in the trappings of nihilism and hopelessness.
A home is what you make of it, and no room in a house is more dynamic and versatile than a multifunctional one.
Whether it’s a nifty DIY project, an experimental dish or a bold new hairstyle, all of us at some point in our lives have imagined something truly spectacular only for it to turn out not quite as expected.
After a busy day, finding some serious respite within a calming and neutral environment is the welcome escape every homeowner deserves.
Open-plan living has been dominating the architecture and home design market for decades, making its first mainstream impact in the 1990s.
I SEE YOUR TRUE ColoursColour may seem like one of the more basic elements of home design, a lower priority when renovating compared to structural changes. In actuality, it has a vivid history, and a deep significance in expressing a homeowner’s personality and style....
In a hyper-modern world obsessed with the latest tech, trends and gadgets, it is often a relief to throw back to times of old. Ranch- and farmhouse-style homes are a nostalgic dreamland for us sentimental softies, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about these charming designs.
A lot of nature’s beauty come from its imperfection and almost every block of land will have its own unique quirks.
FOR THE AGES There’s a reason why kitchen and bathroom renovations are the most common requests when it comes to home makeovers. Standing as a calm and relaxing environment, your bathroom is a sanctuary where we can ruminate on the trials of the day and wash away its...
EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD Though a sloping plot of land may present its challenges from an engineering perspective, these are overpowered by the many lifestyle benefits fostered by such angled terrain. Often embracing exceptional views and an abundance of natural light,...
Kirrily Ireland speaks with Tom Ellwood, founder of Avenue One, the company’s esteemed design director Toby Johnson, and interior designer Alice Dalloz, to explore the benefits of using straight and angled lines in architecture.
Richard Gremmo of Gremmo Homes shares his insights on statement-making abodes with Sydney Home Design + Living’s Kirrily Ireland.
Carve Your Own WayThere are many choices that go into bringing a house together, working from the foundations to the frame, to the smaller choices - the unique statement pieces - that tie everything together and create a home. Seeking out the wisdom and advice of...
Bethany Hayes explores the ins and outs of home fireplaces; from unique tips, essential accessories and how you can ensure your flame burns brightly all winter long.
In conversation with managing director of Stairman, Juanita Dowd, Sydney Home Design + Living’s Bethany Hayes unpacks how your staircase can improve your home’s style, enhance a sense of grandeur, and remain so much more than just a means of transport.
Seeking to unpack the best ways to create daringly with colour, Bethany Hayes sits down with interior designer and marketer at Edgecliff Homes, Jenna Cohen.
Here, Bethany Hayes discusses the most effective ways to modernise a heritage abode, while still maintaining the building’s existing integrity and historic beauty.
ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY Many of us dream of escaping the rat race that often accompanies city life and retiring to a more peaceful setting where they can immerse themselves in nature. For those blessed with bountiful green pastures and the rugged beauty of native bush,...
RAISING THE BAR As the old adage goes, ‘a man’s home is his castle’. Combining the fact that the events of last year have seen many of us spend more time confined within the walls of our home than ever before, and with a love of a good drink deeply ingrained within...
I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN The dream of becoming a homeowner is an achievement deeply embedded in our psyches, but once attained, more challenging still can be converting your newfound residence into the place of your dreams. Here, Emma Warner Allen chats...
WE'VE GOT A GOOD GYM GOING For many, the home gym stands as a symbol of extravagance and luxury, joining the ranks of a swimming pool, tennis court or four-car garage. While it is true that the home gym has evolved from a haphazard setup to become expansive rooms...
Over the last few years, automated technology has found its way into homes across the world.
As populations grow and the demand for land rises, multi-storey homes are catching the eyes of more and more Australians.
Making a splash against any wall, decorative panelling can bolster the design and style of your home, whether you’re after an old-world feel or something a little more modern.
Sydney Home Design + Living seeks to understand how tones and textures can redefine and reconnect you to your domestic space.
Katie Livingston seeks advice from skilled draftsman, Amanda Shaw, director of The Craftsman and Draftsman, about how with clever design and proper forethought, you can create a stunning forever home that is both functional and sustainable.
In conversation with company director, Michael Attard, Tristan Lott explores the unending potential of outdoor kitchens for the Sydney homeowner.
Kirrily Ireland speaks with Damien McBride, Managing Director of Tech Scapes Australia Landscaping, about how you can incorporate native plants into your outdoor space.
Kirrily Ireland sits down with Jack Petersen, director of InVista, to discuss the benefits of home automation, and how you can incorporate it into your everyday life.
Bethany Hayes speaks with Cassy Kings, general manager of Edgecliff Homes, and seeks her advice on evoking a sense of luxury within the home, when starting from the very basics.
Emma Warner Allen chats with Fyffe Design’s head designer, Alec Hogan, about ways one can create a timeless and spectacular external home design that will attract attention from the kerb.
SET THE MOOD Your home is your unique sanctuary; a place where you can escape the stress of the outside world and take time to unwind and relax after a busy day. When it comes to creating a tranquil space, the style and placement of your lighting can make or break...
Learn how to design a home with longevity with these helpful tips from Ben Spannenberg and Jacqueline Maya.
Diego Jaime, co-director of Archebiosis Architects, speaks with Tegan Lyon and shares his insights on the beneficial properties of timber.
Sally O’Brien speaks with Kon Kyselov, the director of Evolve Building and Development, about simple ways to create industrial design that doesn’t feel cold.
Leigh Marie Dodd speaks with Jim Antoun, from Firstyle Homes, about tips for building an extra residence on an existing block.
Tegan Lyon speaks with John Ugarkovic from Buildcraft Constructions, about the components of a social home and how to incorporate these features.
Managing director Phil Brenton provides some expert advice on achieving a beautiful and long-lasting interior finish.
Pamela Hale interviews the director of innovations for Caroma about its strides for water conservation.
MATES in Construction discusses how it’s tackling the high-level of suicide in Australia’s construction industry.
A list of new-release tomes collated by editor Georgia Jordan for your home and interior design inspiration.
Jacqueline Maya discovers how to obtain a mortgage, and advice for first-home buyers from IFA Mortgages & Finance.
Lucy Mackey speaks with Gremmo Homes’ interior designer about the importance of intentionally chosen furnishings.
Pamela Hale speaks with one of the Bostik Boys about the benefits of home restoration.
Pamela Hale discusses the essential elements to include in a modern Australian abode with Millbrook Homes.
Jacinta Walsh speaks with Horizon Homes on the many benefits of a Hamptons-style home.