Your Guide to Different Types of House Extensions
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
Houses are extended for a variety of reasons, but generally the extension addresses deficiencies that exist within an older house or to provide additional facilities or spaces to the property. Houses built from the 1950’s through to the 1990’s typically have a lower level of accommodation than contemporary standards require. These houses are quite modest in terms of the number of rooms provided, the size of the rooms and the provision for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Laundries etc. Another reason extensions are undertaken is due to a change of ownership of the house or a change in the family circumsta ..read more
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5 reasons to choose an Architect designed house
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
There are many reasons why people choose to engage an Architect to design their house. An Architect can add immense value to a home and improve the ease and enjoyment of your everyday living. Whether you’re designing the ultimate family home or creating a unique entertaining space, an Architect experienced in residential architecture can bring your vision to life. Transforming your vision into a new home is a challenging journey – When it’s done well, the results speak for themselves. This article explores a few of the reasons why an Architect designed house can make a real difference. #1. Get ..read more
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How Much Involvement Does an Architect Have With Interior Design?
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
When most people think of an architecturally-designed building they picture grand exteriors with interesting forms – but this isn’t the whole picture. Architects have more influence over interior building design than you may think. Read about the ways an Architect can elevate the interior of a home with clever design. Does an architect design the inside of a building? The short answer is yes and no, depending on the size and complexity of the building. An Architect has important input over the creation of a building’s interior – they’re responsible for designing the internal structure and cir ..read more
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11 Design Considerations for First Floor Additions
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
Is adding a second storey to your home the best solution for you? Find out more about the benefits and drawbacks of first floor additions. For many Homeowners in need of additional space, a First Floor extension is often the first solution considered. While in some cases adding an extra storey may be the best solution for the Owner’s accommodation needs, first floor additions aren’t always preferable to ground floor extensions.  This blog talks about some of the factors that need to be considered before embarking on a first floor addition project. Considerations for First Floor Additions ..read more
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Should I Use an Architect? 7 Reasons to Consider Using an Architect
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
Should I use an Architect? If you’re preparing to build a new property you may find yourself wondering “Should I use an Architect?”. Is it worth it? Will I get good value from an Architect’s services? The truth is an Architect isn’t required for every project while others absolutely need the input of a highly skilled expert. So, which is it for you? In this blog, we’ll look at the factors that influence your need for an Architect to help you decide if using one is right for you.  What do Architects actually do? It seems like a no-brainer but the first step in finding an answer to the ques ..read more
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Architectural Drawings — Freehand vs. Digital Drafting
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
Most people realise that these days Architectural drawings are often done using a computer, known in the industry as Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), however, there is little awareness of how those drawings are produced. A common misconception around the drawing production process is that an Architect or Drafter simply presses a button and all the drawings magically appear, full of the required information of that specified design. While we would love it to be that easy, this simply is not the case. While CAD drawings represent the finished product, a long, involved process is needed before the ..read more
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Home Design 2023: Your Guide to Home Design & Renovations in 2023
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
In Australia, our way of living has changed massively over the past two years. Major shifts in work habits and living arrangements have altered our priorities when it comes to home design, with flexible solutions that make the most of interior layouts on the rise. Read on for our breakdown of home design trends in 2023. Source: UnsplashDedicated workspaces continue to influence home design As working from home continues to be essential, home offices and dedicated workspaces will remain a strong home design trend in 2023. Many people now live on a flexible work-from-home/work-from-office timeta ..read more
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Building trends VS Good Design
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
What’s “on trend” in building right now? Anyone who’s watched “The Block” or other home renovation TV shows will have heard the question: “what is on trend?”. The judges on The Block seem particularly stuck on this concept as they try to heighten the drama, hinting at some secret knowledge only they possess.  Unfortunately, this type of language is misleading when discussing building design trends. Be careful of the seduction of home design trends Fashion, fads and trends can be seductive and hard to escape, pervading popular media and seeping into our subconscious.  The extremes and ..read more
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5 ways you can avoid “cabin fever” and improve your home during COVID 19
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
2M ago
During the COVID 19 lockdown, people all over Australia have been confined to their homes for an extended period of time.  With schools closed and people encouraged to work from home, whole families have been stuck at home for 24 hours, seven days a week. Needless to say, the term “cabin fever” has been used not only by passengers on the Ruby Princess but also by the large number of Australians confined to their homes. In isolation, family members are seeking to undertake different activities at different times around the house, highlighting the inadequacy of many homes all over the coun ..read more
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Your Guide to Different Types of House Extensions
Mark Lawler Architects Blog
by Gorilla 360
6M ago
Houses are extended for a variety of reasons, but generally the extension addresses deficiencies that exist within an older house or to provide additional facilities or spaces to the property. Houses built from the 1950’s through to the 1990’s typically have a lower level of accommodation than contemporary standards require. These houses are quite modest in terms of the number of rooms provided, the size of the rooms and the provision for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Laundries etc. Another reason extensions are undertaken is due to a change of ownership of the house or a change in the family circumst ..read more
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