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Custom design in City Beach

Our designers recently sat down with new clients to piece together their dream home on a signature block in City Beach. The result ? An exceptional design with modern, understated clean lines utilising the latest in materials and technology to create the perfect blend of family living and upmarket entertaining elegance and sophistication.

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Meticulously designed over three luxurious levels, this home is complete with swim up pool bar, home theatre, gymnasium and multiple entertaining zones.

Rear elevation showcasing a swim-up pool bar

Contact us today to discuss how we can develop your site and ideas into the luxury, custom home of your dreams.

What to Know When Building Your Custom Home

Why buy an existing house when you can build your own dream home? Building the home of your dreams allows you to design and create a space to perfectly suit your lifestyle, complement your neighbourhood, and fulfil your tastes. Being able to build your own luxury home is one of life’s most rewarding experiences as it becomes a pleasure that you will be able to enjoy day after day.

When you start the process of custom home planning, you will soon find out just how amazing your home can really be. With the right luxury custom homes tips and expertise, your vision will become a reality with ease.

Building a luxury home is no easy process. You will need a team that can execute in design, service, finish and expectations. You will need meticulous attention to detail, ingenuity and absolute quality in all areas. At Seacrest Homes, we have set the benchmark for this kind of standard in building luxury homes.

With all that it takes to make your home a reality, here are some of our best luxury custom homes tips to know before you start the process.

Luxury Custom Homes Tips You Should Know Before Building

Your Dream

In order to make your dreams come true, you need to have a clear vision first. Building your fantasy home starts with a dream. This dream is what we can turn into reality through the building process.

You need to be able to envision the home in your mind – what kind of design aspects it has, where it stands, how big it is, and how it feels. You need to be able to imagine yourself walking through the front door.

When it comes to luxury custom homes tips, having the dream clear in your mind is hugely important. This way we can make it happen.

Where Will You Build?

Before you start to design your house, you will need to know where it will be. Finding the right block of land for your home can be challenging, but it becomes easier when you know exactly what you want.

Before settling on a site, you must understand what it is that your home will require. You will need to know how big you will be able to build, whether the land will allow you to build multiple stories.

It is also important to think about what kind of garden or outdoor space you will be able to get around your house. Access to the land that your home will be built on is also a factor to consider.

Designing the Home

There are so many different elements which work together to create the ultimate design of your home. We can provide trusted luxury custom home knowledge during this process to ensure that the design becomes exactly what your dream has always been.

The design process starts with thinking about the spaces you want and how big they will be in order to accommodate your families needs.

You will need to think about the kind of materials you want your home to be made out of. Although typically, Perth has been a ‘brick and tile’ city, there are countless alternatives to suit your needs, likes and budget.

The layout and flow of the home, the outdoor spaces, garaging and orientation of living spaces to the sun are crucial elements to consider. Our quality consultants can guide you to achieve the look and feel of your home that you desire.

If you are looking for luxury custom homes tips, you will know how crucial a solid design process is. This is what will ultimately turn the home that you have always dreamed of into a reality.

Your Budget

Budget is one of the most key concerns people have when building a home from the ground up. Through our trusted expertise, we can help to fit your design into your budget without hassle.

There are so many different areas of the building process which can affect costs, and so planning around it properly is critical.

While overall size will be a major factor in your spend, the kind of materials you use and the level of specification you require will also play a significant part.

Understanding your lifestyle requirements is an important consideration before beginning the design process. You really don’t want your budget to affect the quality of your home, so you need a dedicated team who can expertly manage the design and budget process to work together flawlessly.

Knowing what you want is only part of the pre-design process. Understanding how far your budget will stretch to cover this wish-list is important to understand. As building your luxury home is an entirely customised experience, our team of experts can walk you through the process, maximizing your budget potential.

Your Builder

Once your vision is clear and the design has been set down on paper, it is time to start the building process. The builder of your dream home can make or break your custom home experience. Dealing with our experienced, multi-award winning professionals allows you peace of mind during what can be a complex building procedure.

At Seacrest Homes, we set the ultimate standard in designing and building Perth’s best custom homes. Our passion, commitment to excellence in service and satisfying our customers every need is evident in the beauty, luxury and complete sophistication of all our completed homes.

Our homes are all built with the highest quality standards in check. We ensure every project we take on showcases the kind of standards which one would expect from a top-class team. This is enforced through our all-around dedication and passion.

When it comes to luxury custom homes tips, the greatest one of all would be to work with a team that you can trust. This is why so many Perth residents living in luxury decided to use Seacrest Homes to make their dream become a reality.

The Perfect Luxury Theatre

If you’re a fan of watching films at the cinema, you’ll understand why a theatre is a different kind of experience. Watching something on the big screen in the comfort of a reclining chair is just so much better than looking at small screens like a laptop or a small television.

But what if you didn’t have to go out to do this and could recreate a luxury theatre experience in the comfort of your own home?

Whether you’ve got a family and you’d like to create the perfect movie night for you and your loved ones, or you’re looking forward to a romantic date night, having a cinematic experience in your own home is absolutely possible.

It might not be something that the average home can offer, but with the right team of designers and quality craftsmen, incorporating a luxury theatre into your next home is an achievable dream.

Luxury Theatre Design

There are so many different elements that go into the construction of an in-house luxury theatre. With our experience in designing a variety of indoor spaces, we can help you cover them all and create a comfortable space that you can look forward to spending quality relaxation time in.

Accents

Seating is one of the main features of a home theatre. Supportive and comfortable reclining cinema chairs in your choice of favourite materials are paramount. Even shopping for them is an indulgence !

Quality audio-visual equipment is also essential in this kind of space. Working with Perth’s best experts in the field, we can advise you on how to incorporate the latest in technology that is perfect for your space, your needs and your budget.

Our in-house craftsmen can also provide ideas on the best furniture and decor to create a sleek and uncluttered interior with consideration for room acoustics.

Spacing

Spaciousness is another key element when it comes to designing and building this type of entertainment area. A public cinema experience can often only offer cramped, uncomfortable seating with minimal legroom and freedom of mobility.

In your own cinema, you can customise the space to sit where you like, or move around as you like. You could even take personalised design to another level and design seating arrangements to suit your own particular preferences.

Style

Incorporating a custom luxury theatre into your own home doesn’t need to feel like a huge addition to your living space. With our expertise in designing tasteful and sophisticated homes, a home theatre can be integrated seamlessly into your overall concept.

We encourage our clients to express their own personal style and ideas in the design of all of their interior spaces, and this kind of recreational area is no different. See this as an extension of your living room, and a space that is even more comfortable and amenable to relaxing and enjoying a night in.

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Bar

One of the things about going out to a public cinema is that you’re also limited in your choice of food and beverages. Of course, there are luxury private cinemas, but it’s still not the same as being able to eat and drink exactly what you want in the comfort of your own home.

Imagine being able to fix yourself and your guests their favourite drinks at your own cinema bar !

A custom luxury home theatre doesn’t have to be all about sitting quietly in the dark. With the right kind of design, a bar can provide you with an area for socialising within the same space.

Lighting

Lighting is of the utmost importance when designing an in-house cinema space. Being able to switch between the darkness required for the film and the light needed before & after, helps to create the right ambience.

Other considerations can include bar lighting (if required), mood lighting and subtle step/ hazard lighting if you have tiered seating.

Gaming & Media

Nothing decent to watch? Setting up your home theatre with your preference of console is just one example of providing an active alternative for the whole family.

Instead of being buried in the study or taking over the living room TV, the use of your home theatre as a gaming or multi-media space is a practical alternative.

Many would consider a home theatre to be an under-utilised space and therefore, a want rather than a need. For today’s modern technological lifestyle however, the home theatre can bring together many modern forms of media for all the family to enjoy.

Seacrest are the perfect luxury home designers to bring you the best home theatre and multi-media experience you could imagine.

We have designed and built innumerable homes incorporating theatres, and our various awards and accolades over the years attest to our solid track record of on-point design and focus on customer satisfaction.

We pride ourselves on working together with our clients to meet all of their expectations, which includes creating enjoyable leisure spaces in their homes, like a luxury theatre.

Working together, we can build on your foundational ideas, incorporating this kind of living area perfectly into your own home design. All you need to do is share your vision and provide us with the direction as to your personal style preferences.

We’d love to help you create a fun and relaxing environment in your personal space, with all of the modern amenities you could ask for, now and into the future.

Get in touch

Get in touch with us to set up a private viewing of one of our show homes, so that we can provide a real-life example of what kind of experience we can create for you, in person.

The Perfect Luxury Kitchen

The perfect luxury kitchen forms the hub of a great home. It’s the space where everyone converges at a party, where the family descends upon to fuel up for the day, and the meeting point to discuss the days turn of events. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and there will be so many special memories made in and around it.

This is why we think that every kitchen deserves some luxury attention. As a room that so much of your life at home revolves around, shouldn’t it be as wonderful a place as it can be ? Never a day goes by without your kitchen being put to considerable use, so why not create a space that is as luxurious as it is practical, stylish and functional.

Creating your own custom luxury kitchen can be intimidating at first. You will need a solid understanding of what you need from everything. Here is our guide to help you to make your dream kitchen become a reality.

Luxury Design

Some kitchens are purely functional spaces without love or special attention put into their design. With a little thought (and a bit of expert advice), a practical kitchen can also be a luxury kitchen with that extra level of attention to detail and sophistication.

Having a well-designed and thought out space is the first step to creating the gourmet chef’s kitchen / social hub of your dreams.

Accents

Deciding on your kitchen’s colour scheme and overall look can set the tone for the rest of your home. You will need to make sure that all colours, materials and surfaces compliment each other and work harmoniously together.

When planning your dream kitchen, think of how each aspect will work together. Will you be using timber or laminate? tiles or glass? natural or man-made benchtops ?

The different accents you finish your kitchen with will also need to be complimentary. This includes appliances, furniture, floors, and any other major focal point. Your luxury kitchen starts with smart use of accents.

Spacing

Your kitchen needs to look good but it also needs to feel good. The layout and spacing of your kitchen design will set the entire feel for the room.

Today, kitchen layouts generally favour an open plan design. This helps to create an accessible space that really acts as the central hub of the household utilizing a well-placed island bench, often concealing the practicalities of a regular kitchen in a scullery space.

Where you place the different amenities and appliances in your kitchen needs to be done with some thought too. Researching the ‘kitchen work triangle’ is a practical starting point to understand this concept.

Figuring out your bench space requirements, the correct ergonomic height of cupboards and appliances, the amount of storage required and the distance between amenities will make a huge difference in your design. Ultimately it will change the way your luxury kitchen functions and feels.

Style

The style of your kitchen often comes down to your personal taste. Whatever style you choose, it is important to match each component of your luxury kitchen faithfully to this style, setting the tone for the rest of your home.

Maybe you want to go for a clean, modern look, or for a more rustic, vintage style. There is so much room to style the space exactly as you would like, ensuring your colours and materials, fixtures, fittings, furniture and appliances are complimentary to your chosen style. Let your personal style shine through !

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Once you have figured out the general design that you want, you will need to pay some attention to the smaller details. There are so many aspects that go into building a luxury kitchen, but understanding the devil in the detail is as important as the big ticket items.

Islands

Islands are an amazing way to add extra bench and storage space to your kitchen without completely closing off the room. If you are going for an open plan kitchen, then using an island to add some separation can do wonders for your room.

Your kitchen island will act as a space to prepare food, to eat, storing the most important kitchen accessories and appliances and many other essentials. The island really becomes the heart of your kitchen, so consider some nice comfy stools around it as you’ll probably spend plenty of time here.

Lighting

A great kitchen requires a great all-round lighting solution. Often, the times you spend here will early or late in the day, so good ambient and task lighting is essential.

Firstly, focus on what kind of natural lighting you can get into the room. The more natural lighting that can be achieved, the better. By better design, you can avoid the kitchen being the deepest darkest corner of the house.

Natural lighting will always need to be complemented by appropriate general and task lighting, avoiding shadowing of work spaces and glare over more social spaces.

Your light fittings can become a major feature of the space. You can use lights to embellish the theme and feel of your kitchen, adding the finishing touch to your chosen style. There are many different options available and be sure to understand your colour and intensity requirements also.

Creative Cupboards

Cupboard space has long been considered not much more than a practical necessity, but with clever thought and understanding of the possibilities, you can utilize every little nook available, by including the appropriate accessories.

Think about how your cupboards will open, what will need to go where, whether they slide or pivot, have handles or not, and what finish will achieve your desired look. Well thought out cupboards add a great deal to the end result.

Seacrest Can Create The Perfect Luxury Kitchen for Your Home and Family

There is a reason that Seacrest Homes are such an award-winning, well-respected company. We design some of Perth’s best luxury residences, fulfilling all our clients wishes along the way.

With a focus on craftsmanship, attention to detail and a dedicated passion for what we do, your dreams are our reality. If you want to take the kitchen in your next project to the next level, then Seacrest Homes can do it for you.

The Perfect Luxury Bedroom

If you desire to create the perfect place to retreat from the world and escape the stresses of modern city living, a custom designed and built luxury bedroom in your next home could the answer.

Take some time to think about what that would look like. A spacious layout and attention to detail in every aspect. A peaceful, self-contained sanctuary. Effortless flow from one area to another. A tub to soak in or a shower with a view ? Mood lighting. A walk-in dressing room. Beautifully curated design elements, artwork and furnishings placed with considered intent.

All of these elements and more are possible, because designing your own custom luxury bedroom means you can have everything you need to create the private living space of your dreams.

If a supremely comfortable bed facing onto an intentionally-orientated view isn’t enough, imagine what you can do when you’re able to play a key role in designing everything else yourself?

All of this and more is possible if you have the vision. All you need is the award-winning team of designers and in-house craftsmen to assist you.

Luxury Bedroom Design

Space

Spaciousness is a key part of the design of a luxury bedroom. A cramped, dark room is no place to escape the rigours of the daily grind.

However, we know that both openness and privacy are essential too, the trick being a careful balance of both elements.

Accents

With accents like lighting, you can create the ideal ambience for a quiet night spent reading in bed, or a romantic night spent luxuriating in the comfort of a warm bubble bath surrounded by soft lighting.

Consideration of combining soft mood lighting with task lighting for washing, dressing and make-up for example helps to provide the perfect complete lighting solution.

Achieving the maximum expression your own personal style is also something we have also succeeded in doing with all of our clients.

We know that a standard design or approach doesn’t work for everyone, especially when it comes to the intimacy of your own bedroom. All our clients have unique tastes and priorities, and lifestyle preferences can range from the quiet and sedate to the more socially-oriented. All requiring their own consideration.

Style

Whatever your choice in style, working with the Seacrest homes team allows your dreams to proceed to the next level of contemporary sophistication. Working with you to build your perfect luxury bedroom retreat, an essential part of any home.

Starting with a blank canvas or any of our award-winning designs, we can combine yours and our ideas to create the perfect solution. Tip: a picture is worth a thousand words. Meeting with our designer with a scrapbook of images helps us to understand the look and feel of your vision. A lamp shade here, a throw rug there… It all goes into the mix to define your perfect space.

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Balcony

A custom luxury bedroom may not be just about the interior decor, or the ensuite. It can also about the inter-leading areas and spaces that extend into outdoor areas.

Often, the dream includes waking up to the sunrise and a cool sea breeze coming in from the attached balcony, or looking out onto a splendid view in the comfort of your dressing gown, in complete privacy. Just the kind of bliss you should feel when waking up in your own luxury bedroom.

Entertainment

If you’re more interested in the kinds of technology you can include in the interior, entertainment also doesn’t have to be too far away either. With various ways to incorporate televisions and connected music systems throughout your home, you can extend your entertainment area to the comfort of your own bedroom too.

For many, the simple joy of relaxing in peace after a long day, browsing the latest TV series or blockbuster movie from a carefully concealed pop-up or drop-down screen in the privacy of your own personal luxury suite may fit the bill perfectly for evening down time or unwinding before bed.

Dressing

With ample storage space and all of the items you could wish for conveniently placed within reach, you’ll be perfectly prepared to pamper yourself and dress up for a night out on the town.

An abundance of closet and display space for all of your clothes, accessories and other personal effects, completes your perfect luxury dressing room.

Extra Features

Our multi-award winning luxury home ‘Mirage’ is complete with automated blinds, hidden shelving, 18 head programmable shower system, concealed venting, no-touch door systems and more. Just some of the potential ideas for your luxury master suite.

Renovate vs Knock Down

You may have just purchased a property in need of major refurbishment, have outgrown yours or are wanting to modify your existing house.

When you are considering how you want the future of this to look and are imagining your dream home, it’s sometimes difficult to know whether simply renovating this house is the best use of your time and money.

Depending on the scope of what you want to achieve and the features you have in mind, sometimes completing knocking down the property and rebuilding from scratch is more cost and time effective. Often, luxury builds are the easiest way to achieve your visions.

Achieve Luxury Builds Through Renovation or Knock Down Renovate

Renovating your building brings the property around to a better state if its in need of repair or has been neglected. Typically, this would be small scale changes to fix issues or make non-invasive cosmetic changes.

Adjusting the electrics, or replacing tired carpets and repainting may be sufficient for a home that needs some attention and may be a good short-term solution.

Similarly, if the property holds heritage, historical value or character that you wish to keep, renovating and restoring the property to bring it back to life while enhancing its features will be the most appropriate direction. Sometimes, the building may actually be listed, which means its integrity is protected which limits the owners to restoring and renovation only.

Often, renovation is considered a less expensive option for homeowners as the layout of the property won’t necessarily be altered and if you have skills and time on your hands, this may indeed be the case. If you are happy with the layout, size and aspects, enhancing it cosmetically may be sufficient.

However, a renovation project that runs on may actually incur further costs and ultimately, working with a set room configuration gives limitations for achieving high-quality luxury builds.

Limitations of Renovation

Having to work around an existing footprint and shell means that the design is limited. Really, this means compromising on your dream home.

This means specific requirements and visions for luxury builds may not be able to be achieved to the high standard that was hoped for. This is because the property’s existing layout or structural requirements are limiting factors to achieving the desired end result.

For this very same reason, the design stage of a renovation when working with an existing layout can take longer. Ultimately this may make it more expensive than designing from the ground up.

Unfortunately, when renovating a home, some issues are hidden until work begins. It is only when previously unseen problems, structural issues or concealed features are uncovered that the costs are then added.

It is also important to consider the longer term return on investment. The upfront, secondary and hidden costs of renovation may not be representative of the house’s value after work has been completed. The investment into a property may not always be obvious from the renovation as it is often restoring it to a functioning home or improving it cosmetically.

A rebuild, however, offers more controlled costs and can make the best use of the plot and may significantly increase the value in the future.

Knock Down

These issues aren’t a concern when considering the luxury builds route. By starting afresh, there are a lot more opportunities and a lot fewer limitations to achieving your dream home.

It grants freedom. A new house can be designed by what you and your family’s personal needs and lifestyle choices are, and not dictated by the shell and layout of the existing house.

Knocking down and rebuilding utilises the full potential of the land it sits on.

For example, a very common initial step in knocking down and designing a rebuild is actually re-orientating the property in order to make full use of the area and what it has the potential to offer. Maybe the previous property didn’t face the best way to make use of the morning sun for an alfresco breakfast or the bedrooms faced a noisy road.

Often, rebuilding a home on the same plot will produce a larger home by looking at the plot and seeing the best use of its space and shape. 

Cost wise, contrary to misconceptions, choosing to rebuild a home is often more cost-effective when considering the costs of a renovation which can often be unpredictable.

By knocking down and rebuilding the property, you can often benefit from a fixed cost project. By choosing Seacrest homes you will have all aspects of the project covered, from design and planning to the rebuild itself.

Seacrest Will Build Your Dream From The Bottom Up

At Seacrest Homes, we specialise in designing, planning and constructing luxury ground-up builds, tailored to our clients’ preferences.

We offer custom knockdowns of existing properties for those who already have a house and can also source a plot that is right for you, our client. Our service and packages encompass all aspects of the knockdown and build, which means that you will enjoy a smooth and professional stress-free process.

We have a dedicated team that hold a wealth of experience and skills. We work with our in-house designers, project managers, and tradespeople to produce unique and high-quality luxury builds.

Whilst we can design from scratch, we also offer a portfolio of high-quality standard designs which are all customisable themselves. You can view these on our portfolio page here. Either choice offers our clients a premier service and luxury builds oozing style with attention to detail at its core.

Seacrest’s team are industry leaders with experience in luxury custom builds. We have recently reached 25 years of membership to the Housing Industry of Australia.

Being responsible for some of Perth’s most well regarded new homes, we have received many awards throughout this portfolio, which recognise our flair for design and polished final builds.

Contact Seacrest to explore what you can achieve by rebuilding your home to realise your dream.

Keep Those Luxury Outdoor Areas Warm This Winter

View of chairs by fireplace in patio of a modern home

With winter around the corner, you never know when those chilly days are going to start rolling in. Most people will assume that this is the end of their outdoor luxury alfrescos, and they now need to pack it in for the cold weather ahead.

Whilst the colder months can make outdoor entertaining a bit less comfortable, there are several steps people can take to keep their luxury outdoor patios warm and toasty during winter. Heating features are available and will see to it that outdoor soirees are not spent huddled inside.

We believe that fresh air can be enjoyed throughout all the seasons, it is simply a case of being properly equipped to ward off the cold. From outdoor fireplaces and electric patio and outdoor gas heaters, your outdoor area will be warm throughout the year.

At Seacrest, we are dedicated to creating luxury outdoor patios that are versatile and can be enjoyed no matter the season. Whether a hot summers day or a brisk winter’s evening, we want your outdoor space to be equipped and ready to go.

Features to Warm Up Luxury Outdoor Patios

Outdoor Fireplace

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of keeping luxury outdoor patios warm, is an outdoor fireplace. Not only do open fireplaces create a wonderful romance when entertaining guests but they also create a warm atmosphere, perfect for social interactions.

Fireplaces add that extra sparkle to all luxury outdoor patios, they are desirable features that people who entertain and have big families seek out when buying or renting. As an added bonus, once the fireplace is installed, they tend to increase the overall value of the property too.

In terms of aesthetics, they are usually designed to be the focal point of your patio, perfect for family gatherings or intimate dinner parties. Naturally, they come in an array of styles, whether it be a closed glass furnace, or large gas or wood fireplace, the options are endless. 

When placed in an enclosed space surrounded by walls or canvas that keep out the bulk of the cold outside elements, you may even be forgiven for thinking that you are still indoors.

Professionally built fireplaces can be designed to complement the style of your home. With a variety of styles, colours and designs, you will not be limited when trying to keep your outdoor spaces warm this winter.

Electric Patio Heaters

When looking for less permanent solutions to keep luxury backyards warm during winter, electric patio heaters may be a suitable option. While they may not be as aesthetically pleasing or provide as much warmth as an open fireplace, they are still effective.

Unlike fireplaces which are permanent fixtures, electric patio heaters enable you to select the areas of your outdoor space that you would like to heat.

The more basic units come in a variety of shapes, sizes and strengths, ranging from tabletop to free-standing and hanging.

For those who want something a little more advanced with a slightly sleeker look, there are advanced eclectic patio heaters that look like floor lamps, adding to your home’s overall luxury aesthetic.

Electric patio heaters are a good choice for those looking to find a portable heating solution on their luxury outdoor patios as they can be moved to exactly where they are needed. They are especially useful in situations where you want to entertain outside on short notice. Simply plug them in and place around the exterior as you see fit – your patio will be ready to entertain.

You can also find electric patio heaters that are designed to look very similar to fireplaces. Therefore, for those who want to maintain the traditional fireplace aesthetic with a more subtle price tag or less permanence of the feature, this is a solution. All you need is multiple outdoor electric power sources to supply the power, and you have a brilliant moveable source of heat for your winter gatherings.

Heat Strips

There are now new ranges of stylish, high-intensity electric panel heaters that are becoming more popular. They are slimline heating strips which are created to blend in and match the colours of the walls or ceilings they are mounted onto.

Their luxury design is ideal for outdoor patios and alfresco dining areas where you do not want to lose space to heating elements and appliances. They do require some minimal hard wiring, so expert placement is crucial.

What is unique about heat strips is the fact that they can be placed out of sight. They are able to blend seamlessly into your home’s luxury exterior while providing your outside space with warmth.

Outdoor Gas Heaters

The most common choice when heating outside is an outdoor gas heater.

Most outdoor gas heaters are portable and relatively easy to use once you have successfully connected the gas supply bottle. They burn a form of natural gas, ensuring your outdoor spaces are toasty during the colder months.

Gas heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including tabletop and floor heaters. This means that you are not limited in choice when selecting an appropriate heater to suit your outdoor space.

Depending on the size of your outdoor area, you may want to invest in multiple outdoor gas heaters. Once the warmer months arrive and you are done using your outdoor gas heater, you can move it into storage to maximize your space again.

Outdoor gas heaters are a popular choice given the wide variety of options available on the market. You will never be limited by size or style, allowing you to easily find one that fits your homes luxury look. Most have a healthy lifespan, ensuring that family and friends enjoy countless memories together in their luxury outdoor patios.

At Seacrest Homes, we focus on the permanent design solutions as that is our specialty. With a team of expert tradesmen and fitters, we can help you to conceptualise and bring your dream outdoor luxury patio and fireplace to life. Contact us for a consultation to design the space of your dreams.

Classic VS Modern Luxury Windows

If your eyes are the windows to the soul, then your luxury windows are an important feature of your custom home.

While luxury classic windows are known for serving as elegant, rich focal points in many breathtaking custom-build homes, luxury modern windows have the ability to melt seamlessly into the sharp and clean design of contemporary homes. 

No matter your preference, Seacrest Homes will be able to deliver the perfect windows for your home.

Classic Luxury Windows Design

Drawing from an infinite well of historic architecture, classic windows are often seen as an accentuating addition in admired, perennial home designs. However, they work just as well serving as a commemoration of past architectural styles in contemporary residences.

Components Of Classic Designs

What truly sets traditional luxury windows apart is their strong affinity for larger frames. However, their size has also been known to affect the layout required to ensure adequate lighting and fresh air circulation.

In the past, designers would often insert more classic windows to ensure bright, open spaces. As a result, rooms would heat up at a rapid pace in summer months, leading homeowners to install multiple air conditioners in every room.

In modern times, we now have the benefit of enjoying both classic and contemporary window styles in equal measure. By effortlessly merging classic window designs with modern technological advances, you can still go for an ageless design without having to compensate with a high electric bill.

We now rely on scientifically backed architectural knowledge that has helped us to create superior glass solutions. These energy efficient glass products can help you to regulate temperatures in heavily windowed rooms with ease. So even if you are leaning towards a more traditional look, you can still enjoy the advantages of the 21st century.

Bigger window frames and mullions often seen in classic window designs are almost ornamental in nature. After deciding on a custom-designed wooden or metal framework, it is important to take your time when choosing the best accent colour for your window frames. When done right, this can significantly accentuate the exterior colour palette of your home.

Popular Classic Luxury Windows

Classically designed windows offer a broad range of appealing options. However, the most popular choice includes rambler, farmhouse or bungalow styled double hung windows.

Although double hung windows are also available in a more modern style, this design had humble beginnings which some people still prefer to this day.

Another favourite is Victorian sash windows which are often accompanied with a bow window display. This outward pointing window display can make for an excellent readers’ nook and centrepiece to your front lawn. For a unique accent piece, an antique stained window may be a suitable option.

As a covering for classic windows, contemporary curtains, light shades or heavy draping all adequately fit the bill. Filtering cellular shades might be able to block out most of the sunlight, but if you want to stick to a more classic style then light shades or heavy draping is more fitting.

Modern Design

Being quite large and mostly rectangular in shape, modern windows emanate a subtle elegance and gives off a broadening illusion that makes rooms appear bigger than they actually are.

Components Of Modern Designs

Unlike classic designs, modern windows can also create a sense of unison between your immediate internal and external environment. The absence or minimal incorporation of mullions in contemporary window design allows for a truly transparent view which increases the overall spaciousness of your home.

Seeing as custom-built modern windows are larger in size, they often connect big areas to each other. This is especially evident when making use of sliding glass doors that act as a transparent divider between outside patios and living room areas.

The sheer size of modern windows allows for more light to enter a room. This significantly reduces the need for any number of windows and rather calls on strategic placement instead.

By being able to place windows so that they maximise lighting without increasing the room’s temperature, you can stay true to the contemporary and minimalistic style throughout your house.


A popular add-on that you can apply to all windows in your home includes window glaze and low-E coatings. Both of these modifiers will help your windows to reduce their heat loss. However, if you are more of a traditionalist then modern cellular shades will be able to accomplish the same task.

Popular Modern Luxury Windows

At the moment, floor to ceiling window displays are in high demand due to their sharp-edged style and ability to invite huge amounts of light into any room. However, if you need consistent lighting in a relatively big area then a skylight might be a better solution for you.

If you want to play around with your structural layout then asymmetrical window designs may be fitting. However, if practicality is on the forefront when it comes to your design priorities, then sliding windows will be able to give you more functionality.

Seacrest Will Guide You To The Correct Look And Feel For Your Classic or Modern Designed Luxury Dream Home

Whether you prefer the nostalgic ambience of classically designed windows, or the crisp clean lines of modern skylights, at Seacrest we deliver luxury custom windows to all our clients. Our team consists of leading experts who only utilise the best possible products for each project we take on.

In addition to excellent product sourcing, we also take your unique lifestyle and needs into consideration when mapping out the design of your luxury windows. By incorporating your ideas and recommendations into the planning and execution of your renovation or building process, we are able to work together holistically from the very first briefing.

If you are unsure where to begin, we can advise and provide you with a concept sketch right through to 3D visuals so you can zone in on what ultimately works for you. Contact Seacrest for expert advice or to arrange a quote for your unique design needs regarding modern of classic luxury windows.

Build Luxury With Extended Family In Mind

In today’s day and age, everyone is searching for their own kind of luxury. Whether it’s a guest room or bathroom, living space, or your entire home, Seacrest Homes will help you create a unique and luxurious space suited to you and your extended family.

With the busy day-to-day life of the average Australian, having a custom luxury guest room that is equipped with all the right resources is a must and can provide a wide variety of benefits to you and your family. We believe that your home is a space that should be enjoyed by your loved ones, for as long as they might need.

Whether it’s Grandma and Grandpa coming in for a few weeks or that family barbeque you’ve been planning with your out-of-town relatives, having space to accommodate them comfortably is a necessity and we want to help you create it.

At Seacrest Homes, our goal is to help you build the perfect space. Our contemporary solutions are customized to meet your every requirement. We truly believe that with the right design, we can create the perfect guest room for friends or family to visit for extended periods. We want to help create the luxury space of your dreams.

Luxury Guest Room

When creating a luxury guest room, it is important to know what you want and what will suit both your home and your guests perfectly. Here you will take us through your vision and help us better understand what you are looking for. At Seacrest, we believe that optimising the space and utilising it in a unique and effective way is crucial in creating a free-flowing, luxury guest room.

Having family living with, or visiting you, for longer periods of times can be great but can also mean that your space can sometimes be encroached upon. Living under the same roof can sometimes be hard… and that’s where we come in. We will ensure that the space meets your requirements, and allows your guests to move freely without intruding on each other’s privacy.

For your luxury guest room we have one thing in mind – space! We want to create a luxury retreat for your family and a home away from home. We will create a unique space based on your vision, including a luxury guest ensuite and a luxury bathroom. Our goal is to ensure your guests will feel right at home, whilst still maintaining your homes privacy and all round comfort and luxurious aesthetic.

Guest Spacing

With any home improvement, space is of utmost importance. To give you the luxurious feel you require, your space has to be used correctly. We understand that your home is where the magic happens. From sophisticated soirées to afternoon barbeques with the family, your home should embody your spirit and your love for family.

Cooking and Dining Areas To Accommodate The Family

If you are someone who loves hosting, then let us create you a unique luxury dining room perfect for those dazzling dinner parties. And if you are a culinary whizz who enjoys cooking up a storm, let us create a dynamic luxury kitchen ideal for those family dinners where the guest list always seems to be growing. 

We want you to be able to host your family and friends with ease, in a luxurious home ready for entertaining. Our goal is to understand you and your family to help create the perfect spaces needed to entertain them.

Outdoor Space To Entertain

For those who enjoy outdoor time with the family, let us modify your outdoor spaces and create something luxurious for your family gatherings. We aim to create unique spaces that are ready to be used, no matter the occasion or the number of guests.

At Seacrest, we understand the value of family and the importance of spending quality time together. Our goal is to take your dream space and turn it into a luxurious haven fit for a king or queen. By working closely with you, we will help turn your dream home into a reality.

Seacrest Can Provide The Perfect Mix of Welcoming and Private in Regards to your Valued House Guests

Seacrest’s Dynamic Designs

Our award-winning company focuses on creating unique and dynamic designs, suited to your every need. We want to create a home that is the perfect mix of luxury and cozy, combining elegance with comfort. Ultimately, we want to take your dream home and turn it into a reality, creating something that will stand the test of time.

We will help you create a home that you are proud to invite people to, a luxury space that is made for chic cocktail parties and grand family celebrations.

Enjoy Privacy and Space

We understand that while you want to host your extended family and friends as much as possible, you also do not want to lose your valuable private time with your immediate family. We truly believe that one should not be at the expense of the other.

Our luxury homes are created to incorporate all the unique aspects of open-plan homes while maintaining the privacy you are used to. Think en-suite guest bathroom or separate theatre so that everyone has the freedom to move around and enjoy the space without getting on top of each other.

At Seacrest, we will help you achieve that unique balance, modifying your home to tick all of these boxes. With our luxury guest rooms, your guests will have access to all the necessary amenities they need without having to constantly ask for your assistance.  This will enable you to host your extended family or friends at any time of the year, while still managing to maintain your day-to-day life and privacy with no disturbances.

Our goal at Seacrest is to help you find the perfect balance between comfort, design, and aesthetic. We want to take your vision and bring it to life, creating a luxury space that you are proud to invite your friends and family to.

Add The Luxury Outdoor Features Of Your Dreams

Bridging the gap between your home’s features and your family’s enjoyment can create a multitude of benefits. Envision hot summer months spent dipping into your own crystal clear blue pool, or ending off a long day at work with a family barbeque to spend time with the people who matter the most. There truly is no place like home.

With a few effective transitions, you can transform your home’s exterior into an outside haven. By adding various luxury outdoor features you can transform your backyard into a timeless design feature that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

It is a value add all round. By remodelling your outdoor space, you can create a luxury feel which adds to your home’s overall aesthetic and simultaneously increases its overall value.

At Seacrest, we understand the importance of a luxury outdoor entertaining space and the value it can add to your home and to your life. With the right combination of versatile outdoor features as well as a unique design, you can create the perfect outdoor space ideal for spending quality time with the family.

Luxury Outdoor Features For Your Home

Outdoor Luxury Kitchens and Dining

One of the main luxury outdoor features that come to mind when thinking of alfresco outdoor space is an outdoor kitchen.

Like their traditional counterparts, luxury outdoor kitchens create a space where families can come together. Whether you are spending a family Sunday in the pool or having a barbeque for your friends, an outdoor kitchen gives you the freedom to enjoy everyone’s company while preparing and cooking the food.

Every kitchen deserves love and attention as it is the place that much of your home life revolves around. No day goes by without the family spending time in this room, so why not create a unique outside area that is both luxurious and as functional as your traditional kitchen?

There is no need to be limited in terms of the design or appliances you can use in your outside cooking space either. As long as it is undercover for protection from the elements, the options are endless. You can still expect to be able to utilise fridges, grills, basins, garbage disposals and more.

In fact, there will be room to add exciting appliances such as a pizza oven or smoker that you would not typically house inside.  

By adding these luxury outdoor features, you will be creating an extension of your living space. This will build in a natural flow between your indoor and outdoor living and entertainment areas, giving you the option to host your friends and family where it is most comfortable.

Create a Space To Eat Out In All Seasons

Enjoy a sophisticated dinner party outside with a view of the pool to enjoy Australia’s blissful summer evenings. Alternatively, cozy up outside with your guests next to the wonderful outdoor fireplace in winter.

Though many might say that summertime is the season for spending outdoors, with the right luxury outdoor features you will be able to cook and entertain, easily, throughout the year.

Luxury Pools and Entertaining

Well-designed luxury pools are a fantastic addition to any dream home. Not only is a pool a place for the family to come together on hot summer days, but a well-designed pool can also be a piece of art that contributes to and complements the aesthetics and value of your home.

During the summer months, it provides entertainment and a social space for the family to enjoy. During winter, enjoy the soothing sound of a water feature next to it or the illumination of lights in the clear water at night to provide a hotel-like feel.

The right pool design will transform your backyard into the ultimate oasis.  Your pool design can be anything from an infinity pool to unique shapes mimicking natural formations. Ultimately, modern design and technology guarantee your pool can be anything you want it to be. You can include luxury features such as unique indoor and outdoor pool transitions, cut-away sides, and landscaping and organic shapes.

By integrating your pool seamlessly with your outdoor area, you will create the perfect space for entertaining. By connecting your luxury kitchen to your pool area with seamless transitioning, you can ensure that you are in close proximity to your guests and family while preparing a meal.

No outside space is complete without a bar where you can entertain and spend time with your friends. With all your luxury outdoor features tastefully designed into one entertainment area, you can enjoy connecting with the people that matter and make lasting memories together.

Seacrest’s Personalised Custom Property Experience

At Seacrest, we believe that blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living creates a unique and luxurious atmosphere in your home.

By combining the calming elements of the outdoors with the everyday convenience of the indoor, you can create your own little oasis. An oasis that is ready for family gatherings and dazzling dinner parties.

Our goal is to offer you pioneering design and technology, to help you create an outdoor space that is suited to your family’s needs and lifestyle. We want to create a space that mirrors your home’s aesthetic while being innovative and unique.

By understanding your taste and preferences and combining them with our expertise, we can help you seamlessly blend your indoor and outdoor life. Our team of talented experts will work side by side with you from start to finish, guaranteeing a unique state-of-the-art luxury outdoor area which is ready for you to entertain.

Contact Our Award Winning Team For A Consultation

We are committed to creating luxury outdoor areas that are distinctive, creative, and most importantly, luxurious. We want your outdoor space to be as versatile and functional as your indoor space, allowing you to cook and entertain in the same way, with no effort on your part.

Our award-winning team has years of experience in the design and construction industry, and we have just recently reached 25 years of membership with the Housing Industry of Australia. Contact us today to help you add in the features which will create the dream outdoor area for your home.