Author Archives: Gal Opatovsky

basement

Breaking Ground on Basements in Australia in 2020

Large, multi-room well-lit spaces aren’t exactly what first comes to mind when you think of a basement. But with shrinking land sizes and residential zone height restrictions, more and more people are opting to build down instead of compromising on the design of their dream home. This is changing the way we think about basements […]

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Uniquely you: bringing your dream home to life

Everyone has an idea about what their dream home will look like, how the design will create a story of who they are, reflecting their personality and lifestyle. Building a new home is the perfect opportunity to make that dream home come true, ensuring it is uniquely you and a true extension of yourself. Here, […]

teen's room

Designing a home with teenagers in mind

The needs of the family change as children develop into teenagers, and taking this into consideration when designing and building your new home will help to ensure family harmony is maintained during the adolescent years. Here, we’ll look at design elements to keep teenagers and the family happy, while also ensuring your home remains practical […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

Over the many decades that our family has been working in the field of design and construction, we have seen some of the most remarkable moments in the history of our marvellous city. Our family has always been able to make the most of circumstances, whether they have been good or bad. We now find […]

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Keeping it simple with modern architecture

When considering the style you want to build your new house, it is a common mistake to get the modern and contemporary styles confused. If you’re wanting a style that reflects current architecture, contemporary is the descriptor you want to use. If the style you’re after is reflected in houses from the mid to late […]

classical architecture

Inspired by ancient European empires: classical architecture

Instilling a sense of boldness, as well as humility, contemplation and intellect, classical architecture brings a unique aesthetic inspired by ancient European civilisations. With distinct and striking elements setting this style apart from others and making it instantly recognisable, it provides the perfect inspiration for those looking for a more traditional look and feel for […]

Emphasising Individuality: Making Contemporary Architecture Your Own

Reflecting the style of the moment, contemporary architecture borrows elements from its architectural predecessor modern design. It takes the elements that worked and fixes those that didn’t, to create a style that is clean, simple and emphasises a connection with the outdoors. By allowing architects and home builders to pick and choose the desired characteristics, […]

Embracing the Casual Elegance of French Provincial

For those looking for inspiration when designing their new home, the casual elegance of French provincial is a popular architecture style that you can draw from. Here, we take a look at the history of this style and common characteristics to help inspire you when considering the design of your new home. History of French […]

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Grollo Homes Awarded for Display of Excellence

Grollo Homes has taken out five titles for its custom designed Mont Albert show home, Floating Forms, at the 2019 Excellence in Housing Awards and the 2019 HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, which celebrate exceptional craftsmanship and building excellence in Victoria’s residential sector. Acknowledged for distinction The 2019 Excellence in Housing […]

feng shui

Designing a Home for Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient form of Chinese art and science, and for those who believe in the practice, incorporating its principles in the design of their new home is important to allow good energy to flow through the house and promote good fortune. When undertaking such a build, it is important to select an […]