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Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2024

Top 5 Home Design Trends for 2024

Say goodbye to stark lines and chilly minimalism. This year’s home design trends are all about connection, softness and personalised spaces. Think sprawling open-air terraces blurring into living rooms, textured layers that invite touch and serene corners dedicated to...

The Importance of Builder-Architect Collaboration During Your Build

The Importance of Builder-Architect Collaboration During Your Build

One of the most dominant myths in the residential construction industry is that you should start your building journey with an architect and then once you have plans, engage a builder. While this is very possible, it’s not the best way of ensuring the success of your...

Navigating Heritage Regulations: A Guide for Homeowners

Navigating Heritage Regulations: A Guide for Homeowners

Heritage homes are charming dwellings that give us a glimpse into our local history. But alongside their architectural marvel, they often play a significant role in the fabric of our community.  They represent important moments in history and tell stories of...

Designing Modern Interiors in Heritage Homes

Designing Modern Interiors in Heritage Homes

Heritage homes are incredible time capsules that are sought after for their grandeur and sentimental charm. While their architectural elements may be timeless, their functionality may require some updating. A challenge that can often arise is how to preserve your...

How a Heritage Overlay Can Affect Your Home Renovation

How a Heritage Overlay Can Affect Your Home Renovation

A heritage overlay is a planning control tool used in Victoria to protect and conserve places of cultural and historical significance. Formally recognised by the Heritage Register, a heritage overlay can apply to residential and commercial dwellings and various...

Preserving Heritage Architecture: The Art of Façade Restoration

Preserving Heritage Architecture: The Art of Façade Restoration

Façade restoration is an art form with a simple aim – to breathe new life into a home while staying true to its original design intent and craftsmanship. When done well, a heritage restoration can bring your home into the modern day and provide a unique opportunity to...

How to Research the History of Your Heritage Home

How to Research the History of Your Heritage Home

Whether it's been in your family for years or a new purchase with the intention of renovation, a heritage home displays a sense of timelessness from high-pitched ceilings to ornate features and the journey continues after restoration. Now is the time to embark on...

Why it Pays to Choose a Specialist Builder

Why it Pays to Choose a Specialist Builder

When it comes to building your dream home or carrying out a renovation, you want to ensure that the construction work is of the highest quality, completed on time and within budget. This is why it pays to choose a specialist builder like Secon Constructions, who has...

Project Feature: Hawthorn

Project Feature: Hawthorn

We are delighted to showcase our latest work in Hawthorn East. With this home, our client wanted to extend the rear of the home, while restoring the magnificent heritage façade to highlight its key attributes. We couldn't be prouder of the end result! As experts in...

How Much Does It Cost To Restore a Heritage Home?

How Much Does It Cost To Restore a Heritage Home?

Heritage homes are a significant and well-loved part of our culture and history, especially in Melbourne with our vibrant and historic buildings. And for some of us who are lucky enough to own one, there’s nothing quite like making these heritage homes feel like our...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Your Heritage Home to Suit Modern Family Living

Here’s what you’ll discover in our guide: