Maximising Space and Efficiency in Custom Home Design
When it comes to designing a custom home, it is crucial for homeowners to consider all spaces in their house to maximise both space and efficiency. At Hall & Hart, we recognise the importance of capturing our clients' aspirations and needs from the very beginning of the design process.
Through our comprehensive Design Brief, we delve into the specific requirements and desires of our clients, allowing our talented designers to develop innovative solutions that optimise every inch in their homes.
By taking a holistic approach to design, we ensure that consideration is given to all areas. Our designers work closely with our clients to explore creative possibilities and transform these areas into functional and purposeful spaces. From broom closets to multipurpose rooms, our goal is to create a home that seamlessly integrates efficiency with aesthetic appeal.
Hall & Hart Interior Designer, Crystal Amesbury, is currently working on a range of captivating projects that showcase the remarkable potential hidden within underutilised spaces. From an elegant understair wine storage solution to a clutter-reducing and space-saving garage solution, Crystal takes us on a transformative journey where she showcases the power of design and crafts harmonious and efficient living spaces.
The Perfect Pairing: Custom Wine Storage Under Your Stairs
Discover the untapped potential of the underutilised space beneath your stairs as Crystal, unveils a stunning transformation. Say goodbye to the cluttered space or the neglected cupboard and welcome a stylish and functional wine storage haven into your home.
With a keen eye for design and practicality, Crstal adds a touch of elegance to the home while optimising space.
The under-stair location naturally provides a cooler environment, therefore making it an excellent choice for wine storage without the need for excessive energy consumption. For the true wine connoisseurs out there, clients can always take it further by implementing refrigeration or climate controlled systems.
“Optimising storage to personal needs allows a client to show their personality through customisation. A purpose-built fitout that has been carefully considered will elevate any house into a bespoke home. It’s these moments throughout that create both interest and convenience where perhaps previously there was none”. Says Crystal.
Creating a Decluttered Garage with Space-Saving Solutions
Imagine stepping into your garage and feeling a sense of calm and order instead of being greeted by a chaotic mess. With the right space-saving solution, you can transform your garage into a well-organised space where everything has its place, and finding what you need becomes effortless. The potential for reclaiming this sometimes forgotten space is waiting to be unleashed.
By implementing custom cabinetry and efficient organisation methods during the design phase of your build journey, you can declutter your garage and maximise its functionality. Utilise wall-mounted shelves, adjustable racks, and overhead storage to make the most of vertical space and keep your belongings off the floor.
No longer will you waste time searching for tools, sporting equipment, or seasonal decorations hidden amidst the clutter. Instead, you'll have a dedicated place for each item, making it a breeze to find what you're looking for and inspiring a sense of efficiency.
"Don't underestimate the potential of your garage space. With the right storage solutions and a commitment to organisation, you can unleash its full potential and transform it into a functional and clutter-free area" says Crystal.
From Chaos to Elegance: Designing the Perfect Mud Room for a Stylish and Organised Entryway
The mud room, often another overlooked area, holds immense potential for creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing entryway that sets the tone for your home. By incorporating decorative elements and thoughtful design, you can elevate this space into an elegant area that not only welcomes you home with open arms but also helps streamline your daily routines. With a well-designed mud room, coming home becomes a less stressful experience, and leaving the house becomes a more organised affair.
Decorative elements play a crucial role in transforming the mud room into an elegant space that the entire family will want to maintain. Crystal says "Thoughtfully chosen colors, textures, and materials can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider adding a bench with comfortable cushions, providing a convenient spot to sit while taking off shoes or boots. Wall hooks and shelves adorned with decorative accents not only add visual interest but also provide practical storage for coats, bags, and accessories. Incorporating vibrant artwork, mirrors, or a statement lighting fixture can further enhance the overall aesthetic and appeal of the space."
Instead of treating the mud room as an afterthought once you've moved into your home, consider investing in its design and organisation early in the process to create a space that seamlessly aligns with your lifestyle. By giving careful consideration to this area from the start, you can tailor it to your specific needs and streamline it to enhance your daily routines.
"During the design phase, envision how you and your family will use the mud room on a daily basis. Consider your current and potential storage requirements and incorporate customised solutions such as shelving units and designated hooks to accomodate these items efficiently." says Crystal.
A Holistic Approach to Design
The first step in your custom design journey is for our team to understand the vision for your custom home project, that is the functional and creative aspirations for your home. We will evaluate your site, needs & requirements to understand block, aspect and design orientation, heavily investing into compliance during this early stage to ensure a smooth build journey in construction.
Our highly experienced and qualified interior designers will work with you to develop a design brief and understand your aspirations. They will take into account all the elements of design including space, lines, light, colour, texture and pattern in bringing your forever home, to life.
Our designers will guide you through the decision making process and curate a personalised look based on your thoughts and ideas from their knowledge and industry experience.
At the heart of our design process is the integration of key disciplines such as compliance, architecture, interior design, and construction. By involving these crucial areas from the beginning of the development process, we ensure a holistic design that aligns with our client's lifestyle aspirations while optimizing against any site, compliance, and budgetary constraints.
Feature products by Hall & Hart premium suppliers
- Joinery - Polytec, Prime Oak Woodmatt
- Stone Benchtop & Splashback – Cosentino, Dekton, Khalo
- Interior Doors – Corinthian, Manhattan, Glazed Custom Grey Tint, BHAT 11GC
- Door Handles – Corinthian, Attica Hardware, Passage Set Square, Matt Black
- Wall Lights – Beacon Lighting, Made By Mayfair Osten LED Colour Switching Wall Bracket with Alabaster Shade and Black Detail
- Step lighting – Beacon Lighting, LEDlux Elfa LED Square Inset Steplight in White
- Joinery – Polytec, Titanium Matt
- Benchtop – Cosentino, Silestone, Desert Silver
- Handles – Hafele, Furniture Handle H1310
- Flush Pulls – Hafele, Flush Handles, Studio
- Interior Door – Corinthian, DECO 4S Doors
- Cornice – Gyprock Cove Cornice
- Skirting & Architrave – Intrim, 138mm Half Splayed Skirting, 90mm Half Splayed Architrave
- Splashback – Beaumont Tile, Promenado White Extra Textured, 600 x 600
- Mixer – Phoenix, Vivid Slimline Sink Mixer 220mm Gooseneck, Matte Black
- Sink – Franke, Maris Single Bowl Sink, Matte Black, MRG210-72B
- Joinery – Polytec, Prime Oak Woodmatt
- Joinery – Polytec, Oasis Smooth
- VJ Panel – Easycraft, EasyVJ, 150mm
- VJ Panel Paint – Dulux, Misty Moss
- Skirting & Architrave – Intrim, 90mm Half Splayed Architrave
- Door Handles – Bankston, Brunswick Door Lever with Round Rose, Nero
- Downlights – Beacon Lighting, MFL By Masson Mila Round GU10 Surface Mounted White Downlight