• Design Blog

    What to Ask Your Custom Home Builder?

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  • Open Plan Living

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  • Renovating v Building New

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  • How to Choose a Design Theme For Your Home

    Whether you want to blend your design with the suburb or stand out in your street, we at Weststyle can work with your requirements. Read more on our blog.

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  • How Illuminating – LED Lighting

    Over the past decade, the improved quality of LED lighting has allowed homeowners to illuminate their homes in innovative and functional ways. LED strip lighting has become increasingly popular in the residential building sector as you can provide both task and feature lighting in a subtle and refined way.

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  • High Ceiling in Home Designs

    How high is high? Typically a standard ceiling height is 28 course (2400mm) and then a “high-ceiling” is 31 course (2657mm). For general living spaces and bedrooms, our minimum ceiling height at Weststyle is 2.6m (bathrooms/laundry’s/stores = 2.4m) and our ”high-ceiling” homes can be anywhere from 3m upwards. In a void area, this can be up to 6m.

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  • Master Suites

    Attracting more design attention than ever before, today’s master suites are increasingly becoming a feature in the new homes, proving they are no longer just a room for retiring at night to sleep. Typically a master suite will include a bedroom, ensuite/bathroom and wardrobe space.

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  • Curves in Design

    While flat walls, square bedrooms and straight-edged bathrooms are common features of our homes, a resurgence in more complex architecture is taking hold in custom home design.

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  • The Evolution of Outdoor Living

    While lot sizes have shrunk over time, and backyards with them, our love of outdoor connection has remained, inspiring architects and builders to be creative with their design.

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  • Sparking Interest – Fireplaces in the Homes

    Through the years fireplaces have evolved and so has the importance of form vs function. Fireplaces were once used for heating spaces, that function was essential, they were clunky and prominent in the main living spaces of the home.

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  • Allure of Concrete

    Some observations and advice from our Lead Architect Mary Ong and Interior Designer Courtney Doyle on the use of concrete in home interior and exterior design, this is something more and more Perth residents creating homes are interested in.

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  • Googie Architecture

    A recent Weststyle City Beach design and build took influence from the design styling more commonly seen on highway diners in America of the gambling strip in Las Vegas.

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  • Retaining Warmth

    Staying warm in winter, how do you make your house do the work? One of the main advantages and benefits of draught proofing a home is climate control, the ability to maintain a more constant temperature and therefore reducing the need for extensive heating/cooling, which then in turn reduces the associated costs of this.

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  • Environmentally Sustainable Interior Design

    Our clients are becoming more and more conscious of the potential environmental impact their interior design may have. We have recently completed a project where the home is entirely reliant on natural ventilation, which is something that we are getting more questions about from clients with the growing costs of electricity and increasing negative impacts on the environment.

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  • Solid Foundations

    Western Australia consists of a range of different soil types, ranging from sands through to clays and rocks. Our Lead Architect, Mary Ong, talks about the importance of speaking to an expert when embarking on your home building journey.

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  • Maximising Mobility

    Lead Architect, Mary Ong, discusses how key design elements can eliminate liveability issues across a multi-storey home. In focus, our HIA WA Liveable Home of the Year award winning home ‘Rob Roy’.

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  • New Year, New Trends – a focus on Interior Design

    2021 is well underway; our expert Interior Designer Courtney Doyle discusses trends and predictions for the coming year.

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  • Embracing Family Values

    Underpinning the business’ success over the years has been the foundations carefully crafted and built upon by the Ricciardello family. Built from the ground up, as a family run business, each member of our team has been able to shape and transform Weststyle into what it is today.

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  • The powerful benefits of building a custom home

    Your home should be your happy place. A peaceful, welcoming space that nurtures togetherness and fosters memory-making. That breathes and bends with the hum of your everyday life.

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  • 9 Key Principles of Energy Efficient Home Design

    Using good design principles can save energy, water and money, while creating a more enjoyable and comfortable home. All new homes, home renovations, alterations and additions need to comply with the 6 Star requirement in the National Construction Code. Increase your rating just one star, however, and you will reduce your heating and cooling energy needs – and your energy bills.

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  • Five Key Qualities to Look for in a Home Builder

    Building a new home is a significant investment, and your choice of custom home builders will dictate the quality and longevity of the results. Ensure that you make the most of your investment by being extra critical when deciding on a company to handle your project. WESTSTYLE recommends looking for these key qualities:

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  • 5A + 5B Cedus // DEVELOPMENTS SELL

    Superbly crafted by multi-award winning architect & builder Weststyle, developments 5A and 5B Cedus Place Menora have both sold. Brand new and nestled in a coveted cul-de-sac with Coolbinia Reserve on the doorstep, the location and the sublime spaces internally and outdoors combine to deliver a truly spectacular lifestyle that will be enjoyed for a lifetime.

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  • Blurred Lines // The New Open Plan

    The design of a home, from the external facade to the flow of the interiors, immeasurably shapes the lives of its inhabitants. This is particularly true of the family kitchen, a place where people come together and an area of the home that requires significant consideration as a result.

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  • Wembley Residence // Heart and Home

    Warmth, meets luxury, meets an abundance of greenery and ample space for a young, growing family at our recently completed Wembley residence. This modern home located in an enviable locale is classic, yet studded modern with details that would make any interiors enthusiasts pulse quicken.

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  • 50 Years of Weststyle

    Beyond innovative architecture, quality design and reliable build, family is at the heart of the Weststyle business and is central to our ongoing success. This year we are celebrating 50 years of Weststyle and we attribute much of our endurance to the family values our company is built upon.

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