Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Owners Value Design Expertise

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Owners Value Design Expertise

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A CUP of coffee with a friend led to a conversation with his daughter, Sarah, an architect with design studio 22.

Now I was the last person who would have thought to use an architect to design our home, however, Sarah convinced me to give her a go, and now you can all look at the results.

I have nothing but praise for the team at design studio 22, and I am very satisfied with the finished product.

The original quote for the design work was higher than I expected, however, the cost was returned to me in savings on white goods, furniture and floor coverings.

It was also returned in building quotes, as the builders only had to quote on the building.

We can now see the value in employing an experienced design team.

Some of the points of interest and what we love about our new home are:

The easterly aspect gives a beautiful outlook with the morning sun flooding the integrated alfresco, kitchen and dining areas in winter;

Guest areas are separated from the main living areas and master suite;

The kitchen is well designed with an appliance bench and the powder room is located near the front door, central in the design;

The view and garden areas are visible from the entry which creates a very spacious, open feel as soon as you enter the home;

We have included many energy-saving aspects with insulation under the Colorbond roof as well under the trusses and in the external walls. …

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