Create the personality that you love in your soon-to-be renovated home! From master planning to selecting materials and finishes, internal renovations and extensions can be both exciting and overwhelming. We’re here to see you through with more of the former and a lot less of the latter.

So let’s go, step-by-step, through the process of reinventing your home with a focus on design and construction as we bring in those beautiful character additions that make a house home.

Master planning your dream space

Embarking on the journey to revamp your home starts with a vision - a clear, well-thought-out plan that captures not just the essence of what you want but how you want to feel in your redefined space. For this, the place to start is with a Master Plan. Who you choose to work with as you delve into your process is really important, but clarity in your expectations and vision are also necessary.

Begin with your floor plan - does the current layout support your daily routines? What value would an addition bring to your lifestyle? Consider how each room flows into the next, carrying beauty and functionality throughout your space. It can be challenging to strike the perfect balance between your heart's desires and the architectural feasibility of your space, but a good interior designer can simplify the process and really ‘wow’ you with an exciting experience.

Remember, every great transformation begins with a solid plan - it's the compass that will guide every decision you make moving forward in this exciting journey of transformation.

Build to last a lifetime

Ensuring the structural integrity of your home is a critical step in the renovation process. Life isn’t only about aesthetics and comfort; your home provides you with security and safety. So be sure to consult a structural engineer to ensure your home will stand the test of time and protect your loved ones.

With a proactive approach, you can tackle any potential issues head-on and avoid costly mistakes in the future. As designers we liaise directly with your structural engineer - and all other consultants - on your behalf, drawing on our long standing relationships with them.

Fill your home with charisma with internal detailing and custom cabinetry 

As you begin diving into the wide and complex world of internal detailing and custom cabinetry, you’ll see the aesthetic choices start to form a picture. By combining functionality and beauty, you can transform everyday storage into stunning interior elements of texture and depth. It's about creating a backdrop that not only complements your lifestyle but elevates it.

Collaborating with our experienced interior design team, we’ll create cabinetry that fits your space like a glove. We’ll find materials that echo your style and finish with hardware that adds just the right accent.

Select materials and finishes that speak to you 

The selection of materials and finishes is akin to setting the stage for your home’s personality to shine through. Imagine walking through your space and feeling the story of each room unfold through the textures underfoot and the emotion-evoking colour palette. But it's about more than just looks; it's about how these elements resonate with your lifestyle and the ambience you wish to create. 

Beyond the reflection of your personal style, you want to select materials and finishes for practicality, considering factors like durability and ease of maintenance. From hardwood floors to the sleek, modern appeal of polished concrete, every choice contributes to the narrative of your home.

With your input, we use our creativity and clever design to blend functionality and beauty in a way that transforms your house into a home that not only looks incredible but feels unmistakably yours. 

Design Process: Getting the Green Light 

Navigating the design process until you receive the all-important green light is a critical junction in your home renovation journey. With your master plan in hand, materials selected, and structural integrity assured, it’s time to bring your vision into sharp focus. This collaborative effort ensures your fine-tuned designs not only match your aspirations, but are also practical and compliant with local building codes. 

This phase might require a bit of back and forth as council requirements tether your design back to reality, though a good design team will be able to create your desired outcome within the rules and regulations. Remember, patience and open communication during this phase can significantly ease the path ahead, setting a solid foundation for the construction phase.

Construction Experts: Building Your Dream Team 

Assembling your dream team of construction experts is a pivotal moment in the journey of your home’s transformation. To best preserve your vision, you’ll want a team of construction experts and tradespeople who understand the creativity & design priority of your plans. Our Mosmo building crew works closely with our design team throughout every project, so there is nothing lost in translation, and solutions come at the drop of a hat.

We’d be happy to talk your ear off about all of the ways builders benefit from design experience and visa-versa, but we’ll leave that for another article.

Budget & Timeframes: Setting Realistic Expectations 

Crafting your budget and establishing a realistic timeframe sets your project expectations. your appointed project manager will communicate a clear timeline, allowing for the organic ebb and flow of construction challenges. This dialogue not only ensures that everyone's on the same page but also builds a trust foundation, critical for when adjustments need to be made. 

Remember, the beauty of your renovation project lies not just in the finished product but in the journey there planned with foresight, peppered with realistic expectations, and executed with a blend of precision and flexibility. 

Finishing Touches: Furniture, Lighting, and Window Treatments 

A well thought through project considers furniture, lighting, and window treatments that creates a home truly transformed, ready for you to move into and make your own. This is the moment to infuse your space with elements that speak to your unique style and bring your vision full circle.

From the master planning stage, carefully considered pieces of furniture that suit your physical needs and blend with the design aesthetic will be sourced by our design team. Lighting should be approached as both a functional necessity and a critical element that creates the home's ambiance. Lastly, window treatments offer both privacy and a chance to frame your views beautifully, to enhance the natural light and the overall mood of your rooms.

These finishing touches are often not budgeted from the outset but are critical to the transformation of your home. If left too late, you won’t get that cohesion and real impact that you’re looking for.

Still looking to learn more? Ask our team!

We could go on and on about the impact any individual selection can have on design, and we will in another article I’m sure. But if you find yourself curious for more, just get in touch with our friendly Mosmo team, we’re always ready for a coffee and a chat.