So you have finally decided to make your dream home a reality by planning for a home renovation in Chatswood.
If you’re starting to outgrow your home and don’t want to leave because the location is great, renovating it is a smart and cost-effective solution.
By making this decision, you are bringing yourself one step closer to having your dream home in the neighbourhood that you love.
This is a very exciting period of your life… yet, it could very well turn into a bad experience if you choose the wrong home designer.
Get a home designer who listens
This is especially true if the home designer you hire for the job is the type who would impose his or her own artistic vision on you and completely ignore your input. The right home designer is not only good at designing but also good at communicating and listening.
Martin Kolarik, MK Home Design’s resident home designer, will listen to your dreams, expectations, and your long-term plans, and create a design that merges your personal vision with his professional experience. He will use his decades’ worth of experience to make suggestions but never push an idea so as to muddle your vision.
Achieving the delicate balance between your vision and design
Some home designers tend to go overboard with the application of their creativity in their designs. A standout home designer brings creativity, experience, a good listening ear, and sensitivity to your vision.
With Martin’s many years of experience, he has learned to put a premium value on your suggestions and ideas. And he will do his best to incorporate them into his design.
He believes that a home designer who does not work hard to understand and accommodate your wishes and needs should not be in the home design business.
While he puts his creative mark on every project, he never does it at the expense of your vision.
In every home design project he’s involved with, he has his client’s best interests and vision at heart. This is, after all, your dream home. He’s just there to help you build it.
Over many years in the industry, he is well-known for coming up with designs that show a perfect balance between his vision and that of his clients’.
Creating a new home design for your home renovation in Chatswood
Every home designer has his or her own preferences when doing their work. For Martin, he prefers simplicity and practicality, with clean lines, natural lighting, and good ventilation.
Unlike many home designers, Martin is never partial to designs that sacrifice either function or form. He subscribes to the idea that a home can both be aesthetically pleasing and functional. And it consistently shows in his work.
Martin also helps you (and himself) get a clearer picture of what’s in store for the project by asking you important questions. He finds out your budget, the number of people who will live in that house, and any questions pertaining to your family’s needs and lifestyle.
All these aspects are crucial to the implementation of the design. And you need to answer Martin’s questions as honestly as you can for the best results.
Working within your budget
Unlike many designers and architects, he understands that your budget is your budget. It’s not a starting point, therefore he will not ignore it. So he does everything in his power to make the most of every dollar. There’s not much point building the perfect home only to find that you can’t afford to live in it.
Securing council approval for your home renovation in Chatswood
Any home renovation work done in Australia needs to follow local council regulations.
He will discuss with you which application process is best. He will also submit the Construction Certificate application needed prior to the commencement of building.
Martin is well-versed and updated on such regulations. This is basically an assurance that any home renovation in Chatswood that he undertakes will be met with approval by the local council.
In fact, Martin has a 100% success rate of approvals at both Willoughby Council and State Government levels.
This ensures that you steer clear of the home renovation nightmare of spending a small fortune on a renovation, only to have the local council order it to be torn down due to the violation of council regulations.
Knowledge of bushfire safety regulations in Chatswood
Martin is one of a handful of home designers who knows the ins and outs of Bushfire Safety regulations in Chatswood. He builds his designs in keeping with those regulations. He also keeps abreast of any updates to make sure his home design and home renovation projects are fully compliant.
Completing a home renovation in Chatswood is not the easiest process. But we at MK Home Design, however, would only be too glad to make it easier for you.
Give us a call, and we will listen to your vision for your new home and create a design to make your dream home a reality.