“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”. In all his efforts, whether it is new home design, renovation or extension, Martin has kept this root philosophy as his Pole star.
What’s a perfect home?
Designers, in pursuit of such perfection, create a home where each pebble placed in the curb area and each shingle placed on the roof holds its own individual meaning and yet in sum total they fuse brilliantly with the structure of the entire home. Homeowners feel blessed in ways more than one on finding that they can call such homes “their home”.
100% Success rate
Home Design is not a trivial or easy pursuit. With his extensive experience, Martin has mastered the art of designing a home that truly serves the occupants while being economically worthwhile and approved by Willoughby Council – the local council for Roseville. His 100% success rate in council approvals, on-time and on-budget delivery speaks for itself.
Listening is the key
Martin has a very simple response if you ask him how are great homes designed, “Just listen as much to the client as possible. It is their home you are going to design so learn about them and learn what kind of homes they would want to live into”. It is Martin’s overriding goal to create a home that is right for you and your family – not simply one that can be built easily or get approved by council with minimum thought.
New home design
Martin emphasises on clean lines, simplicity of design and homes rich in ventilation and natural light. Each of his work is a study in “light and shadow”. According to him, homes, at not rate, should be biased towards aestheticism more than function and vice versa. Each home should balance both parts really well. And, above everything else, the designer should himself take a back seat and let the design talk. It is no good having the stamp of the designer on a home which should ideally reflect a client’s personality.
Intelligent use of materials
Another great thing about the houses we build at MK Home Design is the intelligent use of materials. Superfluous embellishment, just for the sake of it, is not Martin’s style. He rather believes in using materials which have their own voice and integrity. Each bit should be able to stand and say “I matter”.
When renovating homes, a designer may need to observe certain creative restrictions and work within them. For instance, he has to comply with the immediate environment, the neighbours, the greenery on view and above all, the council. Of course, Martin makes it a point to keep himself updated on the council regulations so that they invariably see his work favourably.
And lest it be missed for a sidenote, Martin is very particular about bushfire safety for all the projects, whether you talk about new home design or home renovation in Roseville. Residents of Abingdon Road, Glen Road and many other areas in Roseville will know why it is important.
So if it so happens that you have home design or renovation in mind, feel free to contact us today. We will be only too glad to get in touch with you and proceed with your project, if you so allow us.