There are no limits when designing your modern house facade because creating a colour scheme and material palette is a personal process. In this blog, we explain how the experts brought together colour and design for our passive solar house in Baulkham Hills.
“Building your home is one of life’s biggest decisions, in every aspect,” says head designer and director of Malachi Designs, Bianca. “Especially for a modern house facade.”
“Naturally, the materials you decide to use are an important and enduring choice. Which is why we find unique solutions that suit your lifestyle when it comes to selecting internal and external materials for your new home.”
Bianca is accustomed to presenting every building material possible and bringing it together in a way that’s coherent. From brick and block to stone, cladding and concrete tiles – Bianca’s expertise lies in curating a custom collection drawing on elements of inspiration from the client.
Experienced in pioneering the creative process, Bianca explains how her involvement in the knockdown rebuild project in Baulkham Hills for our client Racquel was key in delivering an aesthetically stunning custom home.
Bianca says, “Racquel wanted crisp, but I added hints of warmth – hence, the timber accents. The natural stone was also a great element that introduced this rustic earthy feel.”
Bring your Pinterest boards and photos – and maybe a story!
Devising colours, textures and materials is a highly personal process, which is why having inspiration images as well as a list of dos and don’ts comes in very handy.
Bianca explains, “Essentially, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to collecting inspo pieces for a modern house facade. Before your colour appointment, collate images from sources such as Pinterest, Instagram and blogs.”
“In some instances, it’s possible to even tell a bit of a story. It all comes down to your personality and taste that shows through in the materials you use.”
Matching the roof to the house fascia, windows, gutters and garage doors takes skill and patience. But Bianca is certainly up for the challenge.
“In the end, we always create a beautiful palette that nicely complements the internal design,” Bianca states. “Most of all, the colour and design are unique to each client, which makes that process even more exciting.”
Smart, sustainable and ambient through all seasons
Though specifying is primarily creative, there is also science behind building a passive solar house. Not only can materials complement each other, but they can also allow the right temperature control for local climate conditions.
For example, lighter coloured roofs can help deflect heat during the hotter months while certain types of insulation products such as bricks can preserve the heating in your home during winter.
From the polished concrete floor to the solar power system, Tesla Power Wall and double-glazed UPVC windows – this eco-friendly home was built with sustainability in mind.
Made from only high-quality materials supplied by our trade partners, here are some key elements that made up the home:
- Fireplace – Lopi natural gas fireplace with feature stonework by KLS Sandstone
- Kitchen – Biowood castellated cladding (recycled material) with 40mm Caesarstone benchtops in Frosty Carina and Polytec Classic White Satin cabinetry throughout, installed by QKM Kitchens
- External façade – MasterWall NSW EPS, James Hardie Scyon Axon vertical cladding and feature stonework by KLS Sandstone with a Colorbond roof in Basalt, Steel-Line Garage Doors in Colorbond Surfmist
- Custom Front entry door – custom made pivot entry door and matt black handle supplied by Delta Warringah Garage Doors finished with castellated cladding by Biowood
For more inspo, join us for a cuppa in our Selection Studio & Showroom in Castle Hill where you can see and touch all the materials that make up your dream home in one convenient location.
You might also like to visit our Display Home in Schofields to get an idea of the high-quality materials you’d expect in your new home, such as our Caesarstone kitchen benchtops and Fisher & Paykel stainless steel appliances.
Call 1300 30 11 38 to make an appointment today.
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