Architectural Home Design: What’s Trending in 2022?

This year, we predict that architectural homes will place a focus on creating functional havens with a natural aesthetic, allowing you to truly unwind. Recent times have made it clear that home-based comfort is integral to achieving peace of mind. The need for a relaxing environment will see sustainable, peaceful home design remain in vogue […]

Architectural Design. Q&A With Nicon Built Architect John Caporaso

At Nicon Built, we pride ourselves on building architecturally designed homes that exceed our client’s expectations. This is in part thanks to John Caparaso, our in-house principal architect and project manager. John has worked in the design and construction industry for many years and has a wide range of experience in multi-level commercial buildings, high-end […]

The Keys to a Successful Modern Heritage Extension

Extending heritage homes requires careful planning, and a team of experts dedicated to ensuring existing structures are respected. Our goal? To address present living needs in ways that complement and celebrate architectural beauty of the past. Nicon Built understands the delicate practice of extending heritage homes. With heritage laws often focusing primarily on the front […]

How To Choose A Builder

Choosing a builder for your new home can be a time-consuming task – but it’s time well-spent considering what’s at stake! The ultimate end goal when searching for a builder is to find a team that can listen to your needs, create your vision and then build your dream home. Although this may sound relatively […]

What Permits Do You Need to Extend a Home? 

Have you decided to undertake an extension of your current home, but you’re unsure of where to begin? Well before you can get down the details of your renovation project, you should think about what permits are necessary for your extension. In Victoria, residential construction projects will require either a planning permit, a building permit, […]

How to Create a Timeless Duplex Design

One of the best ways to add value to any duplex is to create a timeless design that exudes subtle confidence and sophistication, while also feeling welcoming and lived-in. This way, whether you’re building your forever home, or investing in a property development, you know that the home’s style will never fall out of fashion. […]

5 Elements of a Modern Bathroom Design

Modern, traditional, Scandinavian, opulent… There are so many bathroom styles to choose from, it can be hard to pin down the one that’s right for you. Of course, style is important, but functionality and practicality are also key for a bathroom designed to last. Many new builds opt for a contemporary style to complement minimalistic […]

How to Ensure Your Project is Delivered on Time

From the moment work begins on your dream home, you’ll likely be counting down the days until you can move in. But how can you ensure move-in day comes around sooner rather than later? While some delays are out of everyone’s hands and can’t be avoided, there are a few things you and your builder […]

Is Design + Build the Right Choice for Your New Home?

Designing your dream home is one of the most exciting – and challenging – decisions you’ll ever make. When you’re making such a big emotional and financial investment, it’s crucial that the builder you choose does everything in their power to make the process as seamless as possible. Choosing a builder that offers a Design […]

How to downsize with the future in mind

We often speak about the benefits of renovating and extending our existing homes or building brand-new custom homes but it’s less often we take time to talk about the opposite situation – downsizing. Downsizing is an important and beneficial step in homeownership, especially later in life when you want to focus less on maintenance and […]