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18 / October / 2023

High-End Appeal, Budget-Friendly Choices

Are you dreaming of a luxurious home, but worried about your budget? Don't worry! With some creativity and smart planning, you can add a touch of luxury to your space without breaking the bank.

As a building designer, my focus with clients is to first establish a clear vision for the space and research materials and products that will help achieve your desired look and feel. Online tools like 3D modelling software, inspiration galleries and mood boards can help you visualise different design ideas before investing in them.

As you research, consider incorporating Lysaght steel roofing and walling products into your design. Not only are these products durable, easy to install, low maintenance, but they're also energy-efficient and recyclable, making them an environmentally friendly choice. Plus, they come in a wide variety of styles and finishes, so you're sure to find something that suits your aesthetic.

One way to achieve a lux look on a budget is by strategically blending high-end and affordable materials. Make a statement at the front of your home with a standing seam steel cladding profile, such as ENSEAM® or DOMINION®. This distinctive feature, combined with the timeless appeal of traditional brickwork, can elegantly balance opulence with practicality.

Also, make sure you look for materials that achieve your desired aesthetic without breaking the bank. For example, engineered hardwood flooring instead of solid hardwood can be a cost-effective way to achieve a similar result while providing a high-end look.

To add a sense of luxury to your space, don't be afraid to play with texture and colour. Incorporating bold colours and patterns in the walls, flooring, and furniture or using textured materials on the facade can help create a sense of richness and sophistication. Consider installing Lysaght walling in different directions to create interesting horizontal and vertical patterns. Lysaght walling profiles such as CUSTOM ORB® can even be installed on an angle to create something unique.

Remember, building a luxurious home on a budget isn't about spending the most money; it's about being strategic with your design choices. By establishing a clear vision for your space, researching smart materials like Lysaght steel products, and focusing on the details, you can create a beautiful home that meets your needs and aspirations.

About the Author: Nadine Ryan from Nadine K Design is a building designer who is driven by a passion for all aspects of design and architecture. With 20 plus years’ experience in the industry, she loves to share her invaluable knowledge to support those embarking on the process of designing and building their dream home.