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Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Interior Designer: Addstyle Design Studio

Perth’s most awarded home renovation and extension company, Addstyle is seeking an experienced and creative Interior Designer to join it’s team.

With projects ranging from $100,000 to over $2 million in value, in a range of styles from heritage to modern-architectural, Addstyle’s projects are varied and exciting.

Established in 1988, Addstyle has been transforming client’s homes for over 30 years and has won over 200 industry awards for its efforts; an unrivalled result.

Addstyle has achieved it’s enviable reputation for excellence by only employing staff and contractors of the highest calibre.

The role:

The business has recently expanded it’s pre-start offering to provide a more extensive interior design service to current clients which incorporates more than simply construction selections, but also looks to the wider client vision and provides advice on furniture selection and placement, art, rugs & floor coverings, lighting and styling. Accordingly, a position is available for an accomplished Interior Designer to join the team.

The role will involve provision of general pre-start selections guidance and colour-consultancy for existing clients, as well as a more comprehensive interior design service consultancy.

The role will be based at our dedicated interior Design Studio on Stirling Highway in Claremont.

About You:

The appropriate candidate will have:

  • A qualification in interior design
  • An extensive portfolio of past projects
  • A minimum of 5 years’ interior design experience
  • An ability to read and understand plans and specifications/addenda’s
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Technical and computer skills
  • High-end residential experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and expert organisation skills
  • A passion for customer service
  • A professional personal presentation and manner

Addstyle has an excellent staff retention rate with many employees having been involved with the company for 10-20+ years. The culture is collaborative and supportive. All employees share a genuine passion for creating the best quality renovations in Perth coupled with the ultimate customer service experience.

TO APPLY:

Please submit via email admin@addstyle.net 

  • A cover letter of introduction addressed to the Managing Director, including your salary expectation.
  • An up-to-date CV detailing relevant experience
  • You are also welcome to provide a selection of portfolio examples of your work

All applications will be treated confidentially.

 

Turn Your 3×1 Into a 4×2

Turn Your 3×1 Into a 4×2

Turning Your 3 x 1 into a 4 x 2

Converting a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home into a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, is a sure-fire way to add value and market appeal to your property. 

“3 by 1” properties are often overlooked by house-hunters in favour of homes with more accommodation and as a result there are some 3 x 1 homes on the market that represent exceptional value for money. Savy purchasers are snapping up these properties and within a matter of weeks, undertaking a bedroom and bathroom house extension that provides accommodation as well as increasing equity.

How much will it cost?

The full cost of a bedroom and bathroom home addition project starts at approximately $150,000. This includes architectural design and drafting fees, council approvals, demolition and earthworks, cartage, the construction itself, and then fit-out and finishing such as tiling, tapware and cabinetry.

How long will it take?

The full ‘demolition to handover’ construction process should take approximately 8-12 weeks depending on the size and complexity of the project.

When should I do it?

There will never be a better, and cheaper, time than now. Despite some recent reports about an over-heated renovation industry with inflated prices and prolonged commencements, this is most definitely NOT what we are experiencing at Addstyle. We have a full book of trusted and long-serving trades that have kept their pricing stable and their services loyal. While pricing may have risen slightly over the past 12 months, as they do every year, our project estimates are comparable to pre-Covid times. That said, rates do increase over time, so there is always no better time to start a project than now. And rest assured, by limiting the projects we take on each month,  we are always ready to commence our client’s projects as soon as shire approvals are received. 

Can I live in the home during construction?

In most cases you can absolutely live in the existing home while works are undertaken. We can create temporary walls to effectively isolate the area of works so you can continue to live in the existing home with minimal disruption.

Can you assist with design?

At Addstyle Master Builders we have a dedicated in-house design team, headed by a qualified architect and renovation specialist. We also have an in-house interior design team that is qualified to advise and assist you with all of your selections including cabinetry, tiling and colour consultancy. We also have a well-equipped display room with a wide-range of tapware, stones, cabinetry, door furniture etc to choose from. However at Addstyle, we do not restrict our clients to a pre-determined range; we have negotiated rates with many suppliers and showrooms throughout Perth and clients are free to select from any source they wish.

How do I get started?

It’s easy! Contact Addstyle via telephone or this website to arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our multi-awarded design consultants.

 

The Problem with Square Metre Building Rates

The Problem with Square Metre Building Rates

When choosing a renovation builder, many people ask about the ‘square metre rate’ as they wish to compare this cost between companies. Let us explain two reasons why this is a mistake:

Reason #1:

Think back to a time you bought something by the metre. Perhaps it was some carpet, material for a dress or curtains, or a length of rope at the hardware store. Let me ask you this question: when comparing different products did the per metre price vary much? Of course it did.

Why?

It’s obvious – different types of carpet (or material or rope… or houses) are very different in quality. One carpet may be made of wool while another is synthetic. One type of material may be handmade while another may come from an automated machine. And one rope may have a breaking strain of 1 ton while another can’t hold 100kg.

An average home contains hundreds of different ‘ingredients’ including carpet, bricks, tiles, taps, sinks, paint, timber, glass etc. And all of these materials come in different qualities. On top of that, the way in which these materials are assembled into a finished house differs in quality and attention to detail.

The variances are almost infinite. So comparing one builder’s price of $2,500 per square metre to another’s price of $5,000 per square metre is exactly like trying to compare an orange with a lemon. The differences are many, not just the price.

Reason #2:

Every renovation is different. Some houses are dilapidated or out-of-square, some houses modern yet access is restricted. While two different renovations may cover the same internal dimension (square meterage) the labour requirements and quantity of building materials that go into renovating these homes, will vary greatly.

Unfortunately renovation can not be compared by square metre rate. The variables are too great. And you may find you end up with a lemon when you really wanted an orange.

The right builder can give you great design ideas with your budget and level of fit-out in mind.

Addstyle Master Builders is Perth’s leading specialist home renovation company, having undertaken hundreds of home improvements across over 30 years. If you’d like to arrange a no-obligation discussion with our team, please contact us via this website or by telephone on 08 9345 2333.

What Can A $150,000 Renovation Spend Buy Me?

What Can A $150,000 Renovation Spend Buy Me?

The federal government’s HomeBuilder scheme is set to cause a renovation frenzy as Australians are offered a $25,000* government grant to help them Renovate, Remodel and Extend their homes.

Eligibility requires an annual income under $125,000 for singles and $200,000 for couples, as well as a home valued at under $1.5 million.

Building contracts valued between $150,000 and $750,000 and signed between 4 June and 31 December 2020 qualify for a $25,000 grant to help fund the renovation project, and contracts signed between 1 January and 31 March 2021 qualify for $15,000.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated “If you’ve been putting off that renovation or new build, the extra $25,000 we’re putting on the table along with the record low interest rates means now’s the time to get started”.

So the big question is “What can a $150,000 renovation spend actually buy me?”.

Over the past 32 years Addstyle has renovated and extended hundreds of homes across Perth in all styles, sizes and budgets. We’ve put together the following guide to give you an idea of what WA’s most awarded home renovation builder can give you for around $150,000.

1. Bedroom, Bathroom and Sitting Room Home Extension

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If your family has outgrown your current home, you may have considered a ground floor home extension. For a $150,000 budget you could add an extra bedroom with an Ensuite or separate Bathroom as well as a Sitting Room. Turn your 3 x 1 into a 4 x 2 and add significant property value as well as  the space to spread out. 

2. Complete Internal Remodel.

Hillarys Extension3

A $150,000 budget would go a long way towards updating your home’s interior. You could renovate your Kitchen, a couple of Bathrooms and Laundry. Depending on your choice of finishings, you could also consider new flooring, painting and even some remodelling to reconfigure your spaces.

3. External Cosmetic Makeover

construction companies in perth western australia specialising in skillion roof and feature aluminium joinery

$150,000 would also go a long way to updating your home’s street appeal. Consider rendering over that outdated brick, a re-roof, new windows and entry door, and even a new driveway. You could also construct a Portico or modernise dated features.

4. Add an attached ‘granny flat’

granny flat builders perth

Do you have an elderly relative or young-adult who you would like to keep close-by yet independent? $150,000 can get you a fully self-contained ‘granny flat’ extension including bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and sitting room. Bear in mind however, that the Homebuilder grant cannot be used for construction “outside the home” so if you’re considering adding ancillary accommodation it seems it will need to be attached to the main house and not at the back of the garden. 

5. Family Room Extension and Alfresco Area with deluxe outdoor kitchen

house building companies specialising in transformation of a modest cottage into a grand family home

Live outdoors all year around with a deluxe Alfresco Area built under the main roof with a full outdoor kitchen and accessed through bi-fold or stacker doors, from your new Family Room!

6. Second Storey Addition Retreat and Balcony.

transformation of a modest cottage into a grand family home by renovation company

Adding a second storey is more costly than extending on the ground, however it is indeed possible for a $150,000 budget. If you’re after a simple Rumpas Room or Retreat and even a balcony to take in a view, you can achieve this within budget. If you’re after a bedroom, bathroom and sitting room addition you will have to extend the budget to over $250,000.

Addstyle Master Builders is Western Australia’s most awarded home renovation builder. For over 30 years Addstyle has designed and constructed hundreds of renovations and extensions across the Perth metro area. To discuss your own project with our team contact us today to learn more and arrange a complimentary renovation consultation.

To Renovate or Move: The $100,000 Question

To Renovate or Move: The $100,000 Question

Renovate or Move? The $100,000 question.

If the time has come to upgrade your home, moving to a new property isn’t necessarily the best option. Choosing to renovate or remodel your existing home can not only actually save you money, but can also transform your existing home into something that is essentially brand new.

The hidden costs of buying property

There are many more expenses attached to purchasing a property than just the price of the house itself. These include the agent fees for selling your current home which is generally 2-3% ($20-30,000 on a $1 million property), as well as the stamp duty for purchasing the new home ($45,000 for $1M), conveyancing, and removalist costs. These charges can quickly add up to a six figure sum. Alternatively, this money can go a long way towards updating, renovating or extending your existing home and your current equity can often be used to finance it.

Avoid the stress of moving

It’s been said that moving house is in the top three of life’s stressful events, third only to death and divorce. While you will may have to shuffle your furniture around the house or vacate a whole section, renovating avoids the hassle and expenses associated with moving to a whole new property. If you are extending your home at ground level or even adding a second storey, the works can usually be isolated with temporary walls and minimal disruption.

The finished product.

Choosing to renovate your existing home rather than buy a new one doesn’t mean sacrificing the fresh new look and feel you’re after. In fact, it gives you the freedom to add the exact features and styles you’ve been dreaming of for your home. Employing the services of a reputable home renovation builder will ensure you’re left with a finished product that reflects your own personal style and provides a quality finish that will give your home’s value a boost.

Western Australia’s most awarded home renovation company for over 30 years.

If your home is due for a face lift or needs some added space contact Western Australia’s leading specialist home renovation company, Addstyle Master Builders. Addstyle is Western Australia’s most awarded home renovation builder and has been creating premium quality home improvements for over 30 years. What’s more, Addstyle can provide their premium service for a genuinely market-competitive fee. Addstyle specialises in kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, home extensions, second storey additions, alfresco area additions, carports and garages and custom granny flats.

For more information or to discuss your own home renovation with our award-winning design team visit www.addstyle.net to learn more.

View more Before and After home renovations, extensions and second storey additions via our PROJECT GALLERY. Including interactive suburb map showing you renovations in your own neighbourhood.