We help homeowners create their ideal home design.
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What we do
Home Design Done Differently
Here at AREI we believe the process of creating a dream home should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget or location. Our talented design team is located Australia-wide and creates spectacular homes for different Aussie locations, daily.
We offer two approaches to designing your ideal home. Choose between a straightforward yet beautiful pre-designed home or a stunning and unique custom house design.
A custom home design allows us to use every ounce of our design expertise to craft a home to suit your lifestyle, family configuration and building site.
For home owners chasing a more budget friendly and streamlined design process, our pre-designed plans database is a great place to start. These designs are accessible through our Australia-wide network of AREI partner builders and are customised for you.
Collaborate with a designer who is passionate about creating your dream home
Whether you choose to modify a pre-designed plan or start from scratch with a custom home design, your AREI home will be configured by an experienced professional.
Our designers are passionate about the homes they create. Every design we create is crafted with love and experience.
We help you find the design that suits YOUR lifestyle.
OUR BUILDER PARTNERS
AREI recommended builders help make your
dream home a reality
In our purpose to construct stronger communities, we work to bring together a team of professionals who will make your building experience exceptional.
Our AREI partner builders are located all over Australia, and are aligned in their mission to deliver quality homes.
Our Home Design Process
Let's run through the process we follow to create your residential building design in Queensland and other areas in Australia.
STEP ONE: Initial consultation for custom house design in Townsville and other areas
The first step towards house designing in Victoria and other areas in Australia is to conduct a thorough consultation. During this consultation, we will ask you to share your ideas, budget, and timeline, as well as any other specific design considerations. This meeting is a great opportunity to establish the feasibility of your project, so be sure to come prepared with plenty of questions! The consultation helps us understand your needs better and gives us clarity about the project.
STEP TWO: Site analysis for house designing in NSW and other neighbouring areas
We conduct a site analysis to evaluate the topography, orientation, and other site-specific factors that may influence your house design. Having a custom home design is complex and therefore, site analysis is the most crucial stage for every custom home design project. It is a great way for us to get to know you and your building site, so we can have an informed discussion about your custom residential design.
STEP THREE: Creating your design concept
Based on the information gathered during our initial consultation and site analysis, your building designer will begin to craft your custom residential designs in Queensland and other areas. This is a labour of love and involves considerable hours combining your design needs with our years of expertise and passion for home design. In this stage, we plan a basic approach for the project to begin with the design process. Initially, we will focus on creating a practical floor plan before jumping into the aesthetic details, such as the exterior façade and interior design aspects. This will give us a foundation to go ahead with the design details.
STEP FOUR: Design documentation
After your concept design is approved, we begin documenting your residence in detail. This includes preparing building approval or development approval drawings, depending on the project, and finalising interior and exterior layouts and finishes. By the end of this stage, you will have custom residential design drawings ready to be submitted for the relevant building permits and approvals. This is the perfect time to hand your drawings over to a couple of builders you are considering. This is also the stage where we create our photorealistic 3D renders, which are a fantastic tool for visualising your home. You can view our portfolio and read more about the process here. The renders will give you a glimpse of how the final output will look like.
STEP FIVE: Construction drawings for residential designs in Queensland, NSW, and other areas
You’ve received the relevant building approvals (yippee!). Now it is time to finalise those drawings. We will begin to create a set of detailed construction documents that include all the necessary information to enable your selected builder to construct your custom home. This stage is just as important as the concept stage – it takes time to ensure the drawings communicate all details of the project to your trades. Great construction drawings are often the difference between a smooth or rocky construction phase for your residential design project!
Interior Design & 3D Visualisation
Nailing the layout of your home is great, but what about the finishes? We offer a couple of great services that complement our residential building designs in Queensland and other areas in Australia.
We work closely with you to create your sanctuary – a space that is harmonious with your family and your lifestyle. We create home interiors that are considered, functional and attractive, somewhere you and your guests always feel comfortable and at ease. All our designs are curated keeping in mind the customer preferences and ongoing trends. Our team also guides you when it comes to selecting the right design if you are confused. We see to it that you get your dream home in a hassle-free manner with the best possible design.
Have you ever said, ‘I’ll know if I like it when I see it in person’? Our interior and exterior renders and walkthroughs allow you to become immersed in your home design before it is built. We think 3D visuals are always worth investing in because they are photo realistic and able to incorporate all your material and colour selections.
Our 3D process is structured to make sure all our clients are at ease during the home designing process. We abide by the deadlines of all our projects and ensure to get the work done within the given timeline. Throughout the designing process, we maintain complete transparency in terms of budgeting and design selection.
At Arei Designs, we provide both custom home designs and pre-designed plans to suit every budget. Our aim is to help you build your dream home without any compromise on quality and durability. Get in touch with our team today and get all the details about our design process and custom house design services.
Creating the Best House Designs in Australia
Let’s be clear about one thing: no-one understands what you need in a home more than you.
However as experienced, passionate designers who design homes every day, we think we have an idea or two about what all of the best house designs have in common. Here are a few of our design observations:
Your ideal home will be a place where you can live out your ideal lifestyle.
A big part of designing your home is about creating a space to live out your ideal lifestyle. We believe the home you build should always reflect your personality and be a comfortable haven to reside in. However, with so many house design options available the design process can become too consuming.
Designing a home can be an overwhelming experience.
There’s a lot to consider and co-ordinate during the house design and build process. We find that clients sometimes get overwhelmed by the process which takes the fun right out. Or, they get a little distracted and end up selecting a design that is not actually true to their vision for their home. This can be prevented by taking the time to articulate your build vision and hiring an expert who will help you adhere to this vision. AREI designers are experts in guiding you through the design process to keep you unstressed and on track!
Sometimes your true design needs aren’t immediately apparent.
It’s worth taking the time to really explore your family’s design wants and needs early on. Our professional team works hard to ensure they understand your house and lifestyle needs before starting on your house design. We take into consideration many different factors and discuss potential design directions and layout options early in the process. We have carefully developed online compatible design procedures that allow us to deftly complete house designing projects in NSW and all other parts of Australia. These careful and specific design processes allow us to understand our client’s needs and create homes that are full of personalised style and functionality. House designing in Victoria provides different design challenges residential designs in Queensland and NSW. We are very familiar with these challenges and use our multi-state expertise to maximise design outcomes for all homes.
There is more to a great design than meets the eye.
House designing in Queensland and other parts of Australia is, basically, an art form. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as location, climate and budget as well as the lifestyle, wants and needs of the homeowner. Creating custom residential designs that suit Queensland and anywhere else in Australia is a creative process that involves a careful touch and thoughtful approach. Our design team is located throughout the country and are trained in designing for specific local area building regulations and climate limitations throughout all states.
We believe that our expertise and passion means that we consistently create some of the Best Custom House Designs in Australia. Are you looking for a custom house design in Townsville and neighbouring areas? Our director Natasha lives in Townville and understands the unique challenges of residential design in North Queensland.
What our customers say
Natasha and the team at Arei Designs have worked with Mellross Homes for many years and are always prompt with all requests, provide high quality floor plans and exceptional renders. Mellross Homes are confident using Arei Designs for all of our construction plan requirements and marketing material. We would recommend Arei Designs to all considering them!
URBAN TREND HOMES
Love working with Arei Designs! Their designs are well thought out, renders are gorgeous and they always provide exceptional customer service. Well done team!
REEF COAST CONSTRUCTIONS
We've been working with Arei Designs for the last coule of years. The designers are always helpful with our request for our new home designs. Fantastic plan range to choose from to help our clients with their new home ideas.
LIFESTYLE EXTENSIONS & RENOS
We signed with Arei Designs to assist us in growing our building company on the Gold Coast, QLD and to stand out from your average independent builder. Arei Designs have allowed us to offer prospective clients a massive range of home designs along with custom design and fantastic marketing tools.