The Design Process

Creating a home design isn’t "one size fits all".
As they say, many roads lead to Rome, and well, we believe the rest lead to many great places too! 
Our point is, we want the process of creating your dream home to suit you.

Our pre-designed plans database has hundreds of options to kick start your home design.
Scroll down to learn more about choosing and using one of these designs.

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.

Custom Home Designs

Custom home design coastal acreage facade

A custom home means…

creating a space that your friends walk into and immediately understand that it ‘fits’.
It fits your personality, your lifestyle and well, its ‘you’, and its your family, too.

A custom design is about…

creating a space that is the best that it can be. Polished and perfect – if you like it that way –
or a little messy and very lived in for the more ‘footloose and fancy free’.

An AREI custom home design…

is about achieving all of the above, right from the comfort of your sofa, regardless of your location.

Your unique design, created by an Australian-wide team

As long as the home you plan to build will be located within Australia we can design it for you.

Our team, which consists of building designers, interior designers and visual artists, is spread throughout Australia.
We collaborate to share expertise on design Australia-wide, giving us a unique opportunity to
create something, exciting and different, but still perfectly suited to your local area.

Our director, Natasha, is licensed as a designer in all states and territories, and every team member
is fluent in ‘Zoom calls’, so we can reach you, wherever you are. Options are available to meet in person, when necessary.

Pre-Designed Plans

AREI 3D single storey exterior render


Building your new home using one of our pre-designed house plans is as easy as…

Get in touch

Get in touch with AREI directly (just call us or send an email) OR use our Find a Builder tool to locate your local builder. We will discuss all your design and budget requirements with you so you are well prepared for Step Two – house design selection!

Find a design

Browse our plans database and find a design that best suits your lot, lifestyle & preferences. It is important to consider factors such as orientation for prevailing breezes and solar access, as well as a layout that is practical for how you live. Your AREI designer or builder will be able to help provide recommendations while choosing a plan.

Customise & finalise

You have selected a plan! Now is the time to add any customisations (we include two rounds of revisions as standard). You may like to mirror the home to suit lot orientation, convert a bedroom to a second living space or upgrade your finishes. Once you’ve made the house yours, we move to completing your approval-ready construction drawings.