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Construction Progress: Bentleigh Addition

We’re very excited about this particular project, which is progressing beautifully. Our favourite feature is the huge glazed panels (pictured below) looking into the internal courtyard, with a view of the newly cladded, rear of the existing house, and in time, a Japanese Maple. This room will be a large, light filled living space with great visual connections to the […]



Happy New Year from the Team at Sketch!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year, the team here at Sketch are excited for this year’s upcoming projects. We look forward to working with you in 2015!





Building a Home: 10 Decisions You Will Never Regret

As exhilarating and fun as it is, building a house can also be a challenging and nerve-wrecking process, for any of the hundreds of decisions you must take can make or break your dream home. So take a deep breath, grab a cuppa, forget trends and have a look at my recommendations for a house […]





Sketch to be Featured on Australia’s Best Houses in 2015

Sketch Building Design Design was recently contacted by Abode TV to be featured on ‘Australia’s Best Houses’, a television series that features some of the most exciting and visually stunning homes in Australia. After gaining interest in several of the projects listed on our website, it was decided that our West Brunswick Alterations and Additions […]



Expert Tips for Planning a Welcoming Small Front Yard

The perfect way to create a grand, inviting entrance to a home is with a beautiful garden setting. Large front yards offer an amazing scope for creating these entries with the added potential bonus of a functional garden zone as well. Unfortunately, though, not all front yards are grand in scale, so let’s investigate the […]



Key Measurements to Consider When Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the kitchen island is the heart of the kitchen – a central hub where people gather to prepare food, eat and chat. Therefore, it’s important that it is as functional and practical as it is beautiful. This comprehensive list of key measurements to consider when designing […]





Clever Design Ideas for your Bathroom Vanity

From Houzz.com:   The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house – especially in the morning when everyone is rushing around to get ready for work or school at the same time. So it makes sense then, that when designing your bathroom vanity, function and practicality is just as important as style […]