Has Self-isolation Highlighted the Problems with Your Current Home?

Has Self-isolation Highlighted the Problems with Your Current Home?

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Each time I open one of my social media accounts I’m greeted with memes about the problems with being stuck inside as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19. And it’s during times like these, that little things begin to bug us.

Unfortunately for some, it will be their partner, roommate, children or whomever else they share their home with. I can’t help you with that. But I can help you with the things that are annoying you about your home.

You might have discovered that your current design doesn’t lend itself to accommodating you working from home. Particularly if there is more than one person trying to work at the same time. And whilst the pandemic won’t last forever, the world has been gradually moving toward a ‘work from home’ transition across several industries. COVID-19 might be the start of more businesses looking to have their staff working remotely on a more regular basis. So, if your current design isn’t suitable for working from home, now be the time to change it.

You might have also noticed a lack of space or poor connection between spaces. Have you found yourselves getting under each other’s feet? Found it hard to find space for yourself during this time locked inside?

Well, now might be a great time to contact us about a renovation design for your home.

Let’s solve your problems together with a stunning design

It’s important to understand that the outcome you require is unique to you, your family and your property. An off the shelf design won’t improve things. You need a bespoke design that will suit each individuals’ requirements in terms of functionality.

Spaces should also be aesthetically pleasing, creating spaces within your home that you are proud of. Your design should uniquely reflect who you are and what’s important to you. It should offer a sense of tranquillity and security.

We don’t need to meet in person

It is important that everyone acts in accordance with the latest medical advice during this time. As such, we can offer you our ‘stay at home online design advice’. This is a service that we use from time to time when working with interstate or remote customers.

There are several ways that this can work, from Skype calls to Zoom video conferencing or even FaceTime. We take care of everything for you, you don’t need to worry about a thing.

Of course, we can still meet in person, providing we follow the social distancing rules and providing that everyone in attendance is in good health and not showing any signs of illness.

We are classified as an essential service so we can perform face to face meeting in accordance with social distancing measures and will only enter your space if everyone including ourselves are well. However, we are equally happy to provide remote online meetings.

This is the time to get your renovation or new home design started

If you’re sitting at home feeling frustrated about your current home, then now is the time to give us a call. If you have a stable income and the financial means to undertake a project, now might be a great time to start. Good design preparation can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months and sometimes longer. By starting now building could commence before Christmas or just after.

The principles of supply and demand could well be in your favour, particularly if we start to see the price of building materials drop and with interest rates at record lows.

Contact us today

If’ you’re looking for an architect firm with full project management skills who can also offer the full complement of services including architecture, interior design and landscape design, then we are the firm you need to call.

Having one firm who can look after exterior, interior and landscaping, if required, offers enormous benefits. It creates a seamless design that works perfectly together, both visually and functionally.

This is a great opportunity to create a beautiful home design that better suits your needs. A design that incorporates sustainability and low consumption, whilst creating a perfectly comfortable environment for you and your loved ones.

Dion Seminara Architect


Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 20 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.