Home renovations are more than just about repairing structural issues in your building – they are also opportunities to build the home you’ve always wanted, and using a renovation architect with over 30 years experience will help you do just that.
Whether you need a minor refurbishment or a major overhaul, dion seminara architecture can design an exquisite renovation plan that’s tailored exactly to your needs. Our renovation architects will create the solutions that you’re looking for as well as improvements that you may have never thought of. We love working on Brisbane renovations and when you work with us, you will get an architecturally designed home that changes the way you live.
Interior Design, Renovations
This 1960’s home was certainly nothing to write home about in terms of its appearance. Whilst the property had solid ‘bones’ the exterior of the home was bland at best. Inside it lacked space and organisation resulting in a home that was low in terms of comfort and liveability.
Interior Design, Renovations, Queenslanders
Queenslanders have a certain charm, but lack practicality and comfort compared to many modern homes. But they are blessed with potential which is why our client engaged us to transform their Hawthorne property.
Outdoor Entertainment, Renovations, 60’s – 2000’s
The design for this renovation and extension in Nobby Beach includes an improved streetscape & pool entertainment area at the rear of the home with a deck extension.
Indoor/Outdoor, Interior Design, Renovations, Queenslanders
For this Morayfield home renovation, a pavilion addition was designed to create a new living, dining and kitchen area plus garage and laundry to a 1930′s acreage character home.
"We have been meaning for some time now to put in writing our appreciation and thanks for Dion’s creative but yet very practical architectural input to the renovations that we undertook at our home during the latter half of 2001. We continue to be amazed at the practicality of the design. We are so pleased with what has been achieved. Dion took an ordinary brick box and created a modern, contemporary styled home suited to the lifestyle we envisaged, namely, comfortable living and entertaining, both indoors and outdoors. We are grateful to Dion for that. In short, our experience with Dion Seminara as our architect and the subsequent activity of our renovations have been most enjoyable and successful, a situation which is not always the case, if one is to believe “conventional wisdom” and anecdotes about designing and building a house."
"Over the past two years we have been working with Dion Seminara to modernise our solid 1980′s brick home. The result is a modern open plan house that capitalises on a bright north-easterly outlook and is now a delight to live in. We were introduced to Dion as a result of inquiries at Australian Institute of Architects. After describing what we wanted, Dion led us through various stages of concept design and design development and eventually managed the building contract for us. We had some of our own ideas for improvement to the house, but Dion took the renovations way beyond out initial expectations to end up with the great result we now have. His experience and flair for this type of work meant that the fittings and fixtures complement the improvements he made to the overall house design through the tender process, his recommendations on builder selection and the contract negotiation process led to a quality product. We would recommend Dion to anyone wanting design and project management assistance to renovate and modernise their home. We would be pleased to provide further information or to discuss this with anyone interested in using Dion’s services."
"When we approached Dion, our scope was to open up the back of the house to make the area flow through from the inner living to the outside. Also in the process, we wanted to modernize the kitchen and as with all projects, we also extended the scope to include the main bathroom upstairs. What we have achieved is a very liveable area that flows with a modern workable kitchen. On Dion’s recommendation, we changed the orientation of the kitchen by extending into what was previously a walkway. I now have a study on the ground floor as recommended by Dion as my original study was upstairs away from the main living area and this new study is well utilized due to its location. We are very happy with the renovation as designed by dion seminara architecture."
As architects and interior designers with years of training and practical expertise, we always prioritise your family’s comfort, lifestyle, and enjoyment above everything. That’s why we’ll always consider the following when planning renovations for your home:
It’s important that any renovation design considers the existing styling of the home, taking into account any parts of the home that you love and those things that you want to change, the whole time creating a design to suit your budget and lifestyle needs. At dion seminara architecture we understand that the perfect home renovation can sometimes be achieved through carefully planned refinement rather than a complete overhaul.
Your home should be your sanctuary, a place where you can escape the outside world and live the life that you choose to live in private. Which is why our designs will always take your personal privacy into account. This can be achieved whilst still taking advantage of any views that your home has to offer, giving you a stunning outlook that captures the beauty of your surroundings.
Your home renewal will achieve and even exceed your dreams. We get to know your desires and objectives in detail before creating custom designs that perfectly suit your needs. Our renovation architects are experts at creating dream renovations within a budget. Each aspect of your renovation will be meticulously planned to ensure that it works within the existing home whilst achieving your project goals.
Professional architects will know the best ways to enhance your home’s look and function, including any changes that may not seem apparent or obvious. There’s more to improving your home’s visual appeal than simply changing the way it looks, and the right professionals will know what changes need to be made and how to do it.
Architecturally renovated homes stand the test of time, and they can definitely increase your home’s value on the market. Not only can this increase your total assets, but it can also put you in a better market position if you decide to sell your property later. It’s an investment opportunity that can pay off now and in the future.
Home renovations require compliance with town planning requirements and building approvals. Not to mention negotiations with builders, plumbers, electricians and your surrounding neighbours. Our renovation architects are experts and can guide you through all these steps so that you can save time and money throughout your home renovations.
Watching your home transform and meeting your wish list of hopes and dreams – these are the reasons why we do what we do. Winning awards for our designs highlights our passion and vision for our clients. These awards are nice to have, and the acknowledgement from our industry peers is always welcome – but they are not what we are here for. Our focus is, and will always be, on you.
From a technical design perspective, you’ll also discover that our designs process will provide a functional internal layout that incorporates eco-friendly improvements. These optimisations include adequate natural light, airflow considerations, and sufficient home storage spaces. Our plans will also provide you with external finishes that consider your outdoor living areas, street appeal, and landscaping options.
We treat home renovations the same way that we treat any of our new interior design projects: with creativity, ingenuity and passion. Our mission for all renovation projects is simple: to make your home better than ever. With dion seminara architecture, you’ll get a result that considers every aspect of your home and living conditions.