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15

Oct

One of the benefits of designing and building your new home with PJ Burns Builder, is your ability to add your own elements of style to your design and finishings.

We have created a thoughtful list of spaces and elements of the home for you to personalise.

ADD A FOCAL POINT

A focal point in interior design can be as simple as a beautiful piece of artwork or bold decorative item, or can be incorpoated into the design of your PJ Burns Builder home, and installed during your build, such as a fireplace or feature pendant light.

Photograph: A recently completed home by PJ Burns Builder in Brisbane

ADD STATEMENT LIGHTING

No matter your design style, there is a feature light to suit your new PJ Burns Builder home and is sure to make a statement in your home.

We collaborate with local suppliers and have many beautiful designs and styles that we can supply and install within our contract, or, if you are after something more specialty to reflect your indicidual style you can supply your own fitting for our electrician to install.

Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns home design ‘The Hamptons 309’
Photograph: A recently completed PJ Burns Builder home on the Sunshine Coast

WHITE + BRIGHT WALLS

All-white walls will make your new PJ Burns Builder home lighter and brighter.

During the colour selection process our design team will offer expert advice on working with different whites to achieve your desired finish and to work your style with your decor and artwork.

Dulux’s guide to Most Loved Whites is a great place to start finding your style.

LET NATURE INSPIRE YOU

From working with shades and styles of timber grain vanities, and specialty timbers, to incorporating a combinations of tones and textures in materials such as rattan, linen, leather, cotton, wicker, stone, granite, wool and wood.

Let nature inspire you, your options are only limited by your imagination and budget.

Photograph: A recently completed PJ Burns Builer home with beautiful natural colour pallette.
Photophaph: A recently completed new PJ Burns Builder home with a beautiful balance of texture and tone.

CONSIDER STORAGE

Consider each element in its next larger context, and different styles of storage available to your design. Baskets are a beautiful way to add a personality, while your design can be custom designed to suit your specific pieces.

Custom designed cabinetry, tv cabinets or shelving are a great way to organise areas of the home and make cleaning easy.

Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home on the Sunshine Coast, The Cayman 643
Photograph: A beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home, the Juno 240

Ready to start designing your new PJ Burns Builder home, contact us via 07 5457 7600 or say hello via the live chat on our website and book your FREE design consultation today!

8

Oct

Each year Houzz honour the professionals behind the most popular photos on Houzz with a prestigious Best of Houzz award. We are thrilled and proud to be a winner of the 2019 Houzz design award!

Visit our Houzz account and scroll though our recently completed projects

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, their Best Of Houzz 2019 Awards, honor home builders and design professionals whose work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.

Visit our Houzz account and scroll though our recently completed projects

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge appears on our PJ Burns Builder profile and other home professional profiles, as a sign of the professionals commitment to excellence. These badges help our potential customers identify us as popular and top-rated home professionals, and are awarded throughout every metro area on Houzz.

“This prestegious award is great recognition of all the hard work the PJ Burns family and team put into the design and construction of each new home” says Simon Pickering, General Manager of PJ Burns on the Sunshine Coast. “We offer a unique custom design and build service and have been building beautifully personalised homes from Brisbane to Bundaberg and everywhere in between for over 41 years, that’s why we’re used time and time again by everyday Australian homeowners, as well as industry and design professionals.”

How to create and use a Houzz Ideabook

A Houzz ideabook is a great place for you to collect and store ideas and build dreams for your new PJ Burns Builder home. You can save everything you see on Houzz in your ideabooks, including your favorite home design photos, stories, products, discussions, notes and other details of your PJ Burns home project.

Visit our Houzz Account for design inspiration for your new PJ Burns Builder home

Saving a photograph

When you find a photograph you like, click the Save button at the bottom of the photo.

Save our account

When you are on our main profile page, click the save button beneath our profile photo (top right)

PJ Burns Tip: Consider creating separate ideabooks for different rooms or spaces of your new PJ Burns home. You can create as many as you want.

If you are ready to start designing and building your new home in Hervey Bay, Brisbane or on the Sunshine Coast, contact us on 07 5457 7600 or via the live chat on our website. Our experienced team will guide you through the exciting building process and help bring your dream home to life.

25

Sep

Did you know that you can customise all elements of your new PJ Burns Builder home design, plan and inclusions to create your own personalised dream home!?


Looking for a custom designed new home without the price tag of using an architect?


Our design team will work with you to specifically design your new PJ Burns Builder home, to suit your lifestyle, family and budget. 

One of the benefits of designing your new home with us directly from the begining, is our ability to manage the journey to your new home, while delivering your home on time and on budget.

Photo: Recently completed and custom designed PJ Burns Builder home

PJ Burns Builder have been designing & building beautiful custom designed homes for over fourty one years!


Are you looking to create a new home that is customised and individual to you?


Each of our new homes are unique, because every site has it’s own individual set of requirements and zone overlays, while each household has their own needs, style and dynamics.

We will consider each of these elements during the preliminary design process.

Visit our website and view our thoughful range of standard designs, and keep in mind we have over 41 years worth of new home designs & floor plans on hand, to assist you in creating a home to suit any style block.

Photo: Beautifully personalised PJ Burns Builder home in Brisbane

We are recognised in the area of specialised accessible accommodation, and the importance of mindfully personalising homes to cater for families individual needs when living with disabilities.

Photo: A modern coastal home via Homes to Love, for design inspiration

Hear what our customers say about us…

I am very well settled and really very happy in my new home.

I keep finding nice, really nice suprises.

I found the house has sunny nooks for the cold winter days, especially the window seat,

the downstairs especially stayed warm and cosy.

Summer it’s just as good.

My shutters keep out the radiant heat but by 1pm I can open the windows in the sitting room and have the coolest sea breezes coming in.

Hardly need the fans let alone aircon yet.

Robyn Minchinton

Enquire about building your new custom designed home.


10

Sep

Colour Forecast

We are here to guide you in finding the perfect colour combination for your new PJ Burns Builder home. Let’s do it!

Dulux’s four forecasted styles for 2020 ‘Essence’ are all about fining the very essence of happiness, while encouraging us to centre ourselves, breathe and reconnect.

Build youself a simple, beautiful life with Dulux’s Grounded palette

Do you dream of living a simple, uncomplicated life? Adopting a less-is-more approach, Grounded inspires us to move towards an existence filled with conscious, smart living choices, without compromising on the beauty, warmth and texture that remains essential to creating our happy place.

A nature-inspired palette that combats the crush of city living with its soothing calmness with Dulux’s Cultivate palette

The time has come to nurture and regenerate. To surrender to that urge for escape and to find refuge in the beautiful simplicity of nature. As we disconnect from the harsh white filters of the digital sphere, reconnect with the elements of nature: verdant earth, clean air, natural light.

Indulge is the luxurious antidote to our busy stressful lives using Dulux’s Indulge palette

Dreaming of an escape? Indulge speaks to our collective desire to disconnect from the mounting challenges of the everyday. It’s the perfect antidote to our busy, high stress lives, finding the rose-tinted glasses to reignite our romance with hearth and home.

Vintage styles mix with contemporary pieces to create an eclectic look with Dulux’s Comeback palette

While there is a sense of safety in the familiar, we cannot ignore the call to break out and express our true selves. Comeback speaks to this innately creative desire, inspiring us to blend contempoary design cues with vintage pieces.

Keep in mind that colours online are always displayed for design inspiration and should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, your desired colours can be arranged as A4 Colour Swatches during the pre construction design process with PJ Burns Builder.

Do you need further guidance on getting started, need a second opinion on your new home project, or wish to talk through an existing quote from another builder? We have a team of experts here to assist you and guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

15

May

We are finding smaller, more efficient homes are on trend here on the Sunshine Coast. With families happy to sacrifice space, to live closer to work and our beautiful coastline.

There is also a greater awareness of the cost of operating big homes, that have more space to heat and cool, furnish and clean.

This tiny house movement drew our focus on designing a new range of PJ Burns Builder homes to be smarter and lighter with a smaller footprint. A range of small homes where every corner of the home is thoughtfully considered.


Above: Our Sanctuary 60 is a 60m2 home that can be certified as a secondary dwelling and custom designed to suit your individual style and block.

Smaller homes do not mean that you need to compromise on style, in fact, we believe it is the opposite. With shows like “Tiny House Nation” or ‘Living Small” on Netflix, & small home articles in the latest Real Living Magazine, there is plenty of inspiration for you to create you new modern and stylish lifestyle choice.

Above: Our Sanctuary 90 is a 90m2 home that would be perfect for a block that has views or a beautiful outlook and can be easily modified to suit your style and block.

Parklakes 2 Bli Bli, is an established and thriving masterplanned community and has just released Stages 12, 13 and 14. The available blocks range from 354m2 Cottage Style Blocks, so there is plenty of opportunity to build your a thoughtfully designed family home.

Above: Our Banksia 168 is a 168m2 home that has been throughtfully designed to suit smaller estate style blocks.

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can help design your dream home and assist you in choosing the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

4

Mar

A common topic of discussion during the preliminary design stages when building a new home is around creating a home that is kid friendly. We have a ideas for you to consider that will make your home comfortable, stylish and durable..

Your kitchen design

If space allows, a butler’s pantry is a great way to take advantage of additional cabinetry and bench space for those busy, before school mornings

Images: Photograph and Floor Plan of a recently completed PJ Burns home with a hidden pantry design


If your floor plan is a more compact design, a butlers cupboard is a great addition, and offers a place to keep all the gear (toaster, kettle, juicer, bread, etc), leaving your kitchen space free of clutter

Images: Photograph and Floor Plan of a recently completed PJ Burns home with a butlers pantry design

Your kitchen benchtop

Quantum Quartz is a beautiful, light and durable benchtop option with extraordinary aesthetic appeal. We have a beautiful range of colours within our standard range for you to select from for your kitchen. Your kitchen deserves the best.

This engineered stone is low maintenance and ultra hygienic, making it the perfect benchtop solution for growing families.

Images: Photograph and Colour Options from PJ Burns Standard Kitchen Benchtop Range

Your flooring

One of the biggest advantages of vinyl plank flooring is the fact that it is 100% water resistant making it the ideal product with spills and accidents.

With many different colour options available in our standard range, you are sure to find the perfect shade of timber, to meet your design style.

Images: Photographs from recently completed PJ Burns Builder homes featuring our standard Vinyl Plank Flooring

Your tile grout

The paste that fills the spaces between each tile hardly seems like the most significant element of your design, however, the grout you choose can change the look and feel of your space, and effect the amount of maintenance you will need to maintain the freshly tiled, new home look.

When it comes time to complete your colour selections, our interior designer will guide you through the different grout options available to you, to help find the perfect combination for your family and lifestyle.

Images: Photographs from recently completed PJ Burns Builder homes for design inspiration

A drop zone

They say that home is where you hang your hat. But how about where your kids fling their school backpacks, runners and jumpers?

A drop zone is a great design feature for large families, that is easy to incorporate in your new home design and can really help organise a busy families home and life.

Images: For design inspiration via Studiomcqee Instagram

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can help design your dream home and assist you in choosing the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

28

Feb

Ideas to introduce colour into your kitchen.

Deciding on a design and colour palette that suits your needs and fits your space is key to creating your dream kitchen in your new PJ Burns Builder home.

We are noticing the traditional all-white palettes are now often being replaced with palettes featuring fun pops of colour, patterns and textures by the way of splashbacks, cabinetry and finishings.

Here, we describe a few ways you can incorporate colour into your kitchen.

Encaustic Look Tiles

Encaustic look tiles are a stunning way to add style and personality to your PJ Burns Builder kitchen, and will transform your space.

Available in multi-colour and bold patterns there is something special about encaustic look tiles, that create an eye-catching statement.

Images: Design Inspiration via Tile Cloud

Coloured Cabinetry

Green has been named as the ‘it’ cabinetry colour of 2019 and for good reason! It’s earthy and organic and when used as a accent feature provides a luxe statement with a timeless appeal.

Images: Design Inspiration via Three Birds ‘House 9’

Furnishings and accessories

If you don’t want to commit to a fixed element in your PJ Burns Builder kitchen, there are multiple ways of incorporating colour after handover by showcasing a removable object, such as, a bold vase, vivid appliances, or even bright bar stools.

Keep in mind, adding colour in this way, allows you the freedom of updating your colour palette with each season

Feature Lighting

Feature Pendants are a great way to softly bring colour into your kitchen, and enhance your everyday living.

Available in so many different finishes and colours, this simple design element is guaranteed to brighten up your kitchen space.

Images: Design Inspiration via Jardan

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

4

Feb

Design with joy – how to create a new home that makes you feel happy!

When designing your new PJ Burns Builder home, consider little things that make you smile. Our team of creative experts can help you incorporate those small details in your home to create that feeling joy, based around current elements of your life that make you feel happy.

No matter how small it seems at the time, we will experience little moments of joy in our everyday life. These small sparks of joy are powerful + when considered for your new home, they will become the building blocks to happiness.

There are a few elements to consider, to simply apply this idea to your new home design. Read on for joy-inducing ideas that might appeal to you.

Rediscover Nature.

Idea: Nature nourishes our souls, so when work (or school) life gets a bit much, we often retreat to nature.

Designer Tip: Bring the inside out by considering your surroundings with the layout and position of your home. Perhaps you have a constant view outside, or established trees on your block – it’s a simple way to bring happy vibes into your home. Don’t overlook indoor plants or a vase full of fresh flowers when decorating.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Instagram

Let light flood in.

Idea: Natural light + the warmth of the sun are uplifting + energizing.

Designer Tip: Consider the orientation of your home + the position of the natural light to enjoy different spaces, at different times of the day. White or bright internal paint colours will bring visual feshness + warmth into your new PJ Burns Builder home. Keep in mind that during our preliminary site visits, we will inspect + evaluate your home for your first concept, preliminary plans and price, visit our youtube chanel for examples of this.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Create harmony.

Idea: A well balanced life leads to happiness + the same goes when designing your new home.

Designer Tip: Feature pendant lights are a simple + affordable way to bring balance into the design of your new PJ Burns Builder home. Keep in mind that balance in design doesn’t always mean matching or symmetry.

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Instagram

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

1

Feb

Interior design ideas to elevate your home!

With so many platforms and beautiful images availabile to us daily, it is easy to become overwhelmed by options and choices when it comes to the interior design of your new PJ Burns Builder home. We have broken it down to simple elements and steps for you to consider, when designing and decorating each space of your new PJ Burns Builder home.

Let light in.

Beautiful lighting will make a space, a whilst your floor plan will usually determine your lighting plan, making the most of natural light is always a good idea.

Natural light constantly changes throughout the day, and is one of the lovely and noticable elements to suprise you, when settling into your new home and watching the morning and afternoon light move through each space.

A home that faces north and east, will make the most of our coastal climate, while naturally allowing light and heat flowing through your home. A thoughtfully designed space will take advantage of the natural light during the day.

To create a mood and add ambience, incorporate interesting windows or feature pendants, wall lights, ceiling lights, lamps into your interior design, rather than filling each space with too many downlights.

Designer Tip: As part of the PJ Burns experience, keep in mind that you will be provided with the opportunity to walk through your new home with our experienced electrician, at frame stage, to ensure your new home is transformed into your dream home.  

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Instagram

Colour changes everything.

Your colour palette is an important element of interior design and effectivly achieving the style your going for.

The 60/30/10 rule, is popular with interior designers, and rightfully so. The 60 percent refers to your main colour, which acts as the backdrop or anchor for the space you are designing. The 30 percent refers to your secondary colour, of which needs to have it’s own identity while toning harmoniously with your main colour. The 10 percent refers to your statement colour, which depending on your design inspiration is your chance to get creative and add that pop of colour adding character and attention.

When selecting colours, both natural and artificial light will change the way colours appear and feel in each space. For confidence in your decision, order a sample pot or A4 colour swatches via Dulux website to get the most accurate example of the final result.

Designer Tip: As part of the PJ Burns experience, keep in mind that you will be provided with the opportunity to complete a colour consultation with our wonderful interior designer, during the preliminary process, to ensure your vision and design inspiration is brought to life.  

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Texture is paramount.

The first thing to remember when it comes to texture within interior design, is balance. Balance your matt stone finishes, with a soft throw or cushion from adairs, your naturally darker materials with a lighter tone of woven rug from rugs of beauty, or your shiny, glossy surface with a stonewashed linen from deiji studios.

Designer Tip: An easy way to incorporate texture into the structure of your new home, is with a feature wall cladding, tile or exposed trusses. Discuss options and costs involved during the designing stage of the process, your options are only limited by your imagination and budget!

Images: Design Inspiration via PJ Burns Facebook

Space.

Arguably the most important consideration in designing a room is how your home and design flows between spaces.

Be mindful how you + your family use the current space you are living in, and visualise your furniture pieces on your floor plan during the preliminary design stage. It is important to leave enough space between significant furniture pieces for your to comfortably transition between spaces.

Designer Tip: Consider unusable space, such as a void or high ceilings and incorporate statement lighting or exposed trusses to bring your new home interior to life.

Images: Design Inspiration via homes to love.

Need further guidance on getting started? We have a team of experts here to guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

12

Oct

Colour Forecast

We are here to guide you in finding the perfect colour combination for your new PJ Burns Builder home. Let’s do it!

Dulux’s four forecasted styles for 2019 are all about creating your happy place and living your best life. When the world is so busy and the influences so many, these beautiful colour palette’s will help you filter out the noise and focus on what matters.

Breathe and simply be in the moment with Dulux’s wholeself palette

Do you feel like your brain is in constant overdrive? It’s time to switch off the smartphone and clear out the mental clutter. Wholeself helps us to create a calm, distraction-free zone where we can dial back the volume and reconnect with ourselves.

Create a timeless and elegantly styled home with Dulux’s legacy palette

What is the legacy we leave behind? Every day we tread the tightrope of time, pulled forward by hot, new trends and futuristic technologies. But there’s no ignoring our past, the ultimate symbol of elegance and time-honoured tradition. Legacy brings the past and present into timeless harmony with an eclectic mix of influences.

Dulux’s identity palette empowers you to show your true colours

It’s time to break out of the mould and show us the real you. Identity speaks to the radical, non-conformist in us all. It empowers us to live on the wild side and express our true inner creative. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

Heal our rifts with nature with Dulux’s repair palette

Repair helps us revive our relationship with nature and embrace a more holistic and ‘circular’ way of living. Our comfortable, carefree existence begins to fade into the past, as we adopt a wabi-sabi sensibility that appreciates the beauty in faults and flaws.

Images: Design Inspiration via Dulux

Keep in mind that colours online are always displayed for design inspiration and should be used as a guide for your colour selection. To ensure best accuracy, your desired colours can be arranged as A4 Colour Swatches during the pre construction design process with PJ Burns Builder.

Do you need further guidance on getting started, need a second opinion on your new home project, or wish to talk through an existing quote from another builder? We have a team of experts here to assist you and guide you through the process. Say hello to Simon via the live chat on our website and get inspired to start building today!

No matter your design style, we’d love to hear from you & help bring your dreams to life. Contact us about our range of stunning home designs, all of which can be tailored to suit your individual style, or talk to us about how we can custom design your dream home and help you choose the right block today. p: 07 5457 7600 / e: hello@pjburns.com

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