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California Bungalows: Part 4, Style Trends in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs

California Bungalow Part 3 Over the last three weeks, we’ve examined in detail every aspect of the Californian Bungalow. We started with its early origins in India, followed by its perfection and proliferation in California and throughout the US. Next, we covered its antipodean migration during the early part of the 20th Century and the …

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California Bungalows: Part 3, Features & Characteristics of the California Bungalow

California Bungalow Part 2 California Bungalow Part 4 Californian Bungalows are typically described as ‘cottage-type’ homes. While they’ve become an icon of country- and suburban-landscapes, they have also crept in closer towards our CBDs, influencing homes in their modern transformations. While a lot of these newly built and renovated Bungalows draw inspiration from different styles, …

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Californian Bungalows: Part 2, Californian Bungalows in Australia

California Bungalow Part 1 California Bungalow Part 3 Californian Bungalows have become an architectural staple across suburbs in Australia since their introduction around a century ago. Parts of Australia, such as Melbourne during our hot summers, share a similar climate to California. These environmental similarities combined with the increasing influence of Hollywood and American culture …

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The California Bungalow: Part 1, The History of the California Bungalow

California Bungalow Part 2 Take a drive around Melbourne’s northern suburbs and you will notice the proliferation of a particular style of single-story house; it is clear that during the early part of the 20th Century, Melbourne builders went a little ga ga for the Californian Bungalow. From the kerb, this house is recognisable by …

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Part 6: An Overview of Our Guide to Home Extensions

Extension Guide Part 5 Over the last five weeks, we’ve gone through the steps involved in planning and building your home extension, loading each instalment with the tips and tricks many home extension builders Melbourne- and Australia-wide wish they’d had before they started their first build. In this, our final blog in this series, we’d …

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Extension Guide Part 5: Interior Fittings and Materials

Extension Guide Part 4 Extension Guide Part 6 With 20 years-experience and countless satisfied customers, Hylton Constructions are the extension builders Melbourne homeowners turn to when they decide to bring their dream home to life. In this series of blogs, we share some of that hard-earned experience with you. In our previous blog, we ran …

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Extension Guide Part 4: Five Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Extension Guide Part 3 Extension Guide Part5 At this point in our series on home extensions, we’ve covered the importance of organising your finances, outlined the fundamental planning process, and discussed how to go about choosing the materials for your project. At Hylton, we have over 20 years of experience in designing, planning, and building …

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Extension Guide Part 3: Choosing the Materials for Your Home Extension

Extension Guide Part 2 Extension Guide Part 4 Supposing that you’ve been following along with this series of blogs, you’re already further into the process of extending your home than many people ever get. First, you worked out your finances, clearing your debt and crunching the numbers to create a realistic budget. Having put your …

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Extension Guide Part 2: How to Plan a Home Extension

Extension Guide Part 1 Extension Guide Part 3 Now you’ve got the money in order, it’s time to start planning! Whether you choose to build up, dig down, or create something new, extending your living space can create the dream home you’ve always wished for. Before you hit the ground running and hire a builder …

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