We couldn’t find what we wanted anywhere so we designed our own with Kitome!
We were looking for a design that would work well as a guest house as well as fitting in well with the historic surroundings along the Hawkesbury River at Windsor. We looked at lots of home builders before deciding on Kitome. Their Internal Design Service made it easy to design the right house to suit our needs. We are more than happy with the end result and our guests always comment on how well the house functions as an entertaining house with the veranda completely surrounding the house to over 360 degree views combined with the excellent indoor/outdoor entertaining kitchen and dining area.
This is actually our second project. Our first was a Hamilton which we built ourselves using basic tools and doing as much of the work ourselves as possible.
We purchased a 2 1/2 acre lot and one week later we found out my wife was pregnant with child number 3 so the pressure was on. Built in six months the Rosedale home was completed just before Christmas and the birth of our third child. Like our previous home I did as much work as I physically could to keep the overall cost down. The savings in building the home was enormous, it made building such a home affordable and within our reach.
Our house has exceeded our expectations!
We have decided to do something together for our future, so we are going into business and are moving to Coffs Harbour. We do plan on building it again, so don’t go anywhere – we will have the same again, just different location. We have surely told enough people about Kitome and we hope that a few of them may come your way. Enjoy having a look at the house – show people what their ideas can do.
After great deliberation of all of the fabulous designs, I finally settled on Kitome Wyndham design
There were very few issues and any issues that did arise were sorted out quickly by the Kitome staff. My builders were impressed with the quality of the product and the service we were provided. During the fit-out of the internals I did find I wanted to make changes and the Kitome staff and affiliated suppliers took all of my alterations graciously and never made me feel like I was being a pain – although sometimes I think I was doing just that! The Kitome staff also helped me with my custom design Garage/ Carport to match the house. The end result is that I have a lovely home, thanks Kitome!
We needed a custom designed home for our sloping block and extended family!
We needed a home to suit our families needs, including a separate living residence that could adapt to the changing needs of an elderly but independent parent. Kitome gave complete flexibility, welcoming and working with all our ideas. They gave us a firm indication of costs as budget was a key factor for us. The nature of the sloping block created many design challenges but I cannot praise Kitome enough for the effort given to get it to the final stages as there were a number of essential changes needed. We have ended up with a home that suits our needs. We would definitely recommend Kitome!
Why not a kit home, it couldn’t be that hard to do and we would be in charge of the whole job
Once the decision was made to do this, Kitome was contacted and found to be our best option (plus it just felt right). A time frame was decided, taking into account we would be doing as much of the work as possible to save $$ (between $50-70,000). We started on the house at Easter time 2007 and worked on it every weekend and weeknight for the next 9 months. We chose the Wentworth home with Santorini block which we are so happy with. We moved into our home on Christmas Eve 2007 and are very proud of it, we show it off whenever we can. Don’t dream it, just do it!
We are very happy with our new home and would recommend Kitome as a company that is experienced, flexible and helpful
For us, building our home was a project we wanted to be heavily involved in from design to construction. Through Kitome we felt we had more control and they assisted us to achieve what we envisioned. At all times Kitome were flexible with ideas and advice to allow us to have a quality home within our budget. Everyone involved through Kitome were friendly and helpful and always responded promptly to our inquiries. In particular we would like to thank Russell and the team at Emu Plains, who were always willing to assist us in any way required.
We liked the look of the Harrington immediately and dreamed of one day building one
We chose Kitome after investigating other ways to design and build our own home. We have a friend in Gundaroo who has built a Kitome and we had a look, liked the look and decided to look closer at designs available on your website. We liked the look of the Harrington immediately and dreamed of one day building one. We have a large rural block with an elevated position that needed a good looking country look homestead to really take advantage of the views and north facing aspect. I recommend Kitome to others building their home dream who enjoy having input into the finished product.
Having designed a house plan to suit our family of five, we set about getting quotes from local builders.
The discovery of what we considered ‘exorbitant’ prices led us to research the possibility of building our own ‘kit home’. Knowing what we wanted our home to look like from the exterior narrowed down the choices considerably. We were searching for an existing plan that we could modify without too much trouble to suit our own design. We came across a Kitome design that ticked all the boxes and contacted their Gold Coast office. After several telephone conversations, we had exactly what we wanted – and at a price, we could afford. We would not hesitate for a moment in recommending the Kitome Gold Coast office!
As long-time admirers of Victorian inspired homes, this style of home was naturally our first choice
We drew inspiration from the numerous visits to different display homes and a stack of magazines. Once we decided exactly what we wanted we contacted Kitome and they helped tailor a home to suit our individual needs. The result is a timeless home where visitors are greeted by ornate pillars and a lovely, sweeping wraparound veranda. For the most part, the whole process was extremely smooth sailing. Kitome’s highly professional team members were more than happy to help every step of the way!
We purchased the Forrestville Mk2 and added a rumpus room, bedroom and ensuite to the existing plan.
We built the home ourselves, doing as much of the work as possible to keep the overall cost down. The brick work, plumbing and electrics were done by contractors. Building took around six months to complete. The savings in building our home were enormous! We saved anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000. This saving made building such a home affordable and within our reach. When we decided to add a double garage to the end of our house, 2 ½ years later, we once again got in contact to see how we could achieve this. We could not have asked for better guidance and help during the building process.
We really liked the look and layout of the Trafalgar as it suited the area we wanted to build in.
We live in a rural zone, so we wanted a home that had that comfortable country feel. Our home overlooks a national park at the back and there is a picturesque dam at the front, so naturally we wanted to make the most of the views from the property. We decided to build the house on stilts to better enjoy the panorama, so we maximised our views by adding a wraparound veranda, which measures three metres wide on the entertaining side. What is amazing, given the size of the home, is that it took only four months to build!
When it comes to designing your ideal home,
with Kitome anything is possible!
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