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How To Make Your Home A Unique Reflection Of You

How To Make Your Home A Unique Reflection Of You

This post is written in collaboration with Scyon.

Designing and building your own home is an exciting opportunity for you to show your unique personality. The facade of your home is one of the most important aspects of the build- it’s the first impression. A very simple way to create immediate wow factor is to utilise mixed materials to create your own spin on the design of your home.

When considering finishes for your home, there are many choices to be made. Mixing the materials your façade is comprised of, will give you’re the greatest flexibility to ensure your unique statement is made.

Let’s have a look at a few ways in which you can use mixed materials to create your perfect home.

Low Maintenance

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like spending my weekends working on the house. When looking for our next home, we are specifically looking for a low maintenance home. To achieve this, think of mixed materials like cladding and stone, or cladding and timber . Scyon Walls™ cladding is made from fibre cement, so it doesn’t rot and is resistant to moisture damage and termite damage, further reducing the maintenance on your home. Stria™ wall cladding by Scyon Walls would sit perfectly alongside a stone feature walls to create a low maintenance but stunning home.

Visit scyon.com.au for more inspiration

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It’s no secret that I love a classic look home. Think Hampton’s style, traditional and replica Queenslanders, they have my heart. This look is easy to achieve utilising Scyon Linea™ Weatherboards—add some gorgeous round windows finished with a white trim and you have the perfect Hamptons home.

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I actually have a soft spot for modern homes, having lived in one for 5 years prior to our Queenslander. I feel they are such an expressive home. I love the freedom that comes with designing modern homes, with its choices of materials to use. Try mixing up the sizes and orientation of a cladding like Scyon Axon to differentiate parts of the facade. A clever way to show your own flare!

Three Birds Renovations

These are just a few examples of how you can be empowered to create your own paradise. Visit scyon.com.au for more inspiration and ideas.

Have you built a new home? Did you use a combination of materials?



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  1. You have such a good eye! We are hoping to buy soon, not build, but I know whose Insta I’ll be turning to for inspo!

    1. Mwah!!! xx

  2. If I win the lottery and can afford to buy a house, I’d definitely have to go with the classic. I just love that look!

    1. Stunning isn’t it!! xx

  3. I have never had the opportunity to build my own house but I can imagine that it would be very exciting.

    1. It’s exciting, though can also be super stressful. I did love the process when I had the opportunity to build a new home, but not entirely sure I’d like to do it again.

  4. Oooo. I wish I could have that sort of vision when it comes to homes and design and decorating. I live them all!

    1. Those girls from Three Birds Renovations are the best, such an eye for detail.

  5. I always get a feeling like modern style homes are trying too hard to look like they don’t care. Which is such an over personification haha but it’s just what comes across to me with some of them.

    1. I agree that some are very much like this, others I love. Personal taste I suppose. I am most fond of the old classics, always.

  6. Beautiful examples. The front facade is one thing I’d change about our house. I don’t think it has great street appeal. The view from the side and the back is much better, but Dave battled so much with Council and fitting in with character code. It changed things a lot.

    1. Council can take all the fun out of designing, it’s a shame when they have such an impact with the final appearance.

  7. You had me at ‘low maintenance’ Such beautiful examples too. Thanks for the building inspo!

    1. Low maintenance is high on our want list for the new place!

  8. I would LOVE to have a balcony with some mixed materials on the exterior! One day xx

    1. Wouldn’t it be lovely. x

  9. Man, I am OBSESSED with modern shapes and dark exteriors. Moody alcoves and expansive verandas. Not a big surprise for anyone that has visited my Instagram. And then, I live in this light, bright home, designed and constructed in the 70’s that is all glass and sunshine. Both, are representative of me, how’s that for duality. Haha.

    1. I love modern shapes, but also love old classics. I am at home living in either and have been blessed to do so. I love the snippets I’ve seen of your home ? x

  10. How good are Three Birds Renovatuons?!! Oh my word! I’m having Block Reno withdrawals. So can’t wait to see what you sink your teeth into next. I wonder if you’ll try something different? So exciting! #teamIBOT xx

    1. We have our eye on something very different to what we currently have ? Hope you are well Jo!

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