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You know you want to build your dream house, but don’t know how to begin? It can seem like a daunting task to build a custom home. And admittedly, it is complicated. We are here to help! Building a custom home allows you to build what you want to your exact specifications and provides an opportunity to show off your style and creativity. 


Carmel Homes is a family owned luxury custom home builder based in Melbourne.  With over 30 years of experience, we are proud of the reputation gained for the quality of our carefully constructed homes, and the high level of after care service we provide.


What is a Custom Home and Why Build a Custom Home?

As custom home builders, we take great pride in our tailored approach and the quality of the work we do. However, we appreciate that not everyone knows what a custom home is or what sets it apart from other options. We also understand that this makes it difficult to choose between the different options when planning your new home build.


To make this a little easier, we want to explore how what we do differs from other types of builders. As part of this, we will consider the unique characteristics of a custom home and why homeowners find them appealing. We will also share our advice on working with a custom home builder and making the most of the process.

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When it comes to choosing your next home, you have a few options. Usually, the easiest is buying an existing property in your preferred location. However, no matter how carefully you look, you are unlikely to find a place that suits your requirements perfectly.

Building a custom home allows you to build what you want to your exact specifications and provides an opportunity to show off your style and creativity. It also allows you to choose where you spend your money, making it a good option for those on a set budget.

Here we look at the benefits of building custom home and why you would choose to go this route for your next home.

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Of all the choices you need to make when planning a custom build, your builder is easily one of the most important. They will be the ones interpreting your vision of your dream home and helping you to bring it to life. They will also be responsible for creating one of your largest assets and the place you and your family will call home.


But picking the perfect custom builder can be a real challenge, particularly if you have not worked with one before. You need to know where to look for one and what you should be looking for in one. You also need to know what questions you should be asking and the warning signs you should be looking out for.

It can be hard to choose whom to trust with your luxury custom home build project. Melbourne may be home to many of the country’s leading builders, but you want the perfect one for your project. And in some ways, being so spoiled for choice only makes the decision harder.


Here we share our advice on finding the right luxury custom builder for you and your new home. We explore the best places to look for a builder and how to come up with your shortlist. We also go over the checks you need to narrow down the possibilities and make your final choice.


There are a few qualities that every good luxury home builder should possess. These go to the heart of what they do and are a big part of what separates them from volume builders. They are also what enables a luxury custom home builder to consistently and reliably deliver beautiful, bespoke spaces.


Here we explore the top attributes all the best luxury custom home builders share. We look at what these characteristics are, why they are important, and how they help these builders do what they do. We also share our tips for spotting these attributes when you first meet with a builder you are considering using.

For many people, a luxury custom home is the dream. They picture a statement property that is as much a showpiece as it is a functional living space. They also assume that this is an indulgence that most people simply cannot afford.


But choosing to build a luxury custom home is about so much more than just opulence and extravagance. Luxury custom builders are usually true craftspeople who are committed to creating beautiful, functional spaces tailored to their client's requirements. They are also often creative thinkers who thrive on the challenge of developing unique designs and highly practical solutions.


With that in mind, choosing a luxury custom builder can provide a range of benefits beyond just prestige. Here we look at what these are and why luxury custom builds are so popular.

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When it comes to planning your dream home, you have two main options – creating a custom design or choosing an existing floor plan. While having a home that is tailored to your unique requirements may sound ideal, is a bespoke build worth it? Custom home designs are usually marketed as a premium option, but are they really that different from a project home?

These days, our home is increasingly being seen as a reflection of our lifestyle and per-sonality. As most of us are spending more time at home at the moment, we want to have a space that feels unique and special. We also want to have easy access to all the luxuries that we enjoy the most. 
This has led to many people seeking out a custom builder to help them bring their dream home to life. But, while there is no shortage of custom builders in Melbourne, choosing the right one can be hard.  
When you are building a standard home, choosing a builder is fairly straightforward. They have a set stock of designs they build regularly, and it is easy to check the quality of their work. Comparisons are also a little more direct, allowing you to focus on finding the best value for money. 
However, when you are building custom home, there is no perfect baseline. While each builder should have a portfolio of previous work, chances are none will be exactly like your property. So, how do you tell the professionals from the pretenders? 

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Working with a local builder can improve both the quality of the construction work and your experience of the build. It can also reduce the risk of long term issues and even help bring your build costs down. Here we take a closer look at why this is and the unique advantages working with a local builder provides.

Carmel Homes - your luxury custom home builder

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A new home is an expression of a customer’s individual needs and desires.  Whether a luxury Modern, Contemporary or Classic Melbourne home, Carmel Homes is a builder that understands that each homeowner is unique and our innovative approach allows us to explore new ideas and concepts for each custom home to reflect your desires. 


Over the decades Carmel Homes has developed into a business specialising in luxury custom homes.  From this period we have learned that every detail counts and, with Carmel Homes as their builder, customers have the opportunity to cater for their personal tastes with the wide range of designer brands and styles we have to offer.    


As your builder will be one of your biggest expenses, this is an obvious area to look for savings. Builders’ fees can also vary wildly for what appears to be largely the same quality and scope of service. This begs the question, when it comes to choosing a builder, what is your cheapest option?

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At Carmel Homes we believe that meticulous supervision is the only manner in which to build a truly custom home. We believe so strongly in this that a "hands-on" approach for all projects has become our building philosophy. While most builders delegate critical work to design teams and foremen, we (the owners) are present at the home sites daily in order to work with our tradesmen and ensure quality control. This superior level of attention is simply one advantage of engaging Carmel Homes as your builder. We take this hands-on approach all the way to mid – size townhouse developments.

Whether one home or 16 townhouses, our promise to you is a one-of-a-kind luxury custom home designed and built with the highest level of design talent, personalized service and top-of-the-line building materials.


We believe that it is important for you to have a strong comfort level with your builder. At Carmel Homes we work diligently to create an environment that encourages communication from the initial stages of planning all the way to completion. This approach will ensure that expectations are set accurately so that there are no surprises.

"Builder of luxury custom homes , boutique townhouse and apartment developments in Melbourne's premium suburbs for over 30 years."

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