House Designs

Design Your Own Home

Capital Building has over 20 years of experience in designing dream homes initiated by clients’ ideas and imagination. These house designs may include home extensions, home renovations or custom designed new home.

If you are looking to design your dream home but don’t know where to start or are overwhelmed by the complexity of designing an extension or renovation, then we can help. Our extensive experience as quality home builders means that we can easily and smoothly guide and help you determine what you require, turning imagination into reality.

Home Design Ideas

We can help you understand what home extension or home renovation is best suited to your needs. We can offer advice with your shopping list which may contain things like:

  • The number of rooms you need
  • The type of rooms you want
  • The position of rooms
  • The size of rooms
  • What new fittings are required
  • Interior décor
  • Appropriate materials
    Colour schemes

You can imagine the complexity of designing an extension or renovation. Capital Building makes this part easy for you by helping you determine your wants and needs while keeping your budget on track.

Home Design Brief

  • Ensuring your home is shaped by its environment
    Efficient use of building materials
  • Visual harmony – all building is in harmony with the rest of your home
  • Honest design
  • Quality at every level
  • Creation of a home to suit your specific needs
  • Ease of construction
  • Efficiencies of time and cost
  • Sustainable design and construction

The home design brief incorporates the Design Principles (the basic ideas about the practice of good design). These are vital to ensure that Capital Building designs and builds your home extension or home renovation to the highest standard.

What else do we consider in the design brief?

  • How many rooms you need
  • What type of rooms you need
  • Where will they be positioned
  • Size of rooms
  • New fittings required
  • Interior décor
  • Materials to use
  • Colour schemes

Our Credentials

Building an extension or renovating is one of the biggest purchases in our lifetime. Therefore, it is essential that before going ahead with a project you can trust the building company that you choose.

Capital Building has an impressive list of credentials which means that should you choose it, you will be using a trusted, experienced, honest and safe building operator.

Registered Building Practitioner

Peter Harnischmacher and Travis Vinton, are ‘Registered Building Practitioners’ with the Victorian Building Authority.

Master Builder

Travis is currently a Master Builder member of  Master Builders Australia.

Green Living Master Builder

Capital Building is registered as a Green Living Master Builder Master Builders Association.

Victoria Building Authority

You can check Capital Building’s registration credentials by contacting the Victorian Building Authority. (Tip: search for ‘harnischmacher’ or 'vinton' under the Practitioner Name field)

Public Liability Insurance

Capital Building has Public Liability Insurance up to $5 million. For information about Public Liability Insurance see: Public Liability Insurance

Contract Works Insurance

Capital Building has Contract Works Insurance. For information about Contract Works Insurance see: CoverForce

Our Reviews

Pranita C.
We are delighted that we chose Capital for our extension project. Pierce, who was the first point of contact for us at Capital in the initial phases, was one of the main reasons for us to go with Capital. Pierce was very patient with us and made a lot of effort to understand and translate our requirements. They transformed our 2-bed villa into a 4-bed family house, not only by adding all that extra space but also by enhancing the appearance of our house to a modern, contemporary home. The process took approximately seven months (including Christmas break), which was very quick. We lived in the house while extending and had no trouble. The speed did not compromise the quality. All trades used were experienced and strived for perfection. Capital has a great team of people, well led by Travis. All our interactions with Capital team were professional and I would highly recommend Capital (CB) to anyone wanting to do an extension/transformation of their home.
Response from the owner: Thankyou for the review Pranita. We are thrilled you are enjoying your new extension and it was great working with you also. Best of luck for the future, CBC Team.
Dinesh M.
We had our 3 bedroom single storey 1950s house transformed into a 2 storey 4 bedroom house. When we bought our place it was the best we could afford, and once we outgrew it we tried looking for something bigger but the cost is prohibitive and you'd have to move to the outer suburbs to get something reasonably sized. We approached several builders, and they1. Didn't even bother turning up,2. Demanded a $1000 payment for plans without even looking at the house3. Turned up, looked at us, and basically told us we couldn't afford it.Enter Dean from Capital Building. Over several meetings, he patiently and professionally visited our place, listened to our wants, offered us options, and generally gave us the feeling that we had a way forward. We would like to thank Dean for his enthusiasm and the confidence he gave us to go ahead with this exercise.Once permits were in place, we were handed over to the build team, and again, we were put at ease with their approachability and professionalism.We have never built before, so all this was new to us. The team at Capital was very good at explaining the processes and addressing our concerns. Travis, as the director, is a good operator and very switched on. Laura, our designer, helped us a lot with her input for the materials and components of the build. Tiffany kept us in the loop with constant communication regarding dates and activities.Andrew was the supervisor assigned to our build and was in charge of the team doing the work on our house. We want to thank him for his patience and the way he tried his best to make this process as smooth as possible.Make no mistake, a build of this nature is not a walk in the park. It is significant work and to live through it as we did with our young family can be challenging. However, Capital and their team genuinely did their best to make it as low impact on us as possible and 7 months later we basically have a brand new house. We still can't believe it sometimes.Thank you to the team at Capital. With the housing market being what it is, I think extensions like these are a great affordable option for families who grow out of their homes but want to stay in the suburbs where they've put down roots. Capital's 5 star reviews and growth are no accident. They are good at what they do and great to work with.We wholeheartedly recommend them.
Response from the owner: Fantastic Dinesh, We are really glad you are enjoying the space and your review perfectly sums up our process and what we try to achieve. We agree, extensions are a quick and cost affective way to increase your space. Thanks again CBC Team.
Craig C.
Travis, Kyle and the rest of the Capital Building Team demonstrated professionalism, honesty, punctuality, great communication and experience throughout every stage of our build. They were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Hi Craig, Fantastic to hear from you! We are glad to hear everything is going well & you had a great experience with us. Thanks again, CBC Team
House design plays a crucial role in creating functional, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable living spaces. They determine the layout, flow, and overall look of a house, ensuring that it meets the needs and preferences of the occupants.

Capital Building offer a wide range of house design solutions that are fully custom and completely tailored to your property, requirements and preferences. We have experience with traditional, heritage and modern designs.

Yes, Capital Building specialise in creating custom house designs. Our team of designers will work closely with you to understand your vision, lifestyle, and preferences, and create a unique design that reflects your individuality.

Several factors should be considered in house designs, such as the size and shape of the property, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms required, the desired layout and flow, energy efficiency, accessibility, and compliance with local building codes and regulations.

Yes, Capital Building can incorporate sustainable and energy-efficient features into house designs. These may include solar panels , proper insulation, vapour barriers, energy-efficient appliances, high performance windows and doors , and water-saving fixtures to reduce environmental impact and utility costs.

The duration of the house design process depends on the complexity of the project and the level of customisation required. However, It usually takes 3-4 months to finalise the design, excluding any required applications with local authorities

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