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Let’s talk White Kitchens
posted on 12 May 2020 12:00 AM

No matter what people suggest the current trends and colours for kitchens are, we personally know that a white kitchen literally never has, and will never, go out of style. Big statement, but hear us out.  😉Why do people love white kitchens?  The cabinetry is always light, bright and extremely popular because it stays fresh and clean looking. It brightens the space that would otherwise seem darker. White cabinets continue to be extremely popular in 2020 simply because they go with any texture and any style…including the many super popular styles including farmhouse kitchen designs, and Hampton’s style, as well as the ultra modern looks.White cabinetry allows you to be creative with your benchtops, while permitting the use of different finishes and styles. For example; timber on the island bench and granite or engineered stone on the surrounding benches. If you love the stainless steel look, or simply need it because it is the best high-use surface for what you do; this goes perfectly with White cabinetry and doors as well.  White also allows for those yearly colour trends to be incorporated into your home and your kitchen, no matter what colour or texture they are, if the style suits, then the colour will also work perfectly.Why do we think that White kitchens are here to stay? Because kitchens with white cabinetry have a lot of flexibility with their design, and are easily dressed up for a high-end look, or more rustic fora countryside kitchen. The doors can be textured, grooved, shaker style…. There’s many options out there, but they are best in white.  To make any space look larger, Let loose with the white paint! It reflects light, and makes everything feel open and airy. If you think of your home as a white canvas, then anything is possible as your moods,ideas and the trends change.  Do we think you should consider a white kitchen in your new project?  Without a doubt! That would be our first choice, every time!  

Hamptons is one of the coastal styles requested often by our...
posted on 06 April 2020 12:00 AM

In recent years Hamptons has become increasingly popular in Australia, but just as we Aussies do with so many other styles we've put our own spin on it to create a very unique 'Australian Hamptons' style. Hamptons is a style inspired by the luxury Holiday Homes in the sea-side communities along the Eastern Beaches of upstate New York, Long Island. It’s all about luxury, generosity and grandeur paired with comfortable living - nautical themes, and creating inviting spaces which are designed for easy living.The traditional exterior Hamptons colour palette is varying shades of greys, blues, and sandy colours, with trims always a lovely contrasting white. Internally, the traditional Hamptons colour theme is the same… White is the most dominant colour, and it uses nautical colours - blues and sandy tones, along with navy’s and whites to finish the theme - The Hamptons style is big on layering patterns in textiles to create cosy and inviting spaces. Australian home owners and builders tend to change the traditional style to suit our locality, our lifestyle and our budget.We aren’t so big into the layering of patterns, we like it simple, elegant and stylish; we use linens, and different textures rather than lots of patterns… we tend to like things more plain and neutral.Internally, with fixtures and fittings, you’ll often see timber floors, marble splash backs and bench tops, chrome or brass tap ware and plenty of shiplap cabinetry. The Shaker style doors on the kitchen cabinetry and bathrooms are also very popular. It makes for a fresh and breezy and comforting setting.Mostly the base palette for kitchens and bathrooms is all white , but colour in lower wet area cabinetry has taken off in Australian Hampton style interiors; in particular, charcoal, black, green and navy. Along with coloured cabinetry, we’re using traditional Hampton’s moulding, marble bench tops and farmhouse sinks, paired with contemporary tapware against white backdrops. We love indoor plants too! Always great for decorating, and also great for our health. There is something about creating a resort style sanctuary inside our homes that gets us all excited about designing, and building these homes for our valuable clients. Kareela Constructions have lots of beautiful designs already done for you…We have embraced many of the characteristics of the traditional Hamptons style, but of course, it’s up to you as the buyer and home-owner to make your own version of the style come to reality. That’s what is so great about design and construct. It’s what we do best. We build throughout the Tamworth region of New South Wales.Come and talk to us about your new home. Let us help you design a home that you are proud of and that reflects your own Hamptons Aussie style!For more information ~~ https://kareelaconstructions.net.au/Follow us :Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/kareelaconstructions/Instagram ~ @KareelaConstructions https://www.instagram.com/kareelaconstructions/

The Beauty of Eco-Friendly Homes
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

Creating eco-friendly homes is our biggest passion. From sun-drenched homes, to incorporating solar passive designs, there’s nothing more rewarding than creating a beautiful, light, and eco-friendly home. 

How to Meet your Budget with your Builder
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

It’s important to be flexible with your budget, but it’s also essential for your builder to respect the expectations you have for your investment. This means that your design needs to align within the allotted time frame, as well as the design materials and details. When you engage a builder early, the chances of staying within budget are multiplied tenfold.Your builder can flag any potential challenges with your project and find cost-effective solutions that won’t compromise your design, expectations or vision.

Let There Be Light!
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

Let there be light ☀️. Incorporating as much natural light is one of the things that we try to apply in our designs. Not only does it look good, but it is also a holistic way to add eco-friendly elements into your home. More natural light + less use of energy = massive savings on your next electricity bill. And you’ve got to admit…it looks amazing! 

Don’t Wait Until your Design is Complete
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

Building your dream home is an exciting affair – but it can easily turn sideways… Waiting after the design process to hire the right builder is a common mistake that many well-meaning homeowners make. The reality is, there’s only everything to gain when you engage a builder early. Aside from capturing your vision perfectly, doing this allows you to stay within budget and meet deadlines. To learn more email us at ~ [email protected]

Our Answer to Stress-Free Building
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

We’ve got the secret in achieving a no-fuss, stress-free building project…and the answer is easier than you think. Engaging a builder early in your building project will ensure that your expectations are met in the design, budget and timeline. The right builder has expertise in your area and the kind of home you want to build, allowing you to create a better design, packed with affordable ways to get the features you and your family want and need. There are multiple benefits in engaging with a local builder early. To learn more email us at ~ [email protected]

We Don't Skimp on the Details
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

When it comes to our building and design approach…we NEVER skimp on the details ☝️.  For instance, a little panelling can change EVERYTHING in a home… The look and feel of this entryway is completely elevated, just by adding a little panelling detail…  If this is what you envision for your next project, get in touch with our team. To learn more, book a Building consultation today ~ http://bit.ly/kareela-booking-form.

Great Service from Start to Finish
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

Proof that from start to finish, our team delivers. Check out Jillian’s full review below ⬇️. "I recently engaged Kareela Constructions and director, Craig arrived very promptly and provided a most competitive quote. Craig cleaned up all dust and debris and followed up to ensure I was happy with the service. I would thoroughly recommend Kareela Constructions and Craig for his efficient manner and professionalism.“– Jillian

That Eye for Design
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

It takes a real eye for design to achieve a layout like this one. Luckily, our team has someone who can make this happen 😎. Kareela Constructions is proud to offer Design and Construct Services to our valued clients. Craig and Mandy are our builder + designer dream-team and can bring your existing designs to life.We also have the ability to take care of your project, end-to-end. To learn more, book a building consultation today ~ http://bit.ly/kareela-booking-form.

Simple & Sweet
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

A few simple words that make our week. Thank you for the kind review, Ninna! Read the full review ⬇️.“Craig did a fantastic job at our place. Would highly recommend him. Fast and very reliable!”– Ninna

Make the Most out of your Building Experience
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

We understand that it takes time to dive into a project like building a custom home… After all, it takes research, contemplation and planning to ensure that your project is achieved seamlessly and with ease… Want to make the most out of the experience?There are a multitude of benefits when you engage a builder early in the game… Aside from saving you more time, it will also provide incredible value and ensures that the process remains as stress-free as possible…To learn more email us at ~ [email protected]

An Example of Good Design Looks Like This...
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

A quick example of what we mean by good and well-thought-out design 👌. Maximising the amount of natural light is a fantastic and holistic way to incorporate eco-friendly practices…Adding large wall-to-wall windows in an Eastern facing room can fill the space with so much natural light, minimising your use of energy and electricity. Imagine waking up and greeting the day in this sun-drenched breakfast area 😍.

A Great Review of our Renovation Services
posted on 29 January 2020 12:00 AM

A great review from Anthony about a renovation we completed for him and his family ⬇️.“Craig carried out some major renovations on our house. He provided a competitive quote, was an excellent communicator and did an outstanding job. Everything you look for in a builder. Definitely will be using Kareela Construction again.”– Anthony

How to get the Perfect View
posted on 04 September 2019 12:00 AM

A lot of our clients refer to their exterior views as “make or break” elements of their dream home. Work with your building team and establish a sense of serenity and calm by framing your views just how you want them.

What goes into a Project like this One?
posted on 25 August 2019 12:00 AM

A beautiful lay out like this one takes a lot of careful contemplation and precision to achieve. We bring care and expert knowledge into our work and take it on like it’s our own. If you’re embarking on a comprehensive building project, trust the local experts to make it happen! To learn more, drop us an email on [email protected]

The Right Amount of Detail
posted on 21 August 2019 12:00 AM

Sometimes it’s worth zooming right in, so you can see the amount of detail we put into our work.

We work with the Climate
posted on 11 August 2019 12:00 AM

No matter what the local climate has in store, we know how to build a comfortable and efficient home that reflects your family’s lifestyle. To learn more, drop us an email on [email protected]

The Right Choice is in your Hands
posted on 07 August 2019 12:00 AM

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE WITH YOUR PROJECTEmbarking on a building project is no casual feat. There’s a lot of time, money and effort that goes into building a home that is timeless, modern and speaks directly to your lifestyle.It’s important to engage a builder who is able approach your project with transparency, integrity and realness. Work with a team that embodies these in everything that they do, while incorporating stunning and beautiful styles like this one. To learn more about us, drop us an email on [email protected]

Client design brief on site taking in the view and weather...
posted on 03 August 2019 12:00 AM

Client design brief on site taking in the view and weather conditions. This is how we understand what you like and want in your design and construction packages. #design #designandconstruct #tamworthnewhomedesigns #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthdesignandconstruct #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthbuilder #Armidalebuilder #quirindi #quirindibuilder (at Quirindi, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ua3SynsWV/?igshid=n346qqrb5ck2

Taking care of your Project
posted on 28 July 2019 12:00 AM

From energy efficient systems to absolute luxury, we take care of your entire building or renovation project. Enjoy the beauty of sleek, elegant designs and expert craftsmanship. To learn more about our services, drop us an email on [email protected]

Moving or removing walls in an older style house that...
posted on 23 July 2019 12:00 AM

Moving or removing walls in an older style house that don’t have roof trusses? Not a problem for experienced Builders with span tables and years on the tools. We can turn your idea into reality.#tamworthdesignandconstruct #tamworthdesign #tamworthrenovations #tamworthnewhomedesigns #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #carpentry #tamworth(at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/B0SKXJEnaG8/?igshid=1gk93o55se4zs

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, ladt week, we...
posted on 21 July 2019 12:00 AM

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, ladt week, we visited the Dish in between catching up with family. I remember watching the landing on telly as a kid. Now our kids have seen where it all happened in Australia.#goodweekend #tamworthnewhomedesigns #design https://www.instagram.com/p/B0LP7SuH2To/?igshid=7dc0jvl7gml1

A chilly start in East Tamworth this morning with ice on the saw...
posted on 17 July 2019 12:00 AM

A chilly start in East Tamworth this morning with ice on the saw stool. #Tamworthkitchenrenovations #tamworthnewhomedesigns #design #Tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthhouseandlandpackages #tamworthdesign (at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Aw8wCHiom/?igshid=pzwwkewj4noa

Beautiful, Both Inside AND Out!
posted on 14 July 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy living spaces that look beautiful both inside and out. Together, we’ll design and refresh your living spaces so that they reflect your current and long-term lifestyle. To learn more, drop us an email on [email protected]

Being Eco-Smart
posted on 10 July 2019 12:00 AM

BE ECO-SMART WITH YOUR HOMEWeather conditions can be harsh in the Tamworth region, but we know how to make the most out of it with our GreenSmart designs and eco-friendly approach. To learn more about our work, drop us an email on [email protected]

We are receiving a couple of light showers of rain. Hopefully...
posted on 08 July 2019 12:00 AM

We are receiving a couple of light showers of rain. Hopefully they are widespread and consistent all day (at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/BzpFggon4t5/?igshid=13e5gm0yaiswx

Is this what you Envision for your Next Building Project?
posted on 30 June 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy beautiful, fresh and open spaces like this one with the help of our team at Kareela Constructions. To learn more about our work, drop us an email on [email protected]

These two critics keeping an eye on me finishing off the...
posted on 26 June 2019 12:00 AM

These two critics keeping an eye on me finishing off the polycarbonate roof sheets on the new pergola at our Daruka job. They were good company, except for the regular stop and pat me breaks. Lunch was interesting with two extra pairs of eyes on my sandwiches.#Tamworth #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthrenovations #Armidalebuilders #design #renovations #renovation #tamworthrenovationbuilder #Gunnedah #Gunnedahbuilders #Armidale (at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLCNO5nJ8P/?igshid=1mkdok49za0pk

A beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tamworth looking for a block of...
posted on 09 June 2019 12:00 AM

A beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tamworth looking for a block of land to call ours. Follow our journey #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthrenovations #Armidalebuilders #design #renovations #renovation #tamworthrenovationbuilder#Gunnedah #Gunnedahbuilders #Armidalehttps://www.instagram.com/p/ByfDXz0ng4H/?igshid=1mmm1hhrcitd8

Our 3 bedroom design is a great way to get into the property...
posted on 04 June 2019 12:00 AM

Our 3 bedroom design is a great way to get into the property ladder as it can be extended to a 4 bedroom and rumpus room when the time comes. The Sandy has all the necessary inclusions to make your own haven for years to come. Speak to us about our design or others we have shown on our website. #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthnewhomedesigns #tamworthrenovations #tamworthdesign #tamworthdesignandconstruct #Gunnedah #gunnedahbuilders #Armidalebuilder #armidale (at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/ByR7PB3HTET/?igshid=rantms4mwkxy

The new kitchen has been installed. Very custom design as we...
posted on 30 May 2019 12:00 AM

The new kitchen has been installed. Very custom design as we spent a few weeks making sure everything was correct before commencing work. Begin the plumbing tiling and electrical fit off now. Call to arrange your new kitchen renovation #Tamworth #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthrenovations #Tamworthkitchenrenovations #tamworthbuilder #Kitchen #kitchenrenovation #design #tamworthrenovations #tamworthrenovationbuilderhttps://www.instagram.com/p/ByHI9g9HFSu/?igshid=1b9ny3s9a9vt9

A new designer kitchen being installed by Simmonds Kitchens at...
posted on 29 May 2019 12:00 AM

A new designer kitchen being installed by Simmonds Kitchens at our renovation site in Daruka. There has been a lot of planning to get to this stage. Our client is looking forward to a new and functional kitchen in the next few days. #Tamworth #tamworthdesign #tamworthnewhomedesigns #Tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthbuilder #tamworthhouseandlandpackages #tamworthrenovations #manillabuilder #gunnedahbuilder #armidalebuilder https://www.instagram.com/p/ByDA3jPHsmp/?igshid=kvu4t976py9c

Do you want to have a home that is cutting edge in design. Our...
posted on 06 May 2019 12:00 AM

Do you want to have a home that is cutting edge in design. Our Bondi is 358sqm of luxury home. 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom and a double garage. Watch the footy on a big screen in the theater. Out of sight dinner preparing in the large butlers pantry. As we design and construct, all our plans can be modified to suit your needs. We listen and provide solutions. Deal with a family owned Tamworth builder that always utilise local trades and suppliers.#tamworthnewhomedesigns #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthhouseandlandpackages #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovations #Gunnedah #Gunnedahbuilders #Armidale #customhomebuilder #Tamworth #tamworthdesign #tamworthdesignandconstruct #designhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BxD0CkLHUQ_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=6ekqdpde4e59

Big day out at the Sydney HIA Home Show over the weekend. A lot...
posted on 07 April 2019 12:00 AM

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kareela Constructions (@kareelaconstructions) on Apr 7, 2019 at 4:41pm PDTBig day out at the Sydney HIA Home Show over the weekend. A lot of ideas and products on display #tamworthnewhomedesigns #tamworthbuilders #Tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthhouseandlandpackages #Tamworth #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #gunnedahbuilder #Gunnedah #Armidale #armidalebuilder https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv-RL-ZHMnS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=2dy3c54ss4hz

We had a good drop of rain over Tamworth on Saturday morning....
posted on 31 March 2019 12:00 AM

We had a good drop of rain over Tamworth on Saturday morning. Hey Huey, lets have some more.Hello EveryoneYou have received this letter because we have contacted each other by email and we have each other’s address.It’s been a while since we have sent out our monthly email letter. Last year I injured myself and was off work for a lot of the year. So here we are back into 2019 and back into our monthly newsletter about property opportunities, regional information, building information and updates on what we are building or enjoying. If you don’t want to receive these letters? No hard feelings. Just click the unsubscribe link that is at the bottom of the page. As simple as that

Looking for a 4 bed home with extra garage storage? We have the...
posted on 31 March 2019 12:00 AM

Looking for a 4 bed home with extra garage storage? We have the Casuarina 356 for your extra needsThe Casuarina is luxurious, functional and modern looking 4 bedroom home with a Rumpus room near the Kid’s bedrooms to keep the noise away from the Living and Dining areas. Also included is an Study and a separate Master Study for serious work. Don’t forget the 6.0m of storage in the garage.If the modern look is not for you, we can modify the fascade to suit your brief.All this fits on a 20.4m wide x 32.3m deep block of land. Sloping blocks wouldn’t be a problem with this design.#tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #duplexbuilder #duplex #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #armidalebuilder #lampada #moorecreek #theoutlookestate #redbankestatehttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bvsk2I8H3cY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=abunbb80icd6

This is a great way to extend a room and bring the outdoors in....
posted on 31 March 2019 12:00 AM

This is a great way to extend a room and bring the outdoors in. An extension with out seriously extending. This will also add street appeal. #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #armidalebuilder #duplexbuilder #Tamworthcarpentry https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvskm5CHSK3/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=116c33658nnmf

The drought is punishing some older houses as well as the farms...
posted on 29 March 2019 12:00 AM

The drought is punishing some older houses as well as the farms and the people. This beautiful old house had some cracks before the lady purchased it, but nature has created some significant damage. We will be working closely with the Engineer and the owner to restore this home. #armidalebuilder #renovations #renovationbuilders #Tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthbuilder https://www.instagram.com/p/BvnW1rNnBsC/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=o1v8ks80ohgk

A kitchen renovation that we are really excited about. The walls...
posted on 29 March 2019 12:00 AM

A kitchen renovation that we are really excited about. The walls and floor were in poor condition and required a lot of work to level up and straighten for the clean crisp lines of this new kitchen. #Tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthbuilders #Tamworthrenovation #Armidale #armidalebuilder #gunnedahbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder https://www.instagram.com/p/BvneA4rHDwQ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jlc3wfxl6vjl

This 4 bedroom home is the Frenchmans 292 and is perfect for an...
posted on 30 August 2018 12:00 AM

This 4 bedroom home is the Frenchmans 292 and is perfect for an acreage block. The large alfresco is the full width of the living area, creating great views of your yard. Triple garage, media room and office included. #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #duplexbuilder #duplex #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #armidalebuilder #lampada #moorecreek (at Tamworth, New South Wales)https://www.instagram.com/p/BnGf_g8HbKJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=m6weigdmm05f

Are you looking at a large block of land in Forest Hills or...
posted on 15 August 2018 12:00 AM

Are you looking at a large block of land in Forest Hills or Moore Creek and want a county style home to live in? Look no further than our Thornton 377 country house. Wrap around veranda. 5 bedrooms and an office. The largest butlers pantry in the market. Consider Kareela Constructions and deal directly with your builder for your home to be how you want it. #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #duplexbuilder #duplex #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #armidalebuilder #lampada #moorecreek (at Kareela Constructions)https://www.instagram.com/p/BmfToZfn9_N/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=odg290zb1a5f

The Noosa 4 bedroom home is 462m of style. Built around your new...
posted on 03 July 2018 12:00 AM

The Noosa 4 bedroom home is 462m of style. Built around your new pool or outdoor living area. The L shape will give privacy or protection from the prevailing wind. Sounds like your home? Give me a call to arrange a meeting time. Remember, at Kareela Constructions you will deal with the builder from start to finish, giving you peace of mind through the building process. #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #duplexbuilder #duplex #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #quirindibuilder #armidale #armidalebuilder (at Tamworth, New South Wales)

Here is the Balmoral 190 from our 3 bedroom home range. Ideal...
posted on 24 June 2018 12:00 AM

Here is the Balmoral 190 from our 3 bedroom home range. Ideal for the family that doesn’t want the size of a 4 bedroom home. We can build on your block of land in Tamworth, Gunnedah or Quirindi. For personalised service contact us now. #tamworthbuilder #tamworthrenovationbuilder #tamworthnewhomebuilder #tamworthknockdownandrebuild #tamworthnewhomedesigns #gunnedahbuilder #quirindi #Tamworthcarpentry #Tamworth (at Kareela Constructions)