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Most of us get just one chance to renovate the family home. But there’s no economy in a quick builder’s fix if the outcome is poor design and a loss of value in not only your home but also your quality of life.

You may think what you want is obvious – say, a kitchen refit, a bathroom update, a Brisbane deck out the back – and the next step is to simply a matter of talking to builders.

But what if every builder comes up with a different solution?

At PlaceMate, we’d say that sends a clear signal your home renovation isn’t as obvious as you thought and that it’s time to start talking to a renovation architect instead.

Family needs and priorities change. There’s no value in locking in a home renovation today that’s will limit future options tomorrow – or worse, require demolition – because it wasn’t well planned from the start.

Good design is not DIY. A renovation architect is not a builder. And renovation architecture does not start with a builder.

Good design comes from the years of experience. Good design is considered. It’s carefully planned. It’s well thought out. And its functionality is seamless. You’ll know it when you see it. Because you’ll feel it.

At PlaceMate, our renovation architects do more than just draw up plans. We help you make good design decisions that make sure your home renovation will be built to deliver the functions your family needs.

We start by listening. We find out what you love about your home and what drives you crazy. We find out where you spend most of your time, how you leave and how you come home; where the family gets together and how you separate when you want to be apart. We find out what you need and what you haven’t got. Then we respond with a solution.

PlaceMate’s renovation architects create Brisbane homes that match the people in them with the way they like to live. We design to meet your immediate needs but also for the long term.

We open up the spaces you want more of and disappear those you keep bumping up against.

So, whatever’s on your wish list – new kitchen or new addition – talk to PlaceMate. It will be the start of a conversation that will guide you towards a home renovation that’s uniquely designed to fit – you, your lifestyle and the people you share it with.

As your renovation architect – Brisbane is PlaceMate’s home too. Queenslander architecture is our forté. Our experience working with the design tricks and turns of south-east Queensland houses has brought us many clients and even a couple of gongs. Brisbane streets are dotted with examples of our practice.

After 25 years designing for SEQ home owners, we know your backyard better than you do!

So, tell us what you want and we’ll tell you how PlaceMate’s Brisbane renovation architects can help.