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Design Elements that Define Bigger Homes

Combining the right elements can transform simple structures into ‘larger-than-life’ mansions

There’s no point in beating around the bush when it comes to the possibilities that bigger homes provide. Larger homes are often more visually appealing due to the amount of space there is to play with (especially when designed correctly).

Combining the right elements can transform simple structures into ‘larger-than-life’ mansions that truly make a statement. While some are blessed with bigger properties to start with, a lot of work has gone into creating a sense of vastness through the correct utilisation of these spaces.


Here are a few tips and tricks to consider.

  1. Sprawling Driveways

A grand driveway sets the scene and enhances your entrance when it comes to bigger homes. Long stretches, twists, and turns, enhance the drama as you approach the driveway and give a sense of what’s to come next. Your choice of pavers will contribute to a more extravagant look; our Flamed Granite Cobble Range is perfect for creating a modern, clean finish and when combined with our matching Flamed Granite Flagstone & Bullnose Range a seamless and cohesive look can be achieved throughout the projects.

  1. Patio Areas

Those with larger properties are well-positioned to create an outdoor area that lends itself perfectly for entertaining. Where for some, a small table and a few chairs will do, larger properties allow for a dining suite, couches, built-in braai, or a fire pit. If you’re looking for pavers that work both inside and out, look no further than our flagstone ranges. With finishes ranging from modern, classical, rustic, and even European farm style you are sure to find the perfect match.

  1. Lavish Staircases

Nothing screams opulence quite like a grand staircase. Whilst adding a visual barrier between levels, the taller and wider the staircase, the more spectacular the aesthetic of the home. Want to take your staircase to the next level? Consider using a bullnose as they offer a harder wearing and more considered look.


  1. Pool & Entertainment Pavilions

There’s no need to take a stereotypical approach for this type of area when you have the space to get creative. Uniquely designed pool pavilions add to the appeal of larger homes and allow for the creation of a self-contained entertainer’s dream. From outdoor kitchens, covered dining spaces, sunken fire pits, and raised lounge patios, the sky is truly the limit. Using a consistent flooring material that is suitable for both indoors and outdoors such as our Flamed Granite Flagstone & Bullnose Range is a great way of creating a cohesive feel to the space.


  1. Wall & Pillar Finishes

With larger homes comes the ability to raise ceiling heights and in doing so create a much grander sense of space.  With added height comes soaring feature walls and pillars that beg to be cladded. Combined with focused up and down lighting these textural features become works of art; hanging anything on them almost seems wrong.

Creativity is everything when it comes to utilising bigger landscapes in the best way possible. While you may have a few ideas in mind on how to spruce things up, there is no harm in turning to industry experts who can take your home to the next level.

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