Sustainable Renovations Perth
I’m Melinda McQueen, the creative director behind Studio McQueen, a sustainable interior & Building Designer in Perth. I deliver a range of tailored design and consulting services for your home renovations in Perth. I can discuss a new extension and full home renovation, or even just retro-fit your home to new and working with your existing plan.
Services can include new kitchen & bathroom design’s and guidance around interiors, furniture and styling. My designs respond to creating added value, by carefully selecting finishes that enhance light filled spaces with authentic values around ethical, low tox living and sustainable design.
Bespoke interior design fused with contemporary sustainability
Sustainable Renovations Perth design is all about a set of principles based on your local environment and climate zone. Sustainable design needs to include passive solar design elements which means using elements of sun, wind (sea breezes) and shading to cool your home in summer and warm your home in winter. The main aim in winter time is designing northern sun light to enter the living areas (kitchens, living, dining) of your home and heat being absorbed (thermal mass) into the concrete slab or tiled flooring . Then in Summer time, designing effective shading barriers, placing windows in correct locations to allow breezes to flow through the home to naturally cool down the home.Find out more
Energy efficient homes that look and feel beautiful
By specifying features such as insulation, energy and water efficient appliances, effective window treatments, glazing and careful landscaping all these aspects need to be integrated carefully into the design. Imagine if you had a modern designed home completely sustainable. In fact your home created energy that went back into the grid. So when undertaking sustainable Renovations Perth, the design and the technical need to meld together accordingly to achieve a sustainable but also beautiful home. I avidly research about green, sustainable, low toxic and Fair Trade (GSFT) products for interiors. I am curiously asking myself 'why'? Why use that product over another and what are the impacts on our health or the environments or even 3rd countries miles away.Find out more
Are you ready to take the next step in designing a home that looks beautiful, stand the test of time and improve your wellbeing?
A home designer that knows all about the balance between style and budget.
The way the home interacts with it’s surroundings and other elements (sun, wind, shade) have a profound affect on the feel and energy of a home. It’s one of the first considerations I take into consideration, when designing renovations in Perth. In the design stage I spend time assessing the inherent qualities of the building and working to transform what already exists. Often changing the layout of walls and working within the same building envelope. Adopting a better flow through spaces, sometimes there’s no need to extend or build a second storey. This is crucial in sustainable design, to design beautiful open spaces with less footprint. This attention to detail to utilise every square metre, also profoundly benefits the end build cost.Find out more
Beautiful Renovations Perth | bespoke design with you in mind.
Sustainable Renovations Perth is also about a keen eye for inherent quality. This may be restoring, re-using or re-interpreting existing elements from your home to ensure your interior is an authentic reflection of you, not what may be trending in magazines at the time. “buy well, buy once” is a motto I live by. Where the scope allows I like to source handmade items directly from local or overseas artisans. These pieces then form a part of the unique feature about your home. For me to create a tailored design solution, I will get to know you and your family, the way you currently enjoy your existing home and the requirements of the way you want to live. We discuss needs, preferences and objections collaborating together to design a bespoke solution focused on the relationship between you and your home.Find out more