Recently my partner and I completed a renovation of our home. More than just a renovation! We virtually gutted the entire house which involved architectural drawings, engineering drawings, plans being approved by council, pulling down walls, lifting floors replacing architraves, ceilings and all fittings, a new kitchen, new bathrooms and cupboards. Needless to say this involved all of the trades you can imagine
As we both lead busy lives, there's no way in the world we could have handled this major project without help. So we called in Rob Harris of Elements of Home™ to assist us. I must say that Rob did more than assist! He did all the architectural drawings and got everything passed by council, organised every single trade, got various quotes, even got on his hands and knees at one stage and worked alongside the trades. Rob was there every morning to let the trades in and made sure that the house was pristine when we got home at night. Rob made sure that we always had a clean place to sleep and orchestrated the works around our needs. There is no way we could have undertaken such a major project on our own.
I can thoroughly recommend Elements of Home™ for any project, no matter how big or small.
We always felt comfortable taking our renovation issues to Rob. Not only is Rob the paragon of patience, he was always courteous and available. Importantly, he got the job done. That was what I wanted. Rob's team of tradesmen is accountable to Rob, and vice versa. I did not have to get involved with the nitty-gritty. I felt comfortable in dealing with Rob who then made sure that my needs were met. Needless to say, had I not utilised the services of Elements of Home™, my budget would have blown out substantially. Whilst there is always some budget blow out, I do believe that Rob made every effort to curtail this.
My partner and I thank Rob and his team for a sterling effort, a professional delivery and creative result.
Nicole and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your time and patience over the last six months.
We had heard so many bad stories about starting a renovation and all the associated problems that go along with it, and we are thrilled to say we have gone through completely unscathed.
With every concern and question we had during the process, you and your team took the time to explain everything clearly and made us feel comfortable and at ease at every step.
Nicole and I are both in business, at a level that when we ask for something to be done we expect it to be carried out with utmost efficiency. With yourself and the team from Elements of Home™, this was done on every occasion.
We will not only be referring you to everyone that asks, but we now have a nice story to tell people about the building process.
Senior Sales Consultant
Hocking Stuart Caulfield
Rob and Ari at Elements of Home™ were our 'renovation partners', and together we transformed our house. It was a great source of support to be able to tap into their resources, experience and contacts, especially with so many unexpected things that inevitably occur. We would not have achieved the same level of design and execution without them.
Senior Strategist, CHE
We have used Rob from Elements of Home™ on several occasions to do small repairs and renovations on our Brighton East home. We have found Rob and his team to be most reliable in providing prompt, high quality work at a reasonable price.
Rob has a good design eye and can make helpful suggestions if you need to renovate. His suggestions for our kitchen/family room were implemented very quickly and have made a huge difference to the look and comfort of this most used part of our house. We also appreciated Rob's role in supervising the work of contractors to make sure quality work was achieved.
We have no hesitation in recommending Elements of Home™ for home repairs/refurbishment.
Mike & Sylvia Haberfield
Just wanted to say how impressed I am with your service and the standard of the work. From the initial discussions with Rob through to the regular contact from Ari to make sure all was going along well, it was exceptional service. Josh and Doug have been very particular and are a refreshing change from the tradespeople we have used before. I would, and will, gladly recommend your service to many others.
Thanks again for a job well done.
Brown's Bed and Breakfast
We have had exceptional service from Elements of Home™. Rob always made himself available to look at properties with us and gave us opinion and advice willingly, which was a very useful part of the decision making process. The team are timely, polite, good listeners and also have great practical and creative ideas. All of this makes for a harmonious and pleasant experience, from buying to planning a build. Nothing was too much trouble for Rob. He even took time out on a personal visit interstate to look at a property with me. We have already recommended Elements of Home™ to friends wanting to renovate and update, especially those who want someone to manage the whole process from start to finish. We will continue to do so.
J. Marwick and M. Simkovic
Our experience of working with Rob and Ari has been a very positive one. From the 'getting to know you' meetings to finalising plans and adjusting expectations to reality, they have made the journey both informative and smooth. Our comments and questions have been welcomed in the design process. They have provided immediate advice when needed, and worked hard to ensure that deadlines are met. We look forward to working with them again on future projects.
Mary Koutzas and Deb Pietsch
I would like to express our deepest appreciation for your assistance in obtaining town planning for our project in Bentleigh East.
You have provided us with various floor plan options and were very patient with us while we decided which floor plan was going to suit our target market best. The town planning process is extremely complicated for both first time developers, as well as professional developers. You took the pressure off by liaising directly with council and our builders.
We look forward to our next project together and next time we will consult with you as soon as we purchase our block.
Judy and Louis Rosenblum
Thanks for the work you did designing the rather complicated home extension we required. The whole design process took a lot less time than I thought it would, and the end result is fantastic. You managed to incorporate the spirit of fun the kids wanted in the entertainment areas without resorting to the sorts of gimmicks they had wanted. No fireman's poles and bowling alleys this time. Even though we live in a house that's 90+ years old, the modern areas you designed are seamless additions.
Thank you again for all that you did. If I can recommend you to potential customers, I most certainly will. I know you are working on a design for a good friend of mine and I know she is happy with what you have done.
Looking forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
Rob and Ari of Elements of Home™ recently developed a design and drew up plans for an extension and renovation to our home.
During the initial design development period, Rob was always prompt in arriving for meetings and he was very creative in proposing designs and ideas that would meet our needs, and were also aesthetically pleasing. Nothing was too much trouble, including frequent emails with progress reports, informing us of suitable suppliers and advising on fittings and decorations.
Once we had decided on our design and plans were drawn up, Rob and Ari were efficient and prompt in obtaining all our documentation for submission to council and in eventually receiving our permit to build.
I would highly recommend Elements of Home™ to anyone wanting assistance with design development, planning and documentation, or general advise regarding renovations or building. I would certainly use them again if the need arose!