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Hi - I'm Rob and I specialise in residential renovations around the Bayside area.

My typical client is a family looking to renovate or extend their current home. Usually they have outgrown their space and realise that moving is unaffordable.

I too have a young family. So I get it. My kids are approaching the dreaded teenage years and I understand the dynamics of a growing family.

I pride myself on being able to present to you a creative design solution to your problem. And I can tell you immediately if your budget is reasonable for the renovation you would like to do.

I offer free consultations at your home, my office or over the phone.

Often following our phone conversation I can prepare a fixed fee proposal and email that through to you. My proposal not only includes my fees but all the other consultants and permit fees that you may require through the journey. It's important you have all the information up front before you begin and my exhaustive proposal explains each stage of the process.

My service is personable, professional and quick and I guarantee to have designs back to you within 2 weeks of my site measure.

I appreciate how daunting this undertaking can be. I will hand hold you through the different stages. I deal with all the consultants on your behalf and I deal with the bureaucracy of councils for you too. A process that will test the patience of most!

I am proud to direct you towards my testimonials page to read about my clients experiences because it is these reviews and their repeat referrals that I appreciate most of all.

Please get in touch for a free quote.



m: 0412 183 643
e: rob@elementsofhome.com.au

My Services:

-Residential Design
-3D Renders
-Finishes Specs
-Survey Plans
-As-Built Drawings
-Joinery/Cabinetry Design
-Kitchen designs and renovations
-Bathroom designs and renovations
-Laundry designs and renovations

Engineering, Soil Reports, Site Surveys, Energy Rating
Town Planning and Building Permits.
Heritage Listed permits
Special Building Overlay permits

Hired:20 times
Last Quoted:28 days ago
Response time:Within minutes
Member since:2009
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"Rob was great to work with. He even patiently waited 12 months before we could finalise the plans. Thanks Rob."
from Surrey Hills, VIC posted a job for Draftsman on 3 June 2020

"Rob Harris provided a fantastic service with the drafting of design concepts for my house renovation. After the design concept was finalised Rob's advice in relation to the building permit process was superb. What impressed me most was Rob's open communication and quick turnaround time with the original drawings and subsequent amendments. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone looking to get a design for their building project."
External Feedback from Gregor

"Trevor and I would like to thank Rob for making the whole renovation process so easy! Within a week of engaging Rob,he was out at our place discussing our requirements and measuring up plans. Shortly thereafter, we had our first set of drawings - Rob then worked with us to make minor revisions and finalise the plans. He was always available to talk and responded to any questions very quickly. In addition to the architectural side, Rob also assisted with all the additional paperwork (soil tests, permits etc) which made the process easier as we had one point of contact - no hassle!! As we didn't have a specific builder in mind, Rob was proactive in assisting us with obtaining quotes and providing recommendations. We ended up selecting a builder recommended by Rob, and as expected, the builder has been fantastic to deal with as well. We would happily recommend Rob to anyone - brilliant service, logical plans and provides end to end support. Trevor & Imasha"
External Feedback from Imasha and Trevor

"Soon after acquiring our Edwardian home, we hired Elements of Home to assist with the design of our renovation. Rob Harris not only provided exemplary creative and technical input but stewarded the successful permit processes at the local council. Rob is always prompt to respond with any query - big or small and provided invaluable advice every step of the way. He was also able to provide excellent supporting resources as required. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Elements of Home."
External Feedback from Martin and Heidi Coleman

"Working with Rob was a pleasure and we would use him again for our next project. We were first time renovators and had a tight budget. Rob worked with us along the way to make sure we were comfortable with staging our renovation and considering the impact of today's works on our longer term vision. He was also patient and worked with us through many variations and changes that came up as our knowledge grew and our thinking evolved. After this, we developed a good sense of rapport and trust with Rob and asked him to run the tender process to select our builder. Rob ran this process thoroughly and gave us a lot of comfort around the various criteria that we should use in builder selection. Even after this Rob remained committed to the project and constantly checked in with us (and the site) during the build. We have just recently moved in and couldn't be happier with Rob's input and effort into shaping our family home"
External Feedback from Yehuda

"Rob is the best value architect on the market. I strongly recommend Rob to anyone looking to build or renovate. Rob was outstanding to work with. Reliable, honest and very responsive. Rob completed our revisions within 24 hours of request and we had plans complete within 2-3 weeks. He was available whenever we needed him and performed site inspections during the renovation. As with any architect or build there were a few minor errors but Rob was a delight to deal with and offered good solutions to any issue that came up. Once again, I strongly recommend Rob for your architectural requirements."
External Feedback from Elliot

from Caulfield South, VIC posted a job for Architects on 7 November 2017

from Bentleigh East, VIC posted a job for Architects on 19 July 2017

"Rob was fantastic to work with. A great listener, thorough, a clear communicator with quick turnaround times. He left decision making to us but tested any of our non-standard ideas and made smart suggestions (which we ended up using). He went out of his way to be helpful for our specific needs. Great value for money. You'll be happy you decided to work with Elements of Home."
External Feedback from Teige Cahill

"We found Rob's (Elements of Home) details online after a general google search for a renovation architect/consultant to help extend our home. There was just the 1 positive review for Elements of Home on the review site & based on that we met with Rob, as well as a couple of other companies over a 2 week period. Other designers we met with had trouble working with us to give us the design we were looking for to suit our lifestyle & existing home....they seemed more interested in promoting their own ideas alone. From the first meeting with Rob we felt very comfortable discussing our home extension plans & confident that he had a great ability to listen & translate our ideas in to a feasible plan for a build. Rob worked quickly to provide a set of plans we were happy with, before then arranging for all of our engineering & council requirements. He was able to recommend some builders to include in the tender process & we ended up going with one of the companies he suggested. We are ecstatic with the final design & physical end result of our transformed 1950's style home, Rob's design was brought to life by a great building team & the whole project ran very smoothly. Throughout the entire design process we received nothing but outstanding service, communication, honest consultations and advice from Rob. He was accommodating and attentive in providing any alterations we requested, which was really comforting and crucial to the amazing end result. Whether by phone, email or text Rob made himself available at any time, and we were never left waiting for a response. Rob is genuine, respectful and proud of his work and this is further enhanced by the obviously strong relationships he has with engineers, builders etc. Elements of Home can't be beaten for attention to detail, ongoing professionalism and service excellence. Everything Rob did turned out even better than we had imagined. For anyone thinking of building/extending we would highly recommend engaging Rob's services to assist with the design & plans before going ahead."
from Burwood, VIC posted a job for Architects on 8 July 2016

We were very pleased with Rob’s professionalism, patience and ability to listen to and interpret our needs. He collaborated very well with our interior designer and we are more than happy with his final plans. We would not hesitate to recommend Rob to anyone planning a renovation or a new build."
External Feedback from Deborah

"Rob has worked for us designing an extension to the basement and adding a top floor to our house. Rob took our specifications on board and accommodated our many requests for changes as the finer details were put together. We were most appreciative of Rob taking care of the planning process with council and working through obtaining planning and building approval. Rob knows the planning and building process in depth. He was always clear to us on the process required and his fees at each stage. Rob also has many reputable contacts in the planning and building area so could recommend other excellent people to work with. I would readily recommend Rob's work to others planning to renovate."
External Feedback from Kyra Harty