home design

Design Smart Living is a Central Coast building design practise that specialises in new homes, home alterations and additions, and modular building design. At Design Smart Living, we strive to achieve the best building design outcome for our clients at an affordable cost.

New Homes

We can offer our design advice on a wide range and style of attractive residential homes. At Design Smart Living, we ensure each home is customised to suit every individual site. Most project home companies may use a typical base model and simply place it on a site, whereas we ensure that your home will make the best use of the site.

We work closely and liaise with local builders during the design phase, to ensure that all aspects of the design are both achievable, and, within our client’s given budget.

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Alterations and Additions

As families grow, many owners experience the requirement for additional space including bedrooms, living and entertaining areas etc. Design Smart Living specialise in alterations and additions. We liaise closely with our clients, in order to develop a design for your existing house, of which will provide for years to come. If a minor renovation is all that is needed, we ensure our additions are designed to suit the character of the existing house, and not look like a strange ‘add on’.

If a total make over is in need, we can transform your home from a dated 50s fibro shack, into a new contemporary home with striking street appeal.

Modular Building Design

As an alternative to the traditional onsite build, Design Smart Living also specialise in the design of modular buildings, for residential purposes. Our extensive experience in modular building design ensures that each building can be designed and constructed using the same techniques that a traditional builder would utilise onsite.

The notable advantages in modular buildings, are the time, weather and quality control measures that exist in the factory environment. We work with a number of modular building companies, and provide project management services throughout the design and approval phases.

why design with us?

contemporary design

We are passionate designers and always ahead of the trends to make your house feel like home.


In this day and age, it’s important to have a home that is energy efficient to lower your living costs and your impact on the planet.


We have been lucky enough to design some amazing residential homes and commercial projects on the Central Coast.


We understand it can be expensive starting your new home. We offer the fairest pricing and obligation-free onsite quotes.

Hear from our happy clients

“I thought it was a good idea to do my own designs for our extension. I was pretty happy with how they came out but was struggling to get through the council documents. Over a year later I decided to bite the bullet and hire Dave for his services - one of the best decisions I've ever made. Dave's plans made mine look like a kindergartener's scribble, and he took care of all the council side of things with ease. Save yourself time and head-space and get Design Smart Living on the job. We’re about to start construction and I’m super excited to see Dave’s plans made real!”


Shelly Beach, Central Coast

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