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Melbourne’s inner city has a rich industrial past. This makes it a playground for developers and home buyers keen to remodel some of the most beautiful historical factories and warehouses into modern residences.

A warehouse conversion can create the funkiest of abodes for singles, couples and growing families. If you are thinking of tackling a warehouse conversion for yourself there are some big considerations to ponder before calling in the builders.

A remodelling on this scale is not a project you want to take without some serious professional advice. Even if you are a veteran in other types of renovations, it certainly pays to ask an expert in this case. There are many Melbourne architects who specialise in warehouse conversions. A quick search online will provide contact details and a display of images showcasing their incredible work.

Key elements an architect will understand and advise you on include: structural issues, insulation (both thermal and acoustic), ventilation, sustainability and energy efficiency, how best to divide the space, capitalising on the existing characteristics of the building, waste management and design of an outdoor or rooftop area if applicable. Creativity is essential which is where an architectural team can really shine.

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