Introducing the Home Files

by Carlisle Homes


A new inspirational blog for home owners and makers.

Welcome to the Home Files, a new blog from Carlisle Homes that is packed with design inspiration, expert advice and the latest news about designing, building and decorating your new home.

The Home Files has been launched to provide you with an essential source of professional knowledge, advice and inspiration for every stage of your project, whether you are dreaming of your new home, starting to plan or already on your journey to build.


The Home Files; your new source for all things interior, design, building and finance.

What’s inside the Home Files

Our team of industry experts are on hand to bring you the latest news and insights covering diverse topics, including interior inspiration, designing your home, the building process and finance.

Home Files Inspire is your new go-to source for the latest trends in design, interiors and decoration. It offers all the inspiration you need to decorate and furnish your interior, with regular articles covering a broad mix of topics, from interior trends to the latest products and accessories.

The process of designing your home is one of the most important stages, so our expert building designers are on hand and ready to offer advice via Home Files Design. Here you can access educational articles and information that will help you consider your needs, understand your floorplan and ultimately guide the final design of your new home.

For those already moving towards the building stage, Home Files Build is your essential guide to the building process. This section of expert advice will help you understand and anticipate every stage of the process from planning through to handover. This is often one of the most unfamiliar stages for homeowners, so we have developed this section to empower you with information to navigate the complex construction period.

The financial decisions made when embarking on a new build are some of the biggest you will ever make. Home Files Finance provides you with a source of professional guidance that will assist you to realise your dream home. With regular, easy-to-follow articles about finance news, our team will help you maximise your investment.


Each week the Home Files will bring you the latest news, inspiration and advice.

Home Files latest features include:

Inspire – Bring peace and tranquillity into your home with the Cultivate Trend

As an antidote to busy modern life, Cultivate invites us to reconnect with nature by offering a tranquil, calming colour scheme inspired by tonal greens and natural materials such as timber and stone.



Design - Our Best Kitchen and Bathroom Secrets

Learn about the most important elements to consider when designing these all-important rooms and how to navigate the many options available for creating your dream home.



Build - What Comes First: Land or Home?

Carlisle Homes' Group House and Land Manager, Nicole Dowling, explores the complexities commonly faced by people embarking on a new home build, and how to avoid making unforeseen compromises on the final design of your dream home.



Finance - What does ‘Fixed Site Costs’ Actually Mean?

After the base house price and purchasing land, the next major budget component is site costs. Our expert team explains ‘fixed site costs’ and what you should look out for when considering quotes for your new build.


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