Metricon's Studio M takes top honours at the 2023 HIA Hunter Housing Awards
The 2023 HIA-CSR Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, held at NEX on Saturday 18 October, saw Metricon's Studio M awarded for 'Excellence in Showroom'.
The purpose-built selections studio represents a significant investment of more than $5 million to support the company’s Newcastle customers and growth in the region.
The facility underwent an extensive build program with Cunsolo Architects working closely with Metricon, to develop a contemporary and interactive showroom designed to help customers with their interiors and exteriors selections.
The state-of-the-art, purpose-built space spans over 1000m2 and brings the next level in design, style customer inspiration and innovation to Newcastle.
The innovative Studio M is designed to be very interactive for visitors, while showing a wide range of possibilities and examples of interior and exterior products and allowing customers to get a taste of what to expect in their own homes.
David Shorten, Metricon’s General Manager, NSW, said of the award win,
"We are incredibly proud of our Studio M in Newcastle and what we have built as a business here. The studio has so much to offer our customers, and we are excited to see it recognised by the HIA in the Hunter."
“With an abundance of variety with our supplier’s products on offer all under the one roof, we wanted to make sure our customers have the opportunity to feel, see and touch products in a way that brings them to life.
“Our aim was always to make this space more than just a showroom, but for it be a true design and style inspiration hub and this award is great recognition of that.
“Our Studio M experience has been designed to be immersive and truly memorable to visitors. Customers experience this world class environment which is focused on a highly personalised experience.
"Our commitment to the region continues to grow as we build our customer's dream homes. Having such a wonderful space to share our insights and providing our customers with the right environment to make their selections is something that we recognised as a huge opportunity.
"The team in the Hunter have gone from strength to strength since our Newcastle Studio M opened. We are very excited for what the future holds as we continue to open stunning new display homes and further invest in the region.
"This award win is a celebration of our great local trades and supplier's dedication to delivering the best home-building process to our customers through the selections experience. Our customers often find this one of the most exciting phases of the home-building process, and we love sharing this part of the journey with them.
"Our Studio M design in Newcastle is a break-through and now award-winning design space, that has set new standards for the volume building design experience," Dave concluded.
Wandering through Studio M’s showrooms, it’s easy to become absorbed in fantasies of cooking delicious meals in your own custom-kitchen, unwinding in the bath after a long day at work, or spending a relaxing summer evening on the deck. But here, fantasies need not be cast aside, as the countless displays, appliances and materials offer options for every taste and budget.
Ovens, drawers, tiles, bricks, carpet, stovetops, and flooring adorn the walls at the selection centre, so clients can browse at their leisure, with complete freedom to choose what will be installed in their new homes.
The diverse needs and preferences of all homeowners are accommodated at Studio M, with finishes that range from good, to better, to best, ensuring that, whether building your first home or a mansion for the entire extended family to enjoy, you are accounted for.
Taps come in gold, black, gunmetal, graphite or silver, fridges and dishwashers can be completely hidden in kitchen designs, and shower-heads can even be tested out in an onsite display! Studio M stocks just about everything on the market, ensuring that obsolete items are replaced with current ones, and maintaining incredibly high standards, noting that these days, people want materials and appliances that last well into the future.
Should the amount of choice become overwhelming, a number of areas with tables, chairs, coffee machines and other drinks are available, offering clients a comfortable space to take a break while they consider their options.
With teams of expert consultants and comprehensive ranges of the most current materials and appliances, Studio M seeks to help their clients create beautiful, functional living spaces that last a lifetime.
To browse the displays, become inspired, or make your home-building dreams a reality, head down to Studio M’s and speak to one of their friendly consultants.