Renovate with Deb Pearcey

Deb will help breathe new life into your home.
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Bring your renovation dreams to life with Deb

With a Summit renovation, you’ll not only get the best quality build, but you’ll also get Perth’s most experienced design team.

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Senior Designer Deb Pearcey shares her top tips, tricks and suggestions if you’re considering a home renovation or extension below. 

Meet Deb Pearcey

Deb is an award-winning building and design expert with almost three decades of industry experience, including running her own successful home improvement business for eight of those.

She’s a Registered Builder, qualified Interior Designer and self-taught Building Designer, and has been industry recognised with multiple building and design awards.

This combination of experience and qualifications gives her a unique depth of understanding when it comes to interpreting what her clients’ want in their dream home and bringing it to life.

From ground floor extensions and two storey additions to complete home makeovers, Deb can help you discover what is possible for your home.

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Kinross Renovation

Meet James and Tania. They decided to renovate and extend their 24 year old home in Kinross.

When it came time to discuss their renovation ideas, they said, “we just clicked with Deb from the first phone call.”

The end result is a cosy, spacious and inviting home, full of character and warmth.

Listen to their renovation experience with Deb or read the case study below.

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Six fun facts about Deb

From ground floor extensions and two storey additions to complete home makeovers, Deb can help you discover what is possible for your home.

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What’s your favourite part of being a designer?

I love discovering the dreams that every client has for their home and their family. It may sound trite, but designing a home extension or renovation that brings that dream to life is thrilling. I enjoy the process as much as our clients do and feel fortunate that I’m in a position to be a small part of their experience and watch their dream become a reality.

What part of the home do you enjoy helping clients redesign and why?

I love focusing on the heartbeat of every home and for most families that is usually the kitchen, dining and family areas. It’s the part of the home where people come together, where you entertain, prepare food and eat and where families and friends gather. Kitchens are typically a hive of activity, so cleverly designed and innovative solutions are uppermost in my thoughts when I’m designing. However it’s as much about the connected living areas and the overall flow that I believe deserve as much thought in the design process.

What do you love most about your job?

The variety of clients and their stories I meet never fails to both inspire and humble me. On any given day, I could meet retirees who have worked hard and now want to enjoy the fruits of their labour; a large multi-generational family who all want to live under one roof; a family with young children and a plethora of pets who are bursting at the seams in their existing home; or young professionals working hard to climb the corporate ladder and want their home to reflect their energy and their taste.

There is no such thing as a typical client, just as there’s no such thing as a cookie-cutter home. So what I love most about my job is that there is no such thing as a typical day!

What would you say your specialty is? 

Listening! I genuinely want to understand what you want from your home. I’m curious to hear your ideas and about the lives of everyone who lives in and visits your home.

I ask a lot of questions and then I listen carefully because the more I understand about how you live, how your family functions and what’s important to you, the better I am able to design an improvement to your home that suits you and that you‘ll be proud of not just today, but for years to come.

When renovating, do you have any features you consider a must-have for any type of home owner?

Flow and light are probably the criteria that I consider to be must-haves. In years gone by, builders didn’t place a great deal of importance on either and homes are often dark, poorly oriented, badly ventilated with numerous small, closed off spaces. This is my favourite type of home to renovate because the difference can be so dramatic. I spend a fair bit of energy working out how I can introduce both a clear flow through the home and gain more light in every design I do.

What's your favourite interior style?

I appreciate and can easily transition between a wide range of styles from contemporary, coastal, minimalist and character, but there’s a pretty special place in my heart for Art Deco. I was born in Napier, New Zealand – a place widely regarded as the Art Deco capital of the world (alongside Miami, USA) so you could say that it’s in my blood.

My own style at home is best described as a twist on ‘classic’. I like quality over quantity and timelessness over trend. Home is my sanctuary and I love creating spaces in it that tell my story and the stories of my family, sometimes in unexpected ways.

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Case Studies


Second storey addition | Wembley: Andrew & Chatarina

Tell us a bit about your renovation. Was this your first time renovating and how did you decide now was...

Ground floor extension | Cottesloe: Natalie & Justin

Summit Renovations Design Consultant, Charlie met with clients, Natalie and Justin to do a pre-purchase inspection on the home that...

Ground floor extension | Attadale: Lara & David

Attadale homeowners Lara and David wanted to upgrade their family home to not only create additional space for entertaining friends...
West Leederville

Ground floor extension | West Leederville: Mimli & Krishna

This renovation was a unique job as another division of Summit was enlisted to build a rear strata property on...

Major renovation | Fremantle: Graeme & Annabel

From the street this Fremantle property looks just like any other heritage home, take a closer look however and you’ll...

Major renovation | Kinross: James & Tania

Hear from James and Tania about their renovation journey with Summit and how they completely transformed their 22 year old...

Major renovation | Rossmoyne: Tamalee & Mark

With their home renovated previously by Summit, Mark and Tamalee turned to the team once again when they planned to...
Madora Bay

Second storey addition | Madora Bay: Bryce & Claire

How did you come to the decision to renovate your home and what were some of the issues you were...

Second storey addition | Dalkeith: Danielle & Adrian

Danielle and Adrian approached Summit wanting to create more space in their family home, to give their children more room...
Mount Pleasant

Second storey addition | Mount Pleasant: Helen & George

Helen and George came to Summit Homes wanting to create a four bedroom, two bathroom modern home with open plan...
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