DESIGN TIPS FOR YOUR CUSTOM HOME
As exciting and fun as it is to design and build your dream home, it can also be challenging when it comes to making decisions and considering the below points can make the process so much easier.
FOCUS ON LOCATION
When searching for a block, think of your budget, the neighbourhood, infrastructure, orientation, street noise and surroundings.
The best orientation is to have the back of the block mostly facing north, this will allow the most natural light into your living spaces.
MAXIMISE NATURAL LIGHT
Natural light gives warmth and depth to your home. When your home receives an abundance of light it instantly feels inviting and homely.
FEWER ROOMS BUT LARGER ONES
When designing a home there needs to be attention to the floor plans and a review of every room.
Modern living is about open plan living areas, it combines many functions and joins the family as one, but in the end it is what works for you and what your family needs.
HIGHER CEILING HEIGHTS
Increasing the ceiling height creates a more spacious look, and can also make the room feel larger. Just by adding an extra 30-50cm will make a whole difference.
HIGHER INSULATION LEVEL
Increasing the minimum insulation installed in the walls and ceiling, and also increasing the window glazing can considerably reduce the need of heating and cooling.