Choosing to build a custom designed home opens you up to a world of possibilities. Not only will your home be created to perfectly suit your interior design tastes – you will be able to incorporate a completely personalised floor plan design and technology features that to enhance your lifestyle.
Let’s take a look at a few of 2017’s most popular custom home design requests:
These are popular in Europe and becoming increasingly popular in Australia again. Clients are allocating more budget to their entrance ways to make it a beautiful feature and set the tone for the rest of the house. A mudroom is an extension of that aspiration. A mudroom is usually set off to the side of the entrance way and provides an area to hang coats, put shoes and school bags away. Mudrooms also help to prevent dirty shoes being trampled through the house!
- Mudroom – Inside Out – Darren and Deanne
The days of a formal dining room as well as a casual table near the kitchen are diminishing. They have instead made way for breakfast nooks. Breakfast nooks are a wonderful way of adding in another seating area without taking up too much floor space. A breakfast nook is usually designed such that a round table sits with custom made built-in seating. The seating can be a great way to sneak in some extra storage space too.
- Credit: Smashing Spaces
There are an abundance of options when it comes to home automation. Home automation technology is advancing at a rapid pace with new innovations being released almost daily. It is now possible to control your entire house (heating, cooling, lights, appliances, curtains, blinds, TV, home security systems, coffee machines etc.) from your mobile device and even your watch! A simple and reasonably low cost item you may like to install in your home is a video intercom combined with a door release function. The video intercom enables the occupier to see (in colour) the person that is knocking on the door and then once they have verified the visitor, a button will release the lock on the door. If you have a double story home or long hallway to the kitchen this is a fantastic timesaver for our busy lives. Video intercoms also provide additional security as the guest at the front door can be verified before letting them into your house.
- Video Intercom – Bticino
Gas strut kitchen serveries are back in a big way! Australians love having BBQs on the deck in summer and a servery creates the perfect connection between the kitchen and the outside deck. Combined with a serving bench on the outside wall; they become a fantastic breakfast spot in the morning and can be used as a bar for an evening drink. They can even to be fitted with retractable fly screens if desired.
- Credit: Three Birds Renovations