Whether you are Building or Renovating it’s important to think about resale incase you ever decide to sell your home. These Home Design tips could help you capitalise on your design whilst creating a beautiful home for you to live in.
1: Natural Light and Ventilation
Good use of natural light and ventilation not only saves electricity, but it can also make your home feel more spacious. Rooms look bigger, ceilings look higher and more generally, things just look less cluttered.
This can easily be achieved through the placement of windows, the design of external doors, and the addition of natural lighting and ventilation features.
2: Blend Inside With Outside
Many people are taking natural light to the next level by blurring the line between inside and outside. This can be done by opening up a wall with large folding doors. Or it can be achieved by weather-proofing a deck or courtyard. Ask your builder how you may be able to extend your living area by blending inside with the outside and make the most of our magnificent Australian climate.
3: LED Lighting
The most exciting technological breakthrough in lighting is definitely LED lights. They are bright, energy-efficient and compact. This gives you almost unlimited flexibility when it comes to designing lighting for any home.
Some people opt for the minimalist appeal by hanging tiny lights from the ceiling. Others add drama by incorporating bold colours and unusual materials. Modern LED lights work well with most design styles.
Although your choice of colours is almost limitless, there seem to be 2 main trends this year. One is Hampton’s style pale blue/grey and white giving a relaxed coastal feel. The other is a mix of earthy tones and contrasting metals.
5: Flexible Designs
Gone are the days when every room was built for a purpose. The best designs today allow the owner to adjust the room for different purposes. This not only gives you better use of each space, it generally gives your home a more open and natural feel.