Building Design Trends for New Homes in 2017

March 22, 2017 | IN Media Release and News | BY AVID | 3 min read

As life is becoming more pressured and the working week longer, the need to turn a house into a home through innovative design is taking priority. Now more than ever, buyers are looking for their home to become their sanctuary where they can unwind, relax, be themselves and enjoy time with friends and family. This year you can expect to see the following building design trends for new homes.

Open Plan Living Spaces & Alfresco Entertainment Areas

Open plan living is when the main living areas of the home; traditionally the lounge, kitchen and dining room, have little to no internal walls creating an open flowing layout that promotes indoor/outdoor living. Not only does open plan living bring the family together during the week, it also enables you to entertain all year round. This is still rated as one of the biggest features that home buyers are looking for when building a new home.

New homes in Seabright
Seabright in Jacobs Well

Smarter and Lighter

As technology continues to grow in leaps and bounds, our lives revolve more around our devices and subsequently so will new homes. Thanks to WiFi, you can work wherever you would like within your home. This means that there is less need for a home office and rather more demand for centrally located smart hubs as you are no longer restricted to one room.

Our flagship address at Rochedale, incorporates vogue inclusions, such as centrally located smart hubs with USB charging and data outlets. This minimises space, maximises mobility and leaves you with an additional room that can be turned into a guest room, play room, library or a relaxation room.

As new homes become smarter, so too will the demand for them to become lighter. This year you will see an increased demand in LED lighting, promoting better energy efficiency and lighting lifespan. There will also be an increase in demand for natural light in the form of floor-to-ceiling glass windows allowing natural light to flow in, instantly complimenting your open plan living spaces.

New Homes at Rochedale Grand
Rochedale Grand in Rochedale

Community Gathering

In 2017 you can expect the demand for areas where families and neighbours can gather, such as parks, playgrounds and exercise tracks, to increase. A growing number of new home buyers are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and as such this plays a large factor in their decision making when it comes to buying or building a new home.

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Brentwood Forest

Located just 5 km from Springfield Central with shopping centres, health and recreation hubs, schools, childcare facilities and public transport at your doorstep. Brentwood Forest is nestled in its own wooded enclave that rises above the surrounding valleys, a family-oriented address which offers a sense of tranquillity, space and seclusion. With playgrounds and leafy parks, quiet streets and easy access to schools, shops, sports facilities and everyday services, Brentwood Forest offers a sense of escape from the hassles of suburban life, while still remaining close to all that matters.

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