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4 Popular Home Design Trends of 2017

Building new homes from scratch allows Australians to create a unique space, moulded to your needs, which can enhance and transform your lifestyle. Here are some of the popular house design trends that Sydney residents are incorporating into their new builds.

1. Large Laundries

Late 2016 saw a push towards larger, more accommodating laundries and ‘mud rooms’ – intermediate spaces between the backyard and the house where muddy shoes and other messes can be dealt with.

One of the best things about making the move from apartment living to your own house is having round the clock access to a backyard. That means gardening, mud pies, building cubby houses and so on. After all of that dirty work, it’s very handy to have a room where you can take off soiled shoes and clothes without messing up the house itself.

2. Infinite Barbecue

So far, 2017 has seen the joining together of kitchen and barbecue areas, transforming our entertaining spaces. Rather than conventional free-standing BBQs, more and more Australians are opting to extend their kitchen and living areas out of the house, allowing seamless catering for BBQs and yard parties.

These outdoor kitchens can include features such as built-in barbecues, cooktops with range hoods, ovens, bar fridges and sinks for the post-party clean-up.

3. Butler’s Pantries

Butler’s pantries are very popular due to the extensive hidden storage and functionality they provide. With a butler’s pantry, your kitchen has a separate, enclosed space for food and drink preparation, making it perfect for entertaining or throwing dinner parties. Because it is hidden away, all that mess from food prep can simply be left behind closed doors and cleaned up later, giving you freedom to get ready and enjoy yourself.

4. Space to Work from Home 

The trend of more Aussies working from home has also impacted modern planning designs. These days, a well-planned home office is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. Creating a comfortable and practical space to work has become increasingly popular for parents and children alike.

Study nooks are a popular addition to new family homes, creating privacy without affecting accessibility. The ability to monitor the kids from the kitchen allows parents the flexibility to complete other tasks while being available to help answer tricky homework questions.

5. Living Big on Smaller Blocks

As the price of land rises, there has been a strong lean towards getting the most out of smaller block sizes. Small acreage homes, such as New Living Homes’ Camelia 2, are growing in popularity due to the innovative ways they maximise living space in a smaller, more affordable area.

6. Getting Fancy in the Bathroom

Life is busy as a parent. As such, there has been a trend towards creating luxurious, separate bathrooms that are hidden away from children’s messes. The addition of an extravagant bath to the master bedroom’s en suite is one popular way to create a relaxing retreat right there in your home.

Modern Home Designs in Sydney

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