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5 Design Features That Make A Home Modern

Times are changing, and with it are the home designs that are considered the way of the future. Not only is this the case in the sense of technology, but trends too. Whether it’s a contemporary colour palette or refreshed furniture, there are many design opportunities that can make your home look more modern. So, what’s no longer being used in new homes? And what should people choose for their renovations? Here are five features that will instantly make your home look less old-fashioned and more magazine-worthy.

1.    Floating Vanities

Modernity in a home is all about the seamlessness and streamlined appearance of the fittings. Long gone are the days where homes are built with pipes popping out from the ground – at least not in the bathroom where a vanity is installed. Today, floating vanities conceal pipes which are exposed from the wall, leaving the ground beneath it a space that’s free and easy to clean. A floating vanity is a must for a modern bathroom. It gives the illusion of a larger floor space and is aesthetically pleasing. (Floating vanities are a standard inclusion when you build with New Living Homes!)

2.    Shutters & Blinds

While curtains are appropriate in a bedroom or as a design feature in the heart of the home, it’s very 20th century to have curtains on every window of the home. Curtains are great for layering and creating a homely, warm feel – but overdoing it can weigh the home down and make it overwhelming to look at. A quick and easy fix is updating your home with shutters and blinds. They lift the whole home and bring in a light, airy ambience that takes advantage of sunlight. Blinds and shutters come in all sorts of styles and colours, so you can still choose from a variety that will suit your design preference.

3.    Downlights

We’re all for statement chandeliers, but if lighting isn’t intentionally a feature in your home then it should blend in to complement the actual focal points of your interior. Downlights are a seamless lighting option that are flat in shape and functional, unlike bulky lighting you’ll find in older homes. Of course, there are different downlights and you can opt for ones that dim for an ultra-modern feel.

4.    Neutral Colours

Unless you’re deliberately going for a retro 60s vibe in your home, it’s quite unlikely to find a home that will showcase loud, primary colours. It’s timelier to choose a colour palette that consists of neutral colours – whether it’s earthy browns and creams or a monochrome scheme of black, white and grey. Modern homes are built with these tones because it allows a blank canvas for people to implement their personal style. It’s difficult to work with a lime green wall for all time, but you can always dress a white wall up with lime green artwork and switch it out as trends change without the costly paint job.

5.    Keyless Locks

We have to include some technology in this list! Even the least tech-savvy can appreciate the convenience of a keyless lock. Unlike the traditional door knob on the front of the home, a keyless lock means that you will only need to remember a code to enter your abode – so you can ditch the handful of keys! Not only is it a smart feature for the home that can be used even with a smart phone, it also creates a flush appearance on your front door while providing security for your premises.

Speak to New Living Homes today about the incredible features that you get in the base price of a house with our Standard Inclusions! We’ll provide a standard above the rest and build a modern home that you’ll love for years to come.


Building a New Living Home has given me confidence that I can easily embark on building a home rather than buying a place, and get a better house/ home rather than a small flat. But you have to choose a builder that KNOWS how to build, that builds exactly how the design dictates. A builder who can deliver what they say, when they say. A house that won’t look daggy in years to come is important too, and New Living Homes did just that. The overall investment has worked out well too, growing in value is a short period of time.


”The idea of our brand new home is still really sinking in as we never dreamt of building or ever own. A VERY big thank you to New Living Homes for giving us a brand new home! You’ve made our dreams real!”- Grevillea 4.1, Elegance Facade

L & M King

We would just like to say a massive thank you once again for all your help with the house. We moved in on the weekend and we are loving it ! So thank you for being part of the team that made our dream come true.

Belinda, Jordan Springs, Acacia 4 Urban

I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

B.M - Spring Farm  

‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

Rebecca & Steve - Jordan Springs 

‘’I have been extremely happy with my experience with New Living Homes and have told anyone and everyone about our build. Everything went smoothly and yes there were a few problems but our site manager sorted them out as quickly as he could.. Throughout all the build, nothing was too much trouble for our site manager’’

Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
unfold however from the very first dealing with New Living Homes we could not fault a single thing. I would like to
give special mention to Emma from the Brooks Reach Display who was very accommodating with us pestering her
with what seemed like every week as we would be checking different things in the display home.

Tim & Kara - Flinders

My experience was excellent. This was the second house I have built in 4 years and the whole experience was a pleasure from start to finish. All of the sales team were very helpful and very responsive to each and every enquiry I had.

Damian & Lauren - Spring Farm 

Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

D.E, Marsden Park 

I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

Monika & Mayur, Elara 

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