Australia’s Modern Home Building Trends

25 January 2018

In 2017, Australia saw a lot of people building their own homes. Of course, this means witnessed a lot of new home building trends emerge. And as more and more young people are designing their homes, we can expect quite a few trends to gain some extra attention in 2018. Here are 5 of them every Aussie out there will want to check out.

Sunrooms making a big comeback

Nowadays, not too many homeowners thought about the idea of adding a sunroom into their home. However, it seems Australians are starting to realize how useful these rooms can be and 2018 might just be the year when sunrooms are going to make their big comeback. If you decide to introduce a sunroom into your home, bear in mind that these are supposed to serve as a way to escape technology. This means you’ll want to make it pretty spacious, since that’s where you’re probably going to keep all of your books.

Homeowners going for open-plan spaces

Most of the modern homeowners now decide to ditch traditional rooms and design open-plan spaces in their homes. This means they decide to combine their living rooms with dining areas as well as extending their kitchens to any room possible. As a result, we see them also design small rooms and almost no hallways inside of their homes. If you decide to introduce an open-plan space into your home, make sure you talk to home builders who’ll be ready to give you a couple of ideas on how to make it even more effective.

New homes becoming even more eco-friendly

There’s no need to say that Australians are now trying to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. Therefore, people who’ll be building their homes in 2018 will try to go as green as possible. This means a lot of them are going to install eco-friendly windows that have been specifically designed to reflect heat, allowing them to use less energy to keep the place cool. Moreover, it’s safe to say a lot of Australians will decide to install solar panels as soon as their new home’s been built.

Small homes become a big thing

In 2018, we can expect to see a lot of people trading down and building small homes. This is the case because one and two person families are becoming a huge trend all over Australia, and more small homes will be needed. Luckily, most of the home building experts out there will be ready for this and finding someone who’ll be able to help you out shouldn’t be too difficult. For example, if you’re building your new home in NSW, there are home builders from Sydney you can turn to and make sure your new small home fits all of your needs.

Kitchens become social hubs

If you believe your new kitchen is supposed to be meant only for cooking, you’re wrong. Kitchens are now being used as social hubs by many Australians. This allows them to entertain their guests or hang around with their kids while cooking. Of course, if you plan to use your new kitchen this way, you might want to look into the possibility of building a kitchen island for your kitchen. Also, you should try to design a large kitchen, since you can’t really expect people to enjoy being in a room that seems crumped.

The 5 trends we talked about above are guaranteed to be pretty big in 2018. Australians who decide to build a new home during the next 12 months are going to do their best to stay on top of them and you should try to do the same. No matter which of these trends you decide to go for, you’ll be designing a perfect Australian home for you and your family.

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.