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Are you planning to build a new home? Then be sure to read the tips from home building expert Metricon, one of Australia’s leading home builders specialising in contemporary and modern homes. If you want your home to be as functional as possible, the following top 8 designs tips will put you on the right path.
1. The Open Floor Plan
Anyone building a new home should consider an open floor plan, as it creates a larger living area to entertain in and a versatile space. An open floor plan is both functional and inviting to families, as it brings all the living areas in the house into one large space. Metricon’s Chicago display home is one of the many designs which offer open plan modern living which gives the main living areas connectivity, giving a sense of space to your home design.
2. Less Is More
According to Metricon, the time of cluttered homes is long over, which is why it is important to incorporate a lot of built in storage space in your new home design. To avoid making your room feel cluttered look at adding functional wardrobes, cupboards and shelving into your new home. At Metricon, we incorporate many storage options in our designs for all areas of the house. So whether you are building a house just for yourself or a large family, we can provide you with all the storage options you need, from walk in robes to butler's pantries.
3. Mix Contemporary with Traditional
Contemporary is a popular design choice for many, however to make sure your new home design stays timeless; add some traditional touches to your design. By mixing these two styles together, home owners can enjoy a modern but classic home which will not date in years to come. Metricon’s Bordeaux design is the perfect example of linking these two design elements together. Keep in mind, its fundamental to make your new house design feel like a home by adding your own personal touches and finishes.
4. Let There Be Light
Houses used to be designed with small windows and narrow doors. These trends have altered and Metricon focuses on maximising natural light in our house designs. A tip to help you incorporate this design element is to select large windows, glass sliding doors, light-wells and glass panels into your front door.
5. Do Not Be Afraid of Luxury
Creating a house that looks and feels luxurious does not always have to come with an expensive price tag. Metricon has a range of Designer home designs available which encompass contemporary luxury living with an affordable price tag. A tip we give our customers to help them make their home feel luxurious is to add quality fixtures and finishes including high ceilings, quality flooring and timeless fixtures throughout.
6. Street Appeal
First impressions last and the exterior design of your new home is one you want to select carefully. It is important to consider when choosing your facade, how your new house will look from the curb as well as fit into the street you are building in. It is also important to choose colours, materials and surfaces which will complement each other so there is a sense of cohesion in the visual appearance of your home.
7. Functional Bathrooms
Building a spacious bathroom is on most people’s wish list. At Metricon, we have made sure all our bathroom designs both feel spacious and functional as well as incorporate space saving storage ideas. It is important to choose fixtures and colourings to make you room feel more spacious which may include light coloured wall tiles and paint colours. Clever storage solutions are the key to any bathroom. Let’s face it, no home has enough storage in linen cupboards, so introduce more storage in the bathrooms as the less clutter you have, the better. It will also create an illusion of a larger space.
8. Modern Fixtures and Fittings
One of the benefits of a new home is the opportunity to select features and fittings that reflect your own personal taste and lifestyle. Special attention needs to go into selecting the finishing touches. Each of our Metricon homes has a contemporary appeal, created with a suitable balance of quality fittings and fixtures. When building a new home, you have the option to select many items such as tapware, tiles, sinks, basins, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, benchtops, appliances and door handles, which helps you to personalise your new home and cater perfectly to your lifestyle.