Key areas of your new home
Updated: Aug 20, 2019
There are some key areas of your home that you should focus on when designing and selecting your inclusions.
These key areas are the ones that you hear about all the time, but I will try to give you some different tips that may help you in your selection of materials and colours.
3. Main Living Area
1. The bathroom is an obvious key area of your home and can be the difference between selling your home and not selling your home, so it should not be overlooked, and you should try to select the right colours and materials. The colours you select should be something that is of interest to you, however, I do believe that they should still be neutral colours that the vast majority of people will like, as you need to also think about the possibility of re-sale in the future, even though you may not be thinking about that now.
TIPS: Lighter colours (white, light greys, etc) Wall and floor the same colour tiles. (this can help in keeping the bathroom looking uniform and minimises the risk of choosing colours that don't match.
2. The kitchen has always been known as the "heart of the home" and you need to consider the design of your kitchen, storage space, colour selections.
TIPS: A walk-in-pantry is always a nice touch and can help in hiding all your junk when you are entertaining friends and family. Natural materials such as timber and lighter colours tend to age better and stay current for a much longer period of time.
3. Your main living area will be used on a consistent daily basis so it should be an area that can enhance the important family times and moments that you will create in this area and also be functional.
TIPS: Higher ceiling in this area to create a spacious feel. North orientation of windows to receive plenty of natural lighting. Design Layout which considers the positioning of your couch, dining, so your are not cramming furniture too close to one another. Having your dining table to the end of the room and out of the walk way, will increase the functionality of your living space.
Hopefully these tips can help you in the future, when you are building your new home.