Building an Home Extension

Design Trends to Deliberate On For Your Custom Home

If you are in the process of planning for a new home build, chances are you will want your investment to be current with the times. To accomplish this, you have to be aware of the current trends and have the capacity to discern what will suit your vision for your home and what you should leave out. Additionally, factor in your budget while keeping in mind that some design trends can actually help you save on household costs in the long term, so it will be worthwhile investing in them while constructing the new home. Here are a few trends currently making a splash with millennial homeowners that you can deliberate on for your own custom home.

Loft ceilings

An easy yet aesthetically appealing way of making your rooms look large is by opting for lofted ceilings rather than the conventional flat ceilings. The higher your ceilings are, the more they pull the eye upwards, which in turn creates the illusion of a grand space. If part of your top floor is not designed to extend over the ground floor, you may want to consider opting for the tallest ceiling in this area to add some drama and character to that part of the home!

Unique geometric shapes

When it comes to the integration of shapes in the home, people tend to gravitate to the traditional square tiles, square panelling, rectangular bricks and so on. But if you want to make your home look distinctly different and current, you should opt for unique geometric shapes that will add a significant amount of interest to the space. For example, instead of average square tiles for your floors or splashbacks, you should lean toward pentagons, hexagons or even octagons.

A modernised laundry room

Traditional laundry rooms tend to be sparse comprising a washing machine and perhaps a sink. This utilitarian design may get the job done, but it does not make doing laundry an enjoyable task. If you want your laundry room to be just as inviting as the rest of your home, consider opting for a bigger space that will make manoeuvering around the room hassle-free. Secondly, have the contractors include features that will enhance the convenience of the area such as a commercial sink, adequate shelving to eliminate clutter and even a folding station so that all the laundry duties are handled in the same room. Pair this up with the latest technology in washing and drying and your laundry chores will be a breeze! 

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About Me

Building an Home Extension

Hello, my name is Wendy and this is my construction blog. I do not work in the construction industry myself, but I have spent the last 7 months of my life with construction workers and contractors as they designed and built an extension to my property. I had always dreamed of extending my home so we could enlarge the kitchen and have an additional bedroom on the second-floor. My husband always objected, but when I won some money on the lotto, he couldn't stop me. The contractors were really great and I got a real insight into the industry so I decided to start this blog.


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