Essential Elements for Contemporary Home Design

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Thanks for checking out my blog! My name's Olivia, and I'll be sharing my advice about construction and contractors here. When my husband and I first decided to move in together, we didn't fall in love with any of the homes on the market so we decided to build our own. We learned a lot about construction and contractors during that time, but our journey wasn't over yet. Over the years, we've had multiple changes made to our custom home, including extensions to accommodate new babies, adaptations for in-laws moving in and even an outbuilding studio for my son's music production endeavours. As you can imagine, I've had to do a lot of research on home building over the years, and now I'd love to pass that advice on to anyone else who needs it. Look around—I'm sure you'll find something useful.


Essential Elements for Contemporary Home Design

1 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Designing your custom home should be an exciting experience. However, if you do not know where to start, you can quickly become overwhelmed with the different features to incorporate into your modern home. As a result, you not only inflate your budget but can also end up with a house that completely veers off the vision you had intended for it. 

Fortunately, knowing what inclusions are pertinent to you, and which ones to overlook, goes a long way in customising your dream home! This article examines a few of the essential elements that you should contemplate for contemporary home design.

An open floor plan

One of the hallmarks that readily make your modern house stand out from traditional designs is an open floor plan. The main aim of an open floor plan is to make the house as spacious as possible, regardless of the amount of square footage that you have to work with. And the more spacious the home is, the grander it is likely to seem too. The reason why open floor plans work for any home design is that they enhance the illumination in the home by eliminating walls. Moreover, open floor plans increase the ventilation in the house too.

The inclusion of flexible rooms

Gone are the days when individual rooms had to have a sole purpose in the home. Millennial homeowners tend to lean toward flexible paces that allow to multi-use rooms. The great thing about flexible rooms is that you can flex your architectural muscle to personalise the space as much as you want. For example, lean toward modular furniture for this room so that you can move them around or stack them as you wish. Secondly, have your construction contractors incorporate built-in storage solutions in your flexible space, which can be employed for an assortment of things such as storing books, linens and so on.

Invest in a chef's kitchen

If you or your partner loves to cook, a chef's kitchen will be a valuable investment for your custom home. If you have never heard of this design before, you may be wondering what differentiates a chef's kitchen from a regular kitchen. Well, you can draw your inspiration for professional kitchens. Some of the features that are critical to a chef's kitchen include substantial space, considerable storage and a generous amount of illumination (both natural and artificial). Furthermore, bolster the appeal of your chef's kitchen by employing unique supplies such as glass splashbacks and steel countertops for a modern aesthetic.

For more information, contact your local builders.