2024 is looming, and with the property market in Australia that has all but rebounded since the pandemic, it is no surprise that the home-building industry continues to grow and evolve.
As homeowner needs and preferences continue to change, we see several home-building and design trends that are becoming increasingly popular. From functional trends such as homes with dedicated workspaces and a preference for electric over gas to design trends such as accent walls and nickel tapware, we explore 8 of the top home-building design trends to watch out for in 2024.
1. Dedicated Workspaces or Offices
The hybrid way of working is here to stay. With that, the dedicated workspace or home office has become more common than ever. Features such as wall-to-wall glass windows, adjustable desks, soft, natural surrounding colours and indoor greenery are popular as they boost work productivity without sacrificing ambience and comfort.
2. Natural Wood
Natural wood’s warm and inviting look is always in style. Whether in the kitchen, the cabinetry, on the floor under your feet, or lining the doors and ceilings, natural wood provides homeowners with a serene connection to nature and an all-encompassing sense of comfort and charm.
3. Accent Walls
Also known as feature walls, accent walls dress up any room, act as a space separator and give homeowners a unique treatment for each space in their homes. Venetian plaster, cement effect paint, marble, stone, brick, wood, tile, or even coloured paint and wallpaper can cleverly break up the monotony of the painted walls around them and breathe fresh air into any room.
4. Multifunctional Kitchen Islands
More and more homeowners are looking for multifunctional features in their homes. A large kitchen island can serve as counter prep space, a dining room table, a breakfast table, a children’s desk, provide additional storage for the home and even double-up as a work space.
5. Walk-In Pantry
Walk-in pantries are another popular trend this year. These cleverly designed storage solutions create more space to store food, kitchen appliances, cookware and accessories while hiding away clutter.
6. Going Electric
Energy-efficient home features are making waves in the home building industry, serving to reduce energy bills, increase efficiency and ease maintenance. Electric stoves are becoming a mainstream choice with their flat, smooth surface that heats up faster and is considered safer and easier to keep clean. Boosting precise, eco-friendly and cost-effective heating, electric heaters or radiators are also becoming a highly popular choice over traditional gas heating.
7. Nature Indoors
“Biophilic design” or the practice of integrating nature indoors, is another rising trend in homebuilding. By incorporating plant-covered living walls, roofs, and indoor gardens with water features, homeowners can come home to a relaxing, tranquil, and sustainable living environment that inspires the soul.
8. Brushed Nickel Hardware
Brushed Nickel boasts a honeyed grey tone and offers a warmer outcome compared to stainless steel. It is a leading interior design trend in Australia due to its durability and versatility for all applications, be it modern, contemporary or traditional.
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