You have been to the Kurrajong Steel Homes news section of our website and learnt about “THE RISE OF THE KITCHEN” so what about the rest of my house.
When we talk to our clients about the type of home that they want we have to ask a lot of questions about the people that are going to live in the home, the way the occupants function as a group, the type of activities that everyone is involved in and thinking about the future and how the needs of the occupants will change over time.
Here are some examples of things that you should think about when designing your dream home.
The cost to build a new home these day is a very important part of the overall decision on what to build and the bigger the house the more expensive it will be, so let’s look at some ideas that will help control the size of the home by having rooms that can share some function. Media rooms that became popular some years ago that were usually out of the way and would only function as a theatre room. (I saw less movies when I had a media room because I was always falling asleep in the comfortable chairs I decided I needed). We have designed a number of homes now where the media room was designed near the main living area and opening out onto the main outdoor area, this allowed you to close the room off to watch a movie or get some quiet time. You could also open the doors to your outdoor area and see the screen from outside or just use the room to extend your living area when 30 people turn up to share your home.
At the end of the night you find yourself stuck with your favourite relative or mate who would prefer not to drive home so why not just move the lounge and pull down the wall mounted bed in the media room and accommodate them for the night. In the morning just make the bed and put it back in the wall and your room is back to normal.
The other thing we like to do in a 2 storey home is make sure that the lower level of the home can cater for an elderly relative to stay, maybe in the media room and have access to a wheelchair friendly bathroom or it may be required when a member of your own family got their ambitions and capabilities mixed up and find themselves in plaster and unable to climb the stairs.
Another important thing to consider when designing your home is what will my requirements be in 10 years time. You are currently designing the home with young children and as they get into the teen years it would be great if the home could provide some separation between adults and teens to allow for 2 totally different ideas on what constitutes fun to be happening at the same time.
We also like to consider when we design your home the area outside of your house walls and up to the boundary fence. This is all part of the available space for you to use in our fantastic SE Queensland climate. Clever use of glass in your home will also help capture the outdoors and create that feeling of space.
To find out more about how we can help you create your dream custom designed steel framed home contact our professional team at Kurrajong Steel Homes for your obligation free site visit and consultation.