April 3, 2019
Check out the latest in design at HomeWorld Warnervale officially opening this month
1. Granny flat
Granny flats are perfect for ageing parents, growing kids or even visiting guests. They’re self-contained, providing a private space while also having the flexibility of access to the main house. Aside from the giving you and your family flexibility with your living arrangements, they can also offer a source of rental income and add value to your home. If you’re after some inspiration, take a look at the Allworth Festiva Cape’s stylish granny flat.
2. Second living space
As families grow, it’s a great idea to have a dedicated area in the home that can grow too! For example, a second living space can start as a play room dedicated to the kids and later transform into a teenage-friendly living area for when friends are over. It’s also a great way to minimise mess throughout the home. For a clever example of a versatile living space, take a peek inside Thrive Homes’ Sienna 22, Fowler Homes’ Harmony 27 or the Eden Brae Homes’ Newington 22.
3. Indoor/outdoor entertaining
With families spending more time entertaining and cooking, you’ll find a regular fixture in new homes is the easy flow between indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. The addition of bifold doors will open up a space, while outdoor kitchens are easy to clean after cooking with guests and family. For outdoor kitchen inspiration, take a look at Beechwood Homes’ Prosecco 34.1 with Grand Terrazza and check out the bifold doors on display at McDonald Jones Homes’ Coolum One home.
4. Butler’s pantry
If entertaining is on the agenda in your new home, be sure to check out the latest kitchen designs in the village which are making the most of the butler’s pantry. Not only will this area save you bench space with additional storage for all your appliances or long-life food, it will also provide an additional space to prepare food ahead of big family functions. You can check out some great butlers pantries at Rawson Homes’ Shorehaven 35 and Elderton Homes’ Endrick 35 homes.
5. Powder room off the living room
Waste not, want not when it comes to building, and HomeWorld builders are experts in making the most of under-utilised spaces around the living room that can add value to your home. A smart idea is adding a powder room near the living room to act as a convenient guest bathroom when you’re entertaining. Drop into the Montgomery Homes’ Southport or the Masterton Homes’ Overture Flair homes for some powder room inspiration.
6. The multipurpose room
Whether you have kids in school or you work from home often, having a room in the home that can serve multiple needs is a great addition. Coral Homes’ latest design on display at Warnervale is a perfect example, with a media room that is flexible and can be styled to also work as a study, a games room or even a zen space for family members to relax. Check out the media room in their Grange 25 home with the Pavillion along with Mojo Homes’ Nautica 36 and let your imagination run wild.
7. Double garages
Census data shows that the average Aussie family has 1.8 cars so most homes are designed with double garages in mind. Which is great, because regardless of how many cars you have , more garage space means more storage space. Check out the homes on display at Warnervale including the Oracle Platinum Homes’ Avoca 26, for some inspiration on how to best utilise your new garage.
8. Open plan master bedrooms
An emerging trend with ensuites is the removal of a door between the bathroom and your bedroom. This turns your bedroom into a completely new living space by creating a flow from the sleeping space to your bathroom and walk in wardrobe. For drool-worthy ensuite ideas, take a look at the the Portland 27 home from Rawson Homes.
9. Home theatre
Home theatres are becoming increasingly popular and adding one to your new home gives your family a fun option for entertaining friends and family. View some of the home theatres on display at Warnervale, like the Lily Homes’ Eternity 31, or Miami MKIII Downslope by Tullipan Homes for inspiration about how you can bring Hollywood home.
10. Guest wings
If you’re considering moving your parents into your new home or hosting family from out of town, a separate wing of your home is something to think about. Whether it’s upstairs or downstairs, a separate area gives everyone, including guests, some space and privacy. Check out the Burgundy 34 Riviera from Hudson Homes for ideas on how to create your perfect co-living space.
For more information about what’s on display at HomeWorld Warnervale, visit the village and chat to some of the builders about getting started on your new home.
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