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Top Home Features Trending In Australia Right Now

Following the year 2020, this ongoing year continues to bring about rapid changes and completely transform our lifestyles as we adapt to the effects of COVID-19. With an ongoing pandemic, there are multiple areas that have been affected including the way we work, the amount of time spent inside the house and what we prioritise. There is a shift in the interior design industry with more homeowners leaning towards a space that enhances the liveability and comfortability of the whole property. In this article, we have included a few design trends that are currently sought after by households around Australia.

The ‘Work From Home’ Office
Whether it is a study room or an office, dedicating a separate location where you can focus on what you have to get done will make all the difference with your productivity. Particularly when adhering to lockdown laws, homebuyers have an urgent need to have a workspace set up where they can have some peace and privacy to catch up with online meetings or business calls. It is an extra advantage for the office to not only serve a functional purpose but also have the flexibility to be utilised as a spare guest bedroom or lounge.

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Image: Simonds Homes

Inviting Kitchens
As the central point of the house, kitchens continue to be the main hub where everybody can share meals with family and get together to catch up with friends. A top home feature is welcoming a more minimalist design with neat countertops and organised pantries making room for the spacious island bench to take centre stage. The idea of open plan living and outdoor entertainment areas are also being embraced when it comes to hosting guests. In addition to removing barriers, everyone can move seamlessly around the home as well as enjoy some fresh air.

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Image: Fairhaven Homes

Luxe Bathrooms
One of the design trends that is in demand right now is having plush bathrooms that also balances your necessities. Since it’s the place where you can either be rushing to get ready or relaxing with a warm bath, you’ll want to have everything you need and make the room as comfortable as possible. A combined mirror and vanity storage unit ensures that all your products are quickly accessible with double vanity units assisting in maintaining a tidy bathroom. For more convenience, smart toilets and freestanding bathtubs are also popular inclusions to have.

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Image: Plantation Homes

Smart Living
Another top home feature is installing smart technology to automate your entire home. Just from your phone, you can maximise your control with ease and freely modify what you want whenever you desire. The modern tech allows you to switch the lights on and off, fix the blinds or adjust the heating and cooling to get the right temperature when it’s time to unwind. With busy schedules, you may decide to set up reminders and also make the most of the security measures for increased safety.

With plenty of new design trends to keep an eye out for, you’ll have to evaluate what works best for your home and is in line with achieving your goals. 

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Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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