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We know it can be a daunting task figuring out your new home’s blueprint – creating drawings that define all the construction specifications of a residential house such as dimensions, materials, layouts, installation methods and techniques – but we’re not just any common new home builder. We have been building quality new homes since 1976 and we’ve helped over 30,000 Melbourne residents achieve their dreams. Read more about us.

So, to make your life easier, here’s a list of the top home design trends and exciting floor plans for 2017. This list is bound to give you some top inspiration!

  1. Grand Entranceways

This year, there is a trend to create grand entryways – and you don’t have to blow your budget and go bigger to make a great first impression either. The entry is usually a compact space (150 square feet or more) where you can play around and have fun with design without spending too much money. Try adding a fun style of wallpaper, a statement mirror or a narrow table with a tray for shoes underneath to make a simple, yet modern focal point.

  1. Outdoor-Indoor Showers

An outdoor shower is highly desirable but isn’t necessarily practical year-round in Melbourne. To get around the weather dilemma, designers and homeowners are looking to intimate courtyards and strategic site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

  1. Contemporary Laundry Rooms

In recent years, kitchens and bathrooms have been getting the remodelling dollars, but many homeowners are finding value in making every space look great and in particular, laundry rooms are getting more attention. Design tricks to bring in more light, smarter storage and better functionality resonate with homeowners who realise that since they spend a lot of time doing laundry, why not do it in a space that makes them feel good?

  1. Adding Greenery

Green is Pantone’s verdant colour of the year for 2017. From lime green to emerald, it works throughout the home – whether it’s as an indoor plant, wall colour or a room-filling rug. Plus, by adding plants inside your home, you’re helping clean the air and provide more oxygen. We recommend hanging wall plants, vines and plants in large floor pots, such as bamboo.

  1. Marble Floors and Surfaces

Marble is becoming a huge trend in 2017 – from kitchen surfaces to table tops, tiled flooring, carpets and fabrics. Marble looks great especially when paired with wood, metal and the combination of brass and marble. 

For quality custom-designed house plans, consider Rawdon Hill as your go-to new home builder in Melbourne. Get in touch with us today.