Once you make the decision to build your own home, have found the perfect block of land, and a builder who can make your dream home a reality… What’s next?

It’s time to think about a home design that will suit your family and lifestyle, and it is a good idea to do your research before getting started. Apart from working out the standard details, such as how many bedrooms you require, it is the ideal time to put your own personal touches on your brand new home. There are so many ways you can give your home that extra wow factor, and add a touch of luxury to your home design.

 

Ceiling features

It may seem like there isn’t much to think about when it comes to the ceiling in your home, but there are actually more choices than you think.

Raked ceilings – Usually found in the open plan living area, a raked ceiling is an inclined ceiling that provides extra height to a room. It makes the area feel more spacious, allows light to flow more easily and increases the resale value of your home.

Bulkhead – A feature bulkhead is a section of ceiling that drops down lower than the rest of the ceiling. A bulkhead is often used to create a feature over a kitchen island bench, and can be accentuated with feature lighting.

Recessed ceilings – A recessed ceiling is created when the centre of the ceiling is higher than the surrounding areas. It is a great focal point, and gives the room extra height, and is often seen in rooms such as home theatres. Lighting can also be used to really highlight this standout feature.

Raised height – Raising the height of the ceiling in your home is a great way to give your whole home design a more roomy, light and bright feel. Typical roof heights start from around 28c – or 28 bricks heigh – so opting for a higher ceiling such as 30c or 31c helps to give your home a more spacious feel.

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Raked ceiling found in the Outlook home design

 

Kitchen features

The kitchen is one of the easiest spaces in your home design to add some extra touches of luxury. Consider adding a statement sink mixer, choosing thicker Essastone benchtops and adding waterfall ends to benches, upgrading your choice of available Essastone finishes, or including a full height glass splashback. There are multiple options that will add a bit of elegance to your kitchen.

 

Master suite sanctuary

Why not upgrade your ensuite to give it the ultimate hotel style feeling? A freestanding or island bath will definitely achieve that sense of luxury, as well as a double sized shower, or a rain shower head. To really up the luxe factor, adding pendant lighting to either side of the bed will give the effect you are after.

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The master retreat found in the Opulence home design

Outdoor kitchen

Nothing says luxury more than an outdoor kitchen. Adding a stone benchtop, taps, fridge, etc can make entertaining so much easier, and ensure a very elegant outdoor cooking space beyond just a standard barbeque.

Home theatre

Theatres are becoming a very common feature in new homes these days, and there are ways to make sure your home theatre has that extra luxurious feel. Add a bar area, TV recess or a built-in floating cabinet to really make your home theatre standout.

There are so many ways to give your new home design an added touch of luxury and your own unique spin. Talk to one of Content Living’s expert Building Consultants today about how to turn your vision into a luxury home.