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A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it.

New home plans

10/10/2017



Times change and so do floorplans. Insightful.

The rise of condensed block sizes, advances in technology and the inevitable shift in the preferences of society, mean that floorplan designs have altered dramatically in the last few years.

Remember when theatre rooms were all the rage? Cringe.

 

Today, new home plans are all about packing as much luxury as possible into the tight budget parameters of such an expensive housing market.

So what’s hot right now?

 

SMALLER LAND MEANS SMARTER DESIGNS

 

At the moment, with land particularly scarce and lots becoming smaller and smaller, home designers have had to create new home plans that satisfy everything a modern buyer demands, into a much smaller space. With buyers not wanting to sacrifice the luxury of space, many are building up rather than out, the amount of double storey homes being built increasing substantially.

 

TWO FAMILIES, ONE ROOF

 

To reduce spend, we’ve noticed a trend of families inviting their ageing parents into the household, splitting the mortgage and in turn reducing financial stress. Usually, customers request for a master suite both downstairs and upstairs, providing enough space for the whole family.

 

THE ALFRESCO

 

You’d think that the alfresco would be a staple in the warmer states like Queensland and New South Wales yet Victorians continue to go mad for the alfresco. It’s a frequent request despite Melbourne’s notoriously temperamental weather, and we see it staying that way for a little longer.

 

TINY HOUSES

 

Okay, so Burbank don’t build these, but there is a wild new home plan taking Australia by storm right now that is TINY. Micro sized, the homes typically range between 7-37sqm (a standard home is about 231sqm), and contain everything you need (bed, bath and kitchen) into one extremely condensed space. Touted as the answer to Australia’s housing affordability crisis, the tiny houses are the cutest new home plans we have ever seen, yet are to be taken surprisingly seriously.

 

FORGET STUDIES, GET HOOKED ON THE NOOK

 

Bulky desktops are a thing of the past (unless you’re at grandma’s) and as such, entire rooms dedicated to their use are being phased out. Whilst there is of course still value in having an isolated space for work and study, study nooks are the ideal option for those that don’t have the space for an entire study room and are perfect for parents who prefer to discreetly monitor their kid’s internet behaviours in the communal space.

 

Trust us, it’s more trendy than we’ve described.

 

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

 

If you want to explore what Burbank currently have on offer, then head to the website and peruse our 100+ designs, or visit a display at any of our locations in Victoria , Queensland , New South Wales, Canberra and South Australia and chat to a new home consultant today!