With so much to think about when designing and building a new home, the features you put into your new home will be with you for a long time. It is for this reason to think long and hard about not only how you plan to use your home now, but how you think you may use it in years to come. Having the opportunity to get creative with things you’ve always dreamed about having in your new home allows for the emergence of a truly personal and unique home.
So, if you asked us, the team from Peninsula Homes, what 3 things they would really love in their brand new home, you might be surprised at their answers. Whilst we all wholeheartedly agree on energy-efficient homes, correct orientation of homes on the block and smart home technology, it’s the little things, those little tweaks, that really make the house a home.
Take a look at what we had to say.
Home Office (Paul – Director)
Pretty much every new home design now includes a home office. Undoubtedly the global pandemic meant that the work landscape has changed and, with more people now working from home, a functional and dedicated office space is a must in every home. Taking the time to think about how you want this space to feel is key and can make it a joy to work in.
What you do with this space can turn a simple room with a desk, computer and chair into something really special. Consider some of the following features:
– Custom joinery is a practical response to home office design. It provides the scope to design your room exactly how you like it, orientating desks to take in a view or to use dead space more efficiently. With so many beautiful finishes available, the sky is the limit when designing desk spaces and storage needs.
– Natural light is a must. It helps you focus and just makes you feel good. What could be bad about that?
– Multi-functional lighting is critical to a comfortable workspace.
– Adding a lounge and a TV can transform the humble study into a working oasis.
– Make sure there is ample ventilation. A stuffy room can make you sleepy. If window opening space is limited, consider using a ceiling fan or air conditioning.
– Add some indoor plants to liven up the room, improve air quality, increase productivity and boost your mood!