Design tips & trends
Create your dream house designed just for you and your family
More and more people are interested in cooking, wellness and sport thanks to a huge array of cooking shows, wellbeing sites, reading material and social media content. So it’s about time homes started to reflect our expanding interests. With changing spaces, added versatile room elements and creative suitable spaces to meet everyone’s needs, you can now set up a life that you’ve always dreamed of.
Rawson Homes have designs to suit varying family types— no matter the size. Each design incorporates much needed features such as a walk in robe, alcoves,
study spaces and each can be tweaked to suit your needs, so every family members’ interests and passions are catered for.
Not only that, we are also future focused when it comes to designing your house with generous open plan rooms, gourmet kitchens, plenty of clever hideaways and media rooms that easily convert to teenage retreats.
‘Complete home theatres are possible, along with wireless networking, separate speaker systems. It’s all possible: we’ll work with you to decide what you might need in a few years’ time and put the foundation in place for that to happen,’ said Jeff Dennis, sales manager, Rawson Homes.
Rawson Home designs accommodate not only changing family needs – a rumpus room becomes a media room becomes a teenage retreat – but also evolving technology.
‘We can set up smart wiring in your garage for when the NBN arrives. You can have multiple TV points, data points, video points and mini networks,’ Dennis said.
These days, adolescents place a lot of importance on hobbies and interests in their lives and need a home that is conducive to these parts of their life. According to Australian Institute of Family Studies, ‘both girls and boys were [interested in] keeping fit, getting more education and having lots of friends.’
An ideal family home to cater to these interests has ample room in the backyard for practicing sports and physical activities, whilst making the most of your block space, without compromising the size and functionality of your home.
To avoid that uncomfortable feeling of living on top of one another, it’s essential to have various secluded spots, separate lounge areas (one for the kids and one for the parents) and plenty of multipurpose areas to cater for all family members. This also helps facilitate social times when your kids’ friends come over without disturbing you, as parents.
Kitchen layouts are an important area of focus for the family home, particularly with a budding master chef under the roof. Some important aspects include world class appliances (such as the Baumatic 900mm stainless steel upright multifunction oven) and high quality stone benchtops so all your meals and baked goods come out amazing. You’ll also need ample storage space to keep the kitchen clean and tidy whilst accommodating for everyone’s meal and dietary preferences.
Long island benches in the kitchen are conducive to plenty of interaction and provide extra space in keeping people out the way, while your family master chef is at work!
Incorporating a butler’s pantry into your home design means there is much more space for cooking and preparing delicious home cooked meals and baked treats. It’s like having a small kitchen within a kitchen and is the ultimate feature in the modern Australian home. It has the added bonus of hiding mess from guests when they visit. As well as being all the rage, a butler’s pantry offers an additional workstation whilst keeping storage discreet.
For the amateur artist or designer, having a retreat space or study or even an open sunroom or alfresco patio area that has a lot of inspiring natural light is essential. Or the budding film reviewer or videographer most certainly needs a designated theatre room for viewing films alone or with friends. Do you have a musician in the home? Then you’ll agree it’s imperative to have private room away from the bedrooms, particularly if they love to practise a lot!
When it comes to planning a home that suits your family’s needs, our vast range of home designs, floor plans and facades will suit your family members’ needs, lifestyle and your site.