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7 Must haves worth considering in your next home

The most exciting part of building a new home? Perusing, and choosing some life-enhancing frills.

Here are some extras, large and small, that Rawson offers.

1. Solar Panelling

If you’re looking to reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint, the time may be right to go solar. Rawson offers the option.

2. Cool and Heating Systems

If you’re just embarking on building a new house, consider installing a heating and cooling system to keep you cool during hot months and warm during cold months with a zone controller and sensors that monitor light and temperature. Architects who have supervised lots of new builds for other people, always include one in their own homes.  Rawson Homes luxury inclusions include high-end Daikin ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning with two zones and return air as standard with all its houses.

3. Dimmers on Light Switches

Adding dimmers to all light switches can make a huge difference to any interior. Soft lighting is magic.

4. A Fireplace or Wood Stove

A fireplace can have enormous impact as an architectural detail; it can be the central point of the living room and a civilised gathering place. If you’ve got access to firewood, a wood stove is a significant and efficient heat source. If you have a simple interior, it will also add a focal point, and really grab people’s attention and interest.

5. Self-closing cabinet drawers

Kitchens and bathrooms look their tidiest when drawers are closed. If you live with a messy crew, opt for cabinets that close themselves such as Rawson’s luxe inclusion of Hafele soft-close drawers which are standard in all its houses. Self-closing toilets are another great optional extra you can choose.

6. A Reconstituted Stone Benchtop

A quartz-based stone, such as Caesarstone, is recommended by leading architects and designers for its colour accuracy, durability and the fact that it needs little maintenance for kitchen benchtops as well as splashbacks. The acid-and-chemical free quartz stone is tougher than the stone on which it is based – and comes in a great range of colours that suit our Australian light. Rawson offers 20mm thick Caesarstone benchtops in a large range of colours you can tailor to suit your taste and kitchen.

7. Exotic-Look Woodgrains

Thanks to advances in technology, exotic wood-grain cabinetry that replicates the feel and looks of timber are adding depth to the best interiors everywhere. It won’t scratch or dent, warp or rot in the way the real thing does and is virtually maintenance-free. Rawson offers the dark, handsome Polytec cabinetry in the woodmatt finish, a practical option for kitchens and bathrooms that is easy to clean. 

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