Building a bespoke new home is a once-in-a-lifetime investment for many people, so it’s important that you get it right. How can you ensure your new home is versatile enough to support your lifestyle as it evolves? By future proofing it.
Future proofing is all about designing and building a home that will stand the test of time, whilst ensuring the space remains functional, comfortable and supportive of your routine for many years to come.
A future proofed home incorporates timeless design elements, while drawing on modern technology to make functionality a breeze. By future proofing your bespoke new home, you’ll achieve a home that you can live in for a lifetime.
Read on, as we explore some of the best ways to future proof your new home.
One of the most important factors when building a brand-new home is sustainability. At Cobalt Constructions, we’re proud members of the Australian Passive House Association, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to lead change and promote Passive House buildings in Australia.
A Passive House is a voluntary home standard that is designed to meet specific design principles and performance criteria. Originating in Europe, this standard delivers healthy indoor environments and comfortable temperatures, resulting in up to 90% less heating and cooling energy compared to regular homes. Not only will you create a healthier living environment with a Passive House, you’ll also save on energy bills.
Passive House isn’t the only solution to creating a more environmentally-conscious home. You can also incorporate eco-friendly inclusions such as solar panels, water tanks and energy-saving appliances in your new home.
A versatile design
When coming up with the design for your new house, it’s essential to not only focus on your present needs but what your needs might be in the future. By creating a versatile floor plan, you’ll be able to create a stunning home that can easily change as your situation evolves.
For instance, if you have small children, you could consider building large bedrooms that can accommodate their needs as they get older and become teenagers. It is also worth considering a parent’s retreat or a rumpus room to create more space and independence for your children, while you have a place to relax and unwind.
Similarly, if you want to make sure your house remains accessible when you get older, you might want to consider a single-storey floorplan with wider doorways and no staircases. Step free and hobless showers are not only a modern design choice but also provide a more accessible bathroom option.
Smart technology allows you to automate everyday tasks and enhance your lifestyle. From answering the doorbell from anywhere in the house, to automating blinds and controlling lights and temperature, smart technology can bring convenience, control and cost-savings into your everyday life.
Smart technology is becoming more popular and is likely to become a staple in modern homes over the next few years. Building a home that includes this technology now will increase the value of your property should you decide to sell down the track.
If you’re ready to build a future proofed home with a trusted team who value personalised customer service and high-quality craftsmanship, get in touch with Cobalt Constructions today.