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Want to know the Top 5 most popular new home upgrades?

Posted 28 June 2019

There are so many choices to make when building your home.

Amongst one of the most exciting parts of your building journey is selecting the upgrades or additions you might want to add to your house design.

These elements don’t have to cost the earth, and can be simple additions to suit your way of living, your personal style or to future proof your home for the years ahead.

The Style Studio by Summit has compiled a list of the most popular upgrades requested by clients to give you some inspiration and ideas for your new home:

1. Creating a point of difference

Many clients love to add something to their home that make it “theirs” - something which sets their new build apart from other new homes.

This can range from changing the roof to a skillion (a steeper roof with more of a pitch) or can be creating an industrial or coastal look throughout the home. It can be anything that adds a more personalised look to your abode.

2. Raised ceilings

Many clients love to add a raised ceiling to create a feel of more space. This can be in the form of a raised, raked or skillion ceiling or even a roof recess.

The addition is becoming increasingly prevalent in living areas, the kitchen and within an entry to a home.

3. Kitchen storage

Making a kitchen space bigger to accommodate more storage has become a top priority for many clients.

Adding versatility through a scullery or a large walk-in pantry are top requests.

4. Storage, storage, storage

Adding walk-in linen systems, storage within a garage, roof storage systems and storage rooms off the garage are in high demand.

Many clients are thinking ahead and looking at ways to future poof their home to maximise storage space for a growing family.

5. Outdoor living

With block sizes getting smaller, creating a user friendly and low maintenance alfresco area is high on the wish list of many clients. Many want elegant landscaping, barbecue areas and a courtyard. Adding feature brickwork and bi-fold doors to the space are also popular additions.


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