Top 20 new home features

Building a new home is the perfect time to get the features you want!

Master bedroom in luxury home


Have you covered everything?

We’ve got a list of 20 top features to get you started for a comfortable home:

  1. High insulation, low energy

    • Above-code wall and ceiling insulation
    • Energy efficient windows
    • LED lighting
    • Costs less to run


  2. Home office or study area

    • Work from home
    • Wired for high speed internet


  3. Veranda or covered outdoor area

    • All weather use
    • Space for hammocks
    • Ceiling fan
    • Exterior power outlets
    • Outdoor dining


  4. Ensuite bathroom

    • Over-size tiled shower 1.2 x 1 m  minimum
    • Spa bath


  5. Media room

    • Games
    • Movies


  6. Low maintenance building materials for easy living

    • Long lasting
    • Easy to clean
    • Durable


  7. Noise reduction insulation

    • Between bedrooms and living rooms
    • Around bathrooms and toilets


  8. Internal access garage with plenty of storage space

    • Built-in storage
    • Space for workbench and tools
    • Space for bikes, lawn mower & outdoor equipment


  9. Paved patio area

    • Out-door living area
    • Landscaping feature


  10. Covered out-door kitchen

    • All weather use
    • Permanent BBQ kitchen with sink and bench top
    • Under-bench beer fridge
    • Pizza oven


  11. High ceilings

    • High or raking ceiling to the living & dining areas
    • Increased sense of space and volume


  12. Huge windows or sliding doors

    • Huge wide windows for maximising views
    • Big sliding doors for indoor – outdoor flow
    • Double glazed


  13. Heat recovery ventilation

    • Ducted heat recovery ventilation to reduce heat loss
    • Keep flies and insects out
    • Climate control


  14. Heat pump hot water system

    • Energy efficient hot water


  15. Universal design

    • Wide hallways
    • Wide doors 810 minimum
    • Wheelchair accessible kitchen & bathroom
    • Step-less entry


  16. Home security

    • Integrated alarm system
    • Wired for CCTV
    • Privacy


  17. Floor insulation

    • Slab-edge insulation to reduce heat loss
    • Under-floor insulation for comfort


  18. Storage

    • Plenty of storage cupboards
    • Box storage


  19. Space for desks in all bedrooms

    • Homework & study
    • Computers


  20. Quality over  quantity

      • Reduce wasted floor space

    • Multi-purpose areas which serve a variety of functions
    • Reduced build cost or have better features like high insulation and low energy for long term savings


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