Building on narrow blocks allows you to use your creativity to make use of every inch of space and often is the perfect opportunity to try new and innovative space saving designs.
We promise you wont feel closed in or without space when you work with us to design your home, even on a narrow block.
1. Choose Open Plan
When building on a narrow block, we always want our homes to still feel spacious. One of the best ways to achieve this is by ensuring that main living and dining areas flow seamlessly into one another. Want to take this even further? Consider connecting your outdoor alfresco area to your living room with glass sliding or colapsing doors.
2. Raise the roof!
We mean this in two ways! Firstly, a two story home is the perfect way to increase your house size within a narrow block. Often lower floors are able to be open living areas with bedrooms located upstairs to maximise space. Secondly, high ceilings are an excellent way to make a space feel open, spacious and luxurious. You could even combine both these tips and create open void spaces above a kitchen or living area to make your home feel truly grand.
3. Pick your colours wisely
Your choice of colour palette can greatly change the feel of your home. When designing for a narrow block, consider using light colours and natural textures. This will allow light to more effectively bounce around your space and make it feel larger.
For design inspiration, take a look at some of our completed builds.
Are you looking to undertake a custom build this year? With a new year comes new inspiration and 2023 will see architectural and interior design choices take a turn to bold, statement making moments. From organic textures to polarising colours, 2023 will see a continued rise in Biophilic designs, open concept floorplans, luxurious bathrooms, statement ceilings and more. With heavily patterned, bold and traditional styles mixing, interior design in 2023 will see a lot of moody tones, natural materials and intricate wainscoting and moulding. Read more about the Custom Home Design Trends to Look Out For in 2023 to see how you create a home that’s truly unique to you and your style.
Acreage properties offer a unique opportunity to embrace a slower, more mindful way of life. With more space to spread out and enjoy the outdoors, there are endless possibilities for slow living on an acreage. A custom acreage home design can help you embrace the slow-living lifestyle:
If you are looking for a way to slow down and simplify your life, an acreage property may be a good option for you. With more space, less noise, and more opportunities to connect with nature, acreage properties can help you to create a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
If you’re thinking about building a custom home in Brisbane, Brisbane Eastern Suburbs, Brisbane Southern Suburbs, the Redlands, Thornlands, Victoria Point, Wellington Point, Birkdale, Cornubia, Logan City area and Cleveland, please get in touch with us.