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Building a custom home is the ideal way to create a dream space for you and your family that fits all of your needs and doesn’t cut any corners. Choosing to design and build a custom home is ideal for those who want a unique property that reflects the personality of the owner or family, and that is fit out in a way that suits their needs perfectly. 

When building a custom home, there are no rules or concepts to stick to - the design can be as simple or intricate as you like. But, for those who like to keep across the trends when it comes to home design, here are a few hot tips:

Modern, Open Concepts

Luxury home designers in Australia are focusing on modern, open spaces with a spotlight on cleaner lines throughout contemporary homes. Designers are ensuring that new homes flow effectively where rooms are defined and easy to access, with large open kitchen and living areas and sprawling outdoor areas where possible. Open concepts in custom built homes lead to less hallways and small, cramped rooms. Kitchen, dining and lounge rooms are often left open and directly connected, and builders are encouraged to work open plan designs. Open plan homes focus on the use of space and ensuring that no room or square block is wasted. 

Choosing the Perfect Kitchen

For many homeowners and families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where, no matter how conflicting schedules are or what stage of life the kids are in, everybody eventually meets for a meal - or passes each other on the way to the fridge. The kitchen is generally a focal point for first-time builders, and it’s vital that you do your research when collaborating with a designer on this aspect of your new home. Many newer custom homes feature stone and marble countertops, and some designers are choosing glass appliances over popular stainless steel finishes. White kitchens, light wood fittings and stark matte black cabinets are all on the top trends list. 

Pick Hardwearing Products

This tip particularly applies for those with families - though you may be inclined to choose the most aesthetically pleasing products and fittings right off the bat, it’s important to consider how long you want them to last for. This applies to everything from the appliances you choose for your kitchen, to the flooring you decide on for your bedrooms. Hardwood flooring and darker carpets are often chosen by families with younger kids, and stone or stainless steel surfaces are often a winner in the kitchen. Talk to your designer or builder about hard wearing products and fittings that will not only survive a family, but are also long-lasting and environmentally friendly. 

Talk to the experts

At Artique Homes, we are experts in custom home design and building in Perth. We specialise in luxury homes and have a large portfolio of past work on hand to show off - not to mention our display homes, designed to help you discover what you are looking for in a custom build. Our team is experienced and skilled, with over 28 years in the home building business. We can collaborate with you to design your dream home, and are here to listen every step of the way. It costs no more to build a Custom Home with Artique, than another Builders standard home. Get in touch today to get the ball rolling - and in the meantime, subscribe to our blog for more tips on custom homes!