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16 March 2016

4 Common Elements of a Contemporary Home

Contemporary design evolves with the times, but some characteristics consistently appear in today’s projects. Here are some elements to consider incorporating into a contemporary home.

The Superdraft team has extensive experience in designing contemporary homes. It is the preferred style of many homeowners for good reason. A contemporary home can be designed to go well with a variety of lifestyles, and it can look sophisticated while staying cost-effective.

Contemporary design evolves with the times, but some characteristics consistently appear in today’s projects. Here are some elements to consider incorporating into a contemporary home.

Open-plan Layout

Most contemporary homes feature the efficient use of space through an open-plan layout. Because there are fewer walls to construct, an open-plan layout is a cost-effective way to get all of your occupants in one place. By giving a large space multiple functions, you get to use your space more flexible. The added flexibility can give you more room for different activities, whether you are entertaining, working, or enjoying the quiet family time.

Natural Materials

Some good examples of contemporary design employ the use of natural materials, including timber, leather, stone, and different textiles. Not only are many natural materials suitable for home construction, but also they often provide a good contrast to other materials such as steel and concrete. The combination of these materials can make the design elements of the home both structurally stronger and visually striking.

Natural Light

Many homeowners regard natural light in the foremost of their priorities when looking for a good home. It is important for a contemporary home to be designed and oriented to let in just the right amount of light to brighten the spaces. A design that allows more sunlight it can also help regulate the use of appliances to light and warm the home. A more energy-efficient home can be more cost-effective in the long run.

You can go for floor plans that let in natural light through well-placed windows, skylights, or solar tubes. Consider using translucent glass for private spaces.

Streamlined Exteriors

As far as homes go, the contemporary aesthetic currently revolves around clean design that does not feel too clinical. Contemporary homes today are often designed with clean and simple lines, but with few but deliberate details, including high-quality finishes, distinct window and wall cladding, cantilevers, and flat rooflines.

Get in touch with us for any questions about building contemporary homes. Our draftsmen would be glad to help. Work with Gold Coast home designers.

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