When you are building a new home you not only want it to be beautiful, you want it to be functional, sustainable where possible and incorporate house design elements that make your home unique and stand out in all the best ways possible. The design elements that are used in your home should be ones that offer a lifelong appeal that remain interesting and exciting. Once you have come to a decision on areas such as which position on the land will benefit your home the best you can then look at the house design elements in your home.
There are certain things that make up a well designed home that you should consider during the design stage. For instance, a home that is adaptable and durable is one that works well with the climate in the area and can last many lifetimes. Position is very important for a home as depending on where the sun rises and sets, a home can be affected or unaffected if designed well, by excessive heat. On the flipside, it can also draw heat when needed from good solar orientation. Placing rooms such as living areas where the most sun will be is a good use of the natural light that should also reduce the cost of energy bills.
Other design features can take advantage of natural ventilation and breezes. Existing wind patterns and the use of outbuildings, plants and trees can be used to maximise the effect of the position of openings to capture cooling breezes in summer. These features can also be used to keep out hot and cold winds and help in ventilation, drawing hot air out through skylights and shuttered vents.
As award winning luxury home builders throughout south-east Queensland, we utilise house design elements that take full advantage of the unique Queensland climate and in turn offer maximum benefit to the home buyer. The careful selection of building materials can help minimise heating cost in winter and cooling costs in summer.
By selecting materials that have good insulation qualities or clever design elements such as incorporating water tanks into walls or floors, one can not only be environmentally conscious but also save money on energy costs. Glass is also a poor insulator so the design around the windows in your home can help stop heat gain and loss. To help make your windows more efficient the use of overhanging eaves, shutter and awnings, verandas and the placement of trees around the house can also help absorb the heat.
The careful consideration to house design elements when building a house can add to the functionality and sustainability whilst still remaining aesthetically pleasing and long lasting.