As the winter blues melt away, the season for sun, sand and surf is fast approaching with the promise of long, warm nights around barbeques and pools. For many Sydney-siders, a custom design home can make a world of difference for families entertaining friends and loved ones, and can turn the home into a much needed summer sanctuary.
Not only will a renovation turn your home into the perfect entertainment space for Christmas and beyond, but the mild weather means that there are fewer delays during construction – so this means less waiting and more time to enjoy your new home. We scoured our favourite summer home ideas to bring you our list of options that homeowners are exploring this season to turn their house into more than just a home.
‘Go on, live a little!’ – open up your home
Open plan living lends itself to homes where connection, multi-usage spaces and visibility is paramount.
A kitchen/diner that sweeps into a living room or expansive deck can turn a hot, pokey space into an entertainer’s dream. With the kitchen often becoming the heart of the home, an open plan can enable hosts to cook and prepare while entertaining and watching family and guests mingling in a sprawling outdoor entertainment area.
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An outdoor area that is as inviting as it is practical can stimulate your health and wellbeing regime more than any gym membership ever could.
A crystal blue pool hemmed by a sweeping sun-drenched deck can become your morning haven and evening sanctuary. Combined with gourmet outdoor kitchenettes and stunning landscaping, your outdoor area can be as versatile as you need it to be.
Whether it’s a spot of waterside yoga or a total body workout before a cooling dip in the pool, you can turn your outdoors into a personalised health retreat.
Enlarge your liveability
If you’re looking to welcome a new addition, or your brood needs a little more space to stretch their wings, a summer renovation can give you and your family some much needed space before the challenges of the New Year begin.
Extending and converting your home to add in new activity spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms not only adds to your liveability, but can also rapidly increase the value of your home.
Brighten your outlook
Shady, pokey and dreary areas of the home can unleash new life with a thoughtful renovation.
Extending rooms, adding new windows, knocking down walls or even making some simple changes to the home configuration can see an average three-bedroom home turned into a palatial space with a panoramic parent’s retreat, peaceful self-contained guest quarters, luxurious butler’s pantries, home theatres and more.
With summer fast approaching, now’s the time to start looking at your renovation plans before the New Year. Whether it’s a dream home cook’s kitchen, entertainment zone or you’re something a little more adventurous, if you would like more information on a custom house plan or home renovation, please contact our Sydney office on 02 9988 4522.