Modular Home Design Essentials: Living Zone

07/09/2019

Your living zone is one of the most important aspects of your new home, and can really impact your family's enjoyment of your new home. So, getting it right is a must! You may have a clear idea of the kind of living zone you prefer, or maybe you're not sure where to start? There are certain areas you should focus on first - from the layout to the lighting, considering each element will result in a space that meets all your needs. 

People expect a lot of their living space, so finding the ideal balance of comfort, style and functionality is key. It needs to be a place to relax at the end of the day, but equally able to host a social gathering. For a growing family it must accommodate large family meals, while for others, a cosy atmosphere is a priority.

With careful planning it is possible to tick all the right boxes! Read our top tips to help you create a living zone that is perfect for you and your family. 

OPEN PLAN LIVING IS KEY

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Open plan living designs are becoming increasingly popular for a good reason. Combining the living, kitchen and dining offers the illusion of more space as there are less confined areas. Creating one large multi-functional space, allows more natural light and ventilation giving the design a bright and breezy feel. 

It creates a flexible shared space, and even in our busy modern lives, it allows separate activities in one multi-functional area, bringing the family together.

LET THE LIGHT IN - AND HEIGHT!

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The orientation of your home and living areas is important. When a house has its living spaces facing north, windows and doors can let in appropriate levels of natural light, especially during winter (with the bonus of reducing your electricity bill!). Careful placement and sizing of windows can make the most of natural light as well as surrounding views.

The ceiling height also has a huge impact on the size and feel of your space. A living zone with 9ft ceilings instantly feels large and luxurious. Raked ceilings to living areas are also a smart upgrade, creating that spacious feel - you will be amazed at the difference it makes!

BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

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Designing your home with an indoor - outdoor flow, creates a relaxed vibe in your home. Large sliding doors opening out to the deck or alfresco, allows ease of access while also capturing light and views. Bi-fold doors can make a real statement, merging the indoor and outdoor zones with a stunning effect!

Having easy access to your outdoor living spaces allows your living zone to adjust to different needs. When it comes to to entertaining guests or enjoying a barbecue there will be plenty of space. Or even just enjoying your breakfast in the morning, or afternoon cuppa in the fresh air!

ADAPT TO SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

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Whether you are a couple building your first home, a family who needs plenty of space, or retirees looking to downsize, a livable and well-planned living zone will be able to respond tho the changing needs of your household without expensive alterations.

Think about how you spend your downtime now and include features that will complement or enhance it. For a large family, a well-design kitchen complete with island bench allows flow, and close proximity to the dining area can make meals easier. If your ideal evening at home is spent on a couch and watching TV, a comfy space for viewing is a must.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN!

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It can be hard to visualize the perfect living zone when designing your new home, but if you get the fundamentals right, you can't go wrong.

Focus on letting in light, and including smart features that will enhance your lifestyle. Make it large enough to give a sense of space and allow for flexibility in furniture, so you can live the way you want. Your living zone will then be a place where you can relax, and have plenty of good times with family and friends for years to come. 

Do you have a question, or would you like to share a tip of your own? We'd love to hear from you - comment below or get in touch with our team on 1300 138 653.

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