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Top 10 Trends in Building

The recent pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live in our homes. Now more than ever, homeowners are interested in the latest building trends to plan their dream home build, renovation, or makeover. Wonder what the top 10 trends are?

1, Curves

In line with the trend towards incorporating more organic shapes in homes, curves and arches are making a comeback. This includes curved staircases, walls, glass and windows, arches as well as curved furnishings.

2, Tile-less bathroom walls

Traditionally, tiles are used in wet areas of a bathroom, however, a trend is emerging where bathrooms are designed using stylish alternative materials such as glass, timber panelling, epoxy flooring or polished concrete.

3, Mediterranean inspiration

The Mediterranean-style home came about in the 1920s resembling the aesthetic of villas on the seaside. This trend is inspiring many new homes to embrace the laid-back, beach lifestyle atmosphere with stone exteriors, archways, open roof terraces and draping vines.

4, Entertaining area

With more time spent at home, a well-designed entertaining area is a must in any home. Outdoor kitchens and enclosable areas that can open up to large decks with views or a swimming pool is a popular design trend.

5, Indoor/ Outdoor spaces

In addition to entertainment areas, homes are also being designed to incorporate more indoor/ outdoor spaces for a natural flow and openness, creating a brighter atmosphere while maximising the interior space of a home.

6, Timber battening 

Contemporary timber battening adds a touch of sophistication while providing a natural, organic look. This is often used for garage doors, feature walls, balustrades, and screening.

7, Elevated Garden beds

This landscaping trend not only elevates your outdoor space and allows you to be creative with their placement, raised garden beds also provide better drainage, pest protection and easier access.

8, Travertine and natural stones

As with timber battens and organic shapes, neutral and earthy colours such as those found on travertine and natural stones are also making a revival adding a timeless look to new homes.

9, Venetian plaster

Natural finish walls with Venetian plaster adds an interesting twist to various areas of a home. There are many design possibilities to suit your theme and style, from textured to coloured walls, to adding a statement in a room with feature walls.

10, Feature stonework

Complementing Venetian plaster walls, the use of natural stone can also add features and statements to a home, both inside and out. Stone cladding can create a stunning appeal in bathrooms, living areas, as well as the outdoors.

Winner of multiple design and build awards, Rome is a boutique builder specialising in contemporary home builds. Renowned for our unique and striking designs, our projects are a meticulous blend of traditional and contemporary.

If you’re planning your dream new home in Gold Coast which is built with the latest trends, get in touch to discuss your ideas today.