A recent report shows that the average size of new homes being built in Australia has decreased by of 2.7%.
However, with an average build size of 189.8 square meters, we still get to boast the second largest average home size in the world – with only the U.S.A ahead of us, at 204.3 square meters.
So Australian homes are still no slouch in the size department, but as demand for land increases, we’re going to need smaller homes to match smaller land sizes. With that in mind, here’s how to get the most out of a smaller space:
Start with Smart Design
If you’re lucky enough to have an empty block, then you’re in the fantastic position of being able to choose a design that gets the most out of your land.
All of our expert Draftspeople have created open plan designs that flow out onto alfresco areas; which maximises the feeling of space. They have also meticulously positioned windows to allow natural light to flood in; which, when combined with the carefully curated colour palette our interior designers have chosen, amplifies the feeling of space.
Upright and Up the Walls
When it comes to your outdoor or garden areas, maximise your space by choosing the right plants.
For garden areas where space is scarce but you need extra shade, palms use up very little ground area but provide an impressive canopy. They’re also drought resistant, making them ideal for our dry climate.
Or if you’re limited to a small patio or balcony, don’t clutter the