The design of a contemporary houses aims to reflect the present-day style and taste and often features the latest innovations and resources. Modern architecture of this nature doesn’t rely on the more traditional styles, which might incorporate Victorian, Tudor or ranch features. The design process of a contemporary designed home is often a very creative process and follows several key design principles.
In the early stages of the planning and design process, it is important to consider the type of features that you wish to have featured. Make a point to include the latest technologies and get the architect to fit those in. A lot of the latest advancements relate to making a property highly energy-efficient. If designed to a high standard, an energy-efficient home has the potential to be at least 10% to 20% more effective and saves on energy consumption, resources, and offers lower utility bills of the long-term.
If looking to create a home that is truly energy-efficient then you can look at having rooftop solar panels installed, which when you consider the government offered incentives (rebates, tax credits, net-metering), does cost too much. Also look to make the property technology proof by ensuring that sufficient cabling and power outlets are installed for wireless and broadband technologies.
After considering the major construction features, it also helps to devise an up-to-date floor plan to accommodate the lifestyle of modern families. Look for interesting interiors to suit the entire family, in a lot of modern homes the more formal rooms, such as the living and dining rooms are done away with, and in their place are large, open plan communal areas. Luxury houses are often designed with an open kitchen space which is often positioned next to the main family room. A home-office set-up is also incorporated as more and more people work at home. Bedroom ideas should also be looked at, although the bedroom spaces should just be designed for there required use and no more.