As our everyday lives become increasingly digitised, it comes as no surprise that more and more new houses are incorporating technology into their layout and design.
These new features aren’t just trendy ‘mod cons’ but smart, time-saving mechanisms that make living in a home even more enjoyable. Those looking at Clyde North house and land packages may be seeking to add in some tech to their new home, but timeless characteristics are still popular too. From high-tech security to open plan living, we take a look at just some of the timesaving features and timeless style of modern homes.
When you have a new house, generally everything inside it is also new. Having state of the art appliances means their energy rating will be far better than older versions. Not only is this better for the environment, but also for your bills. Energy-efficient appliances use less power and water and get the job done quicker. A brand new microwave oven with a high energy rating is likely to cook your food faster, thus saving you some time.
Better quality means less risk of breakage, saving you a considerable amount of money on maintenance or replacement costs in the long run. Time-saving features often go in tandem with being environmentally friendly, with a sparkling water dispenser allowing for fewer plastic bottles, and a coffee maker reducing the number of takeaway coffee cups you buy.
Central vacuum system
Ever been lugging a vacuum cleaner up and down stairs, or struggling to fit it into storage when you’re finished cleaning? Imagine having clean floors without having to vacuum them for an hour and more importantly, without loud noise. A central vacuum system can do just that. Appearing as a subtle slit in your skirting board, vacuum and pressure are created from a centrally located motor to suck up dirt and dust that you brush toward it. The perfect time-saving feature that, once discussed with your builder, can be built into a Clyde North house and land package during the construction process.
An open floor plan has been a popular feature for years, and it remains favourable in modern homes. Reducing the number of solid walls creates more space and allows more natural light into the home. Moving from room to room is also much quicker in an open plan. This timeless layout creates a flow from the minute you walk in the front door. The open space and lack of division are not only practical but they bring family and friends closer together too.
Building your home from scratch with a Clyde North house and land package means your builder can create bespoke features for your home. Custom shelving is a great way to design your storage just how you like it, in a time saving and creative way. Think about the rooms where you can add clever designs, such as space for a TV built into the wall, or a decorative archway with a built-in bookshelf. Having a built-in bookshelf is a great way to organise your collections. You’ll also save time on tidying up while adding a charming focal point to your room.
Smart home technology
More modern homes are featuring the latest smart home technology. These additions save time but also create a sense of luxury in the property. Using a remote control for opening and closing curtains or changing the thermostat and light switches are trendy features that save time but also help the environment. No more leaving lights on, or heating an empty room, everything can be tailored to your needs. The added safety of being able to control appliances remotely means you spend less time worrying that you’ve left something turned on, and reduce the risk of accidents in the home.
Hi-tech security system
Most homeowners will have some form of security system installed in their homes, but some are better than others. Hi-tech features such as being able to connect your alarms to an app on your phone mean you can manage your system remotely, at the touch of a button. If you have security cameras installed, apps can now be used to keep an eye on the footage when you’re out of the house.
There’s also an option to have a dedicated 24/7 support team who can differentiate what is a harmless alarm trigger and what is an actual disturbance and can alert the authorities on your behalf. This means you don’t need to rush home for false alarms, or stress about calling the police if it’s something more serious. This is an easy way to save you time and give you peace of mind.
Upstairs laundry room
A laundry room is a timeless feature that has been in every home for years, but it’s often located downstairs. Imagine how much easier it would be to have an upstairs laundry room? Depending on the design of your house and land package, many homes have bedrooms on the first floor, meaning clothing, towels and bed linen could be gathered quickly. This feature can save you from going downstairs with loads of laundry, and make an everyday chore much more convenient. Plus, if your living room and kitchen are downstairs, the lack of noise from the washing machine makes for a much more peaceful setting.
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