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Stand out from the crowd

Date Friday, 10 July 2015 2:58 PM

Small additions to your interior spaces make all the difference.

There are a few easy ways to make your brand-new dream home stand out from the crowd. Here are our top five inclusions for adding value when designing your home.

Timber floors
Timber floors are durable, hygienic and easy to maintain, and create an immediate sense of warmth. Different types of timber mean they suit almost any colour scheme, and are highly sought after by homebuyers.

Butler's pantry
A butler's pantry is a large, walk-in storage space where you can prepare food and wash up in privacy, which allows you to cook and serve guests while keeping your statement kitchen pristine. These handy mini-kitchens are in high demand with homebuyers who like to entertain.

Quality appliances
If you are building on a budget it can be tempting to cut corners when choosing your kitchen appliances. Our advice?. Opt for the best quality appliances you can afford and you'll be rewarded with better performance and less maintenance over time.

High ceilings
Installing high ceilings is an easy way to increase the ventilation of your home, which can help save on heating and cooling costs. Nine-foot ceilings create a sense of dramatic impact and can help smaller rooms seem more spacious.

Pay attention to storage
Piles of clutter will quickly take the shine off your beautiful new home. To avoid this, make sure you include plenty of storage, which will greatly increase the functionality of your living spaces. Take extra care in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and bedrooms.

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