Harness the power of nature in your new home
One of the easiest ways to add value to your new home is to harness the power of nature. Designing your home to maximise natural light and breezes will give it a relaxed, welcoming feel, along with that lovely sunny glow you see in lifestyle magazines. Best of all, it will also improve your home’s energy efficiency, which is great news for the environment – and for your back pocket.
In order to achieve a breezy, light-filled home, it’s important to work with a builder who offers flexible design options. Each home site is different, and your builder should take into account the size, aspect and views unique to your block. Your floorplan should be designed or tweaked to ensure bedrooms and living areas enjoy ample sunlight (without roasting in the afternoon heat). This will keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year round, which will reduce your heating and cooling bills.
The placement of your home’s windows and doors is also very important. At G.J. Gardner Homes we give you the flexibility to choose what type of windows you would like where, because we know that a carefully positioned louvre or sliding door can make all the difference to your home’s temperature and ambience.
Another great way to improve your home’s natural appeal is to consider high or graded ceilings. Adding nine-foot ceilings will make your home feel more spacious, and can add a lot of value to your home for very little cost (especially in smaller rooms). High ceilings also allow for taller doors, which enhance a small room and help create better breezeways.
For more advice on how to maximise natural light and breezes talk to your local G.J. Gardner Homes design team.