Smaller, Smarter, and Greener Dwellings for Australians
The trend for new houses and apartments in recent years has been toward buildling dwellings that are smaller, smarter, and greener. While a recent report by the Australian Property Institute found that green star commercial buildings deliver a 5 per cent premium in rent, the green trend is also catching in the residential market. Both first-time home buyers and investors seeking residential investment property are opting for compact living spaces. We examine what these smaller dwellings look like below.
1. Multi-Feature Rooms
It’s been estimated that removing household clutter can yield extra space equivalent to a bedroom or study, and incorporating clever design strategies can enhance space efficiency. Furthermore, well-designed homes can reduce construction costs by incorporating these multi-feature rooms.