Orange Homes plans aren’t fixed, rather they can be used as inspiration to help get you started. Part of the fun of building is deciding what features best suit your needs and lifestyle. There are hundreds of ways you can make your house a home and plenty of places to find inspiration. Here are some of the common trends we’ve seen in new builds recently.

1. Adding a home office

Whether you’re working from home or just need an extra space to tackle your to-do list, a home office is a practical use of space. 

2. Tiled showers

Walk-in showers have become a popular customisation option to accommodate busy morning routines. Thoughtful spatial planning and material choices definitely pay off when it comes to double showers.

3. Basement wine cellars

Having a collection of your favourite wines on hand is becoming more common, with wine cellars now featuring in more Kiwi homes.

4. Sculleries

The Butler’s Pantry is making a comeback, especially in today’s open-plan homes. If you love entertaining, but struggle to clean up the mess before guests arrive, a butler's pantry may be the answer.

5. Outdoor entertainment

Indoor-outdoor flow is consistently a priority in New Zealand homes. Outdoor decks and entertaining areas make it easy to host parties and are often a top consideration when customising a house plan.

6. Walk-in wardrobes

Regardless of the space you’re working with, organisation is the key to any wardrobe. Walk-in wardrobes are a convenient storage solution and way to organise your belongings. They are also a priority for many New Zealanders of varying budgets.

No matter the plan or budget you're working with, our team is experienced in helping you decide what you want and need from a house plan. Book a consultation today and we’ll guide you through our process of choosing the right plan and customisation options.