Our clients often ask, ‘How can we make our new build authentic when building on a
subdivision?’

It's true that subdivisions present challenges to undergoing the full works of 'character building', but that doesn't mean you don't have options to add personal touches to enhance your home, ensure its incomparable to your neighbours, and have that instant street appeal.

Features to ensure your build stands apart

1. Impressive windows

Modern, energy efficient windows can sometimes lack character and so, to give them instant charm, using planter boxes offers a quick, cost-effective solution. There are many options such as, copper, iron and wood which will also give your new build a more traditional look.

Also, if you’re one for lots of sunlight, a key trend amongst new builds is to create more windows, rather than walls. Ushering more light and sounds of nature into a home creates a positive ambience as well as visual appeal.

2. A distinctive front door

Dress up your front door and set the tone with a bold colour and add a timber core composite to create a more inviting entrance for your guests.

Solid timber core doors with high-performance security features are one of the most secure front door’s available and are durable. If you look for a brand with colour applied as a vacuum-formed thermo-plastic ‘skin’, you’ll also eliminate the process of repaint touchups.

With a variety of traditional and contemporary front door designs in some beautiful colours, you can select a bespoke option, unique to your home.

3. Outdoor kitchen

Why not make your new place the hangout during summer. Adding an outdoor kitchen is great for a number of reasons; it’s good for entertaining, saves on utility bills (as you won’t need to blast the air conditioning), you keep the smells outside and it expands your living space.

By introducing natural stone, stained oak or metallic counters not only will entail a great cooking experience every time, you’ll make all other backyards envy with your stylish open-air kitchen.

Of course, these are just some of the options available to you to uniquely enhance a new home. For more advice on building a customised home, fill out our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Or for real-life inspiration, check out your nearest Orange Homes show home, open Wednesday to Sun 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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