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1. Consider a separate living area for the children.
In this day and age, kids are staying at home longer
than traditionally expected. For a lot of families, this
means a young adult contingent that living in the
home who will potentially be entertaining friends
of their own and will certainly appreciate their own
"space". Separation of your living zones is important
for you and for them -- and will allow everything to
run smoother in the future.
2. While gardens seem to be getting smaller
and more people are building to their barriers,
pools remain to be a popular choice despite the
diminishing space. Lap pools can be a very e cient
way to go, they require minimal room and can be
designed to fit tricky backyards.
3. A transition from inside to outside from the
main living area -- be it via glass or sliding doors, is
something to consider. Given the rise in outdoor
entertaining, it's a practical move, especially if it's
located by the kitchen or a food preparation area.
Not only does it make the most of our lovely climate,
but also by inviting a view from inside to outside, it
draws the eye out and creates the illusion of more
4. Combine di erent roof structures to create a
statement -- flat roofed entry features work well with
5. People are requesting bigger showers, and why
not? Bathrooms should be a sanctuary and a place
to relax and luxuriate, so the more space, the better.
However, nobody likes cleaning an enormous
shower screen. But with the right shaped shower and
a well-designed bathroom, shower screens are not
necessary, and can save on scrubbing.
on how to build for the future,
from Daniel Cassettai of Daniel
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