Design & Inspiration Family Homes: Style Guide by Better Built Homes June 14, 2023 Written by Demi Marketing Coordinator Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share by email Designing and building your dream family home can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. Your family home is a significant milestone, and we understand how important it is to get it right. At Better Built Homes, we are committed to crafting exceptional family homes that cater to every lifestyle and preference. With years of experience building homes for families of all shapes and sizes, we’ll take you on a journey through the art of family home design, exploring various modern home design options, the ever-evolving trends and what we consider the best home-building decisions for a family home. From building your first family home to a knockdown rebuild into a forever home, we’re here to help you harmoniously and functionally bring your vision to life. Discover how Better Built Homes can help you create a space you and your family will love. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or practical advice, we have everything you need to design and build your dream family home. Diverse Family Homes for Every Lifestyle A family home is a dwelling designed specifically to meet the needs and preferences of families. We build homes across the Greater Sydney area to accommodate a variety of lifestyles, with layouts and features that promote comfort, safety, and convenience. Family homes come in different types and sizes, catering to families at various stages of life and varying budgets. Whether you’re after single-family homes or multi-family homes for multi-generational living, we can make it happen. Better Built Homes offer an extensive selection of modern home designs to cater to diverse preferences and needs. With a focus on quality, functionality, and style, we have something for everyone – from single-storey houses to spacious acreage homes and custom creations. Explore our versatile home design categories: 01. Acreage Designed for those seeking expansive living spaces surrounded by nature, our acreage homes maximise indoor and outdoor areas to provide a serene lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of city life. These homes offer generous living spaces, multiple bedrooms, and spacious outdoor entertaining areas, making them perfect for hosting family and friends. 02. Double-Storey Homes Our double-storey homes provide ample living areas and multiple bedrooms without sacrificing style, making them ideal for families seeking additional space or those who wish to utilise a smaller land footprint. They also offer the flexibility to create separate living areas, making them perfect for families with teenagers or extended family members. 03. Dual Occupancy Our dual occupancy homes are designed to accommodate two families or living arrangements within a single property, perfectly balancing privacy and shared living spaces. They provide the perfect living solution for extended families or those seeking additional rental income. These homes are designed with functionality in mind, with separate living areas and private outdoor spaces for each dwelling. 04. House & Land Packages Take the guesswork out of building your dream home with our house and land packages, providing a convenient and cost-effective solution for those seeking brand-new, fixed-price homes. We offer a range of packages to suit different lifestyles and budgets, with various home designs and land sizes to choose from. 05. Knockdown Rebuild Our knockdown rebuild services allow you to start afresh with a custom-designed home on your existing block. We work with you every step of the way to create a home that perfectly meets your needs and preferences. Our knockdown rebuild services are designed to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible, with our expert team taking care of everything from start to finish. 06. Single Storey Our single-storey homes maximise space and provide a comfortable living environment, making them perfect for those who prefer one-level living or have mobility concerns. These homes are designed for convenience and accessibility, making them ideal for families with young children or those who wish to downsize without sacrificing style. By offering a diverse range of home design categories, we ensure that every client can find the perfect home to suit their unique needs and preferences. Explore our versatile home designs online with a 3D Virtual Tour, or take a drive to one of our Display Centres to inspect our many display homes in Greater Sydney to judge our craftsmanship first-hand. However you like to choose your family home design, we make it easy to start planning your dream home today. Custom Homes: Bespoke by Better Built At Better Built Homes, we are proud to present our Bespoke division, which is dedicated to helping you create your forever dream home. Bespoke by Better Built caters to your specific style and needs, bringing your dream home from fantasy to reality. Whether you’ve already finalised your plans and are searching for a builder or want the complete custom builder experience, Bespoke by Better Built is here to help. With our loyal trades, suppliers, and Better Built Homes values, you will enjoy an honest and transparent experience like no other. Crafting Comfortable and Functional Family Homes Modern home designs at Better Built Homes are guided by our BETTER by Design Studio. Whether you’re creating your first or forever home, our design studio can meet your needs and desires in one place. A whole new, better-built solution created from the bottom up to assist our customers in selecting internal and external colours for their new house. 01. Layout We create open floor plans, private bedroom areas, and dedicated spaces for work or play to promote comfortable living for all family members while encouraging togetherness and providing personal spaces. Additionally, we carefully consider zoning to create separate areas for various family activities, ensuring a balanced living environment that caters to everyone’s needs. 02. Zoning Divide your home into separate zones for various family activities, such as a quiet zone for relaxation and an active area for play or entertaining, to cater to the different needs of family members and provide a balanced living environment. A balanced, harmonious living environment for all family members is vital for double-family homes. 03. Functionality Our designs focus on everyday living, with practical and user-friendly kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas. We consider lines of sight for supervising children, accessibility for all ages, and efficient use of space. Moreover, we pay close attention to circulation, designing hallways and pathways that connect areas without compromising privacy or functionality. 04. Materials At Better Built Homes, we prioritise durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness. Our team of experts carefully selects materials such as flooring, cabinetry, and countertops to ensure longevity and minimal environmental impact while also considering aesthetics and ease of maintenance. 05. Storage We integrate ample storage solutions throughout the home to help families keep their living spaces organised and clutter-free, ensure that toys and other items can be easily tidied away, and create a friendly environment for kids and adults. 06. Connection to the outdoors Design your family home with a solid connection to outdoor spaces, allowing for a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living areas and enhancing the overall sense of freedom and well-being. 07. Natural Light and Ventilation We understand the crucial role of natural light and proper ventilation in creating a healthy and comfortable living environment. Our designs carefully consider window placements, skylights, and strategic openings to maximise daylight and air circulation, resulting in an uplifting atmosphere and improved energy efficiency. 08. Privacy We recognise the importance of separate spaces for family members to spend time away from each other, such as a study, den, or adaptable bedrooms. We design spaces with flexibility in mind, ensuring that rooms can adapt to a family’s changing needs over time. At Better Built Homes, our fundamental principles are the foundation of our family home designs, ensuring that every aspect of our creations aligns with the needs and preferences of modern families. Using our BETTER by Design Studio, these principles guide us in crafting homes that are not only visually appealing but also cater to the functional requirements of everyday living. By adhering to our core values, we consistently deliver homes that promote comfort, practicality, and adaptability while prioritising the well-being of our clients and the environment. This steadfast commitment to our principles sets Better Built Homes apart as we strive to create living spaces that nourish the soul and stand the test of time. Embracing Modern Family Home Design Trends At Better Built Homes, we stay ahead of the curve by incorporating the latest in modern family home design trends in our creations, such as 01. Open-concept Living Spaces This design trend creates a seamless flow between the kitchen, living, and dining areas, promoting togetherness and social interaction. An open-concept living space can also make your home feel more spacious and inviting, allowing natural light to flow through the entire area. 02. Design With Foresight We create spaces that can adapt as children grow older and consider how furniture pieces can last while other decorative items can be updated. By designing with the future in mind, you can save money and avoid major renovations down the road. 03.Smart Home Technology Our homes are equipped with modern technology for automation, energy efficiency, and enhanced security. From voice-activated assistants to smart thermostats, we incorporate the latest technology into our designs to provide a more comfortable and convenient living experience. 04. Luxury Inclusions Designed with affordability in mind while maintaining our high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout your home, our inclusions include all the premium fixtures and fittings that most builders call “extras”. Our luxury inclusions offer families the opportunity to live in a high-quality, luxurious home at an affordable price. 05. Eco-friendly Home Design We incorporate sustainable materials and energy-saving features, such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems, to reduce environmental impact and save on energy bills. Building an energy-efficient home as a design trend also means saving big on power bills, giving you more money for those family expenses. We understand the importance of preserving the environment and strive to make our homes eco-friendly. 06. Pet-Friendly Features We consider your pets’ needs in our designs, accommodating where they will eat, sleep, and store their belongings and their access to the house when you’re not there. Installing a dog wash station at home, for example, can eliminate the need to travel to a pet grooming facility to wash your pet, making it more convenient and time-efficient. We believe that pets are part of the family and strive to make our homes pet-friendly. By embracing modern family home design trends, we can create functional and stylish homes that reflect modern families’ needs and preferences. At Better Built Homes, we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible living experience by incorporating the latest trends and technologies into our designs. Better Built Homes’ Design Process and Collaboration with Clients At Better Built Homes, we work closely with our clients throughout the design and construction process to ensure their vision is brought to life and their needs are met. Our building process outlines every stage, from choosing a home design to handing over the keys. You can trust us to provide expert guidance and support in creating a home that meets your unique requirements and preferences. After-Sales Support and Warranty: Peace of Mind and Assurance We believe in providing industry-leading customer service and superior construction across every Better Built Home. During construction, each home is subjected to an independent quality assurance program, with independent inspections and checkpoints located throughout the process. We’re committed to providing our clients with peace of mind and assurance in their investment. Our after-sales support, and comprehensive warranty ensure that issues are promptly addressed, allowing our clients to enjoy their dream homes confidently. The Art of Family Home Design: Crafting Spaces that Nourish the Soul At Better Built Homes, we understand that your home is more than just a physical space – it’s where your family grows, creates memories, and finds solace. Our official style guide for family home design is essential in creating cohesive and harmonious living spaces that nourish the soul. We expertly combine various types of family homes, design elements, and current trends to create beautiful, comfortable, and functional homes that cater to every family’s unique needs. Imagine coming home to a space designed specifically for your family – where you can relax, play, and grow together. Our team of experts will work closely with you to create a sanctuary that reflects your lifestyle and personality. We understand that every family is unique and take pride in crafting homes tailored to your needs. Don’t settle for a cookie-cutter home that doesn’t meet your family’s needs. Trust us to be your guiding hand in crafting the perfect sanctuary that truly nourishes the soul. Contact us today to get started on preparing your family home. Our team of experts is ready to work with you every step of the way to create a home that you’ll love for years to come.