Curved walls are a home building feature in 2021
Curved walls are a home building feature in 2021. Source: BGC.
  • Western Australia and Queensland post record numbers of new houses.
  • New trends including asymmetry and curved walls are making their mark.
  • Sustainability becoming a stronger focus for new home-owners.

The Property Tribune recently reported on healthy housing growth following new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

There was very strong growth across Western Australia and Queensland, both clocking in more than 100% in year on year growth for owner-occupier constructions of a new dwelling.

With so many new properties abound, will they be seventies eyesores or architect eye candy?

Property builder BGC Housing Group says as 2021 rolls around, six trends are leading the market:

  1. Curved walls,
  2. Expansive windows,
  3. Asymmetry,
  4. Multi-purpose spaces,
  5. Natural colour palettes, and
  6. A focus on sustainability.
Expansive windows may be a feature in 2021
Expansive windows may be a feature in 2021. Source: BGC

Expect a major focus on sustainability, with buyers focused on reducing their environmental footprint.

BGC Housing Group Executive General Manager Michael Bartier said in a statement:

“We have seen that sustainability is becoming a greater priority for buyers and expect this trend to be reflected in construction choices of home builders in 2021”

Perhaps by coincidence, colour choices are also decidedly earthy.

Mr Bartier called it a departure from classic minimalism:

“… the earthy colour scheme creates a relaxed, warm and soothing atmosphere.”

Asymmetry is home building trend
Asymmetry is another 2021 home building trend. Source: BGC.

Looking for the sweet spot between tradition and modern, sweeping curved walls are also in, alongside expansive windows to welcome in that thing every television architect and designer talks about: natural light.

With working from home a major instalment of 2020, multi-purpose spaces have ranked high on home builder demands.

No doubt new home builders will be spoilt for choice this year.

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