Design Trends

The Kitchen – Part 2 – The Scullery

   https://au.pinterest.com/central_avenue/scullery/ Is the scullery a fleeting design trend, or is it here to stay? The scullery has become a popular design feature in many new homes today. But is it a fleeting design trend, like the formal dining, and sunken lounge rooms of the 1980’s and ’90’s? Or is it here to stay? What…

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The Kitchen – Part 1- The Design

In this series of posts, we will discuss the most important area of your home, the kitchen, Life revolves around the kitchen, it’s no longer the place that is only for meal preparation and cleaning up. It’s where the kids do their homework, a great place to sit and have a coffee, have a casual…

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Passive Solar Designs Continued

Construction, insulation and materials for passive designed homes We previously took an in depth look at passive design and house site characteristics and site orientation need to be considered when designing a solar passive home. Double brick has always been the construction method of choice for new homes in Perth, WA. This is certainly not…

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Incorporating Passive Design To Create Sustainable Suburban Homes

At Central Avenue Homes we endeavour to use passive design principles so our clients benefit from comfortable environment and lower heating and cooling costs. Throughout this blog series we will discuss what Passive Design is, the key principles and how they can be implemented into your new home design. We encourage our clients to explore this topic further by visiting Your Home,…

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Site Orientation & Characteristics

Continuing our look into passive design principles, we take a closer look at the importance of site orientation and how to correctly utilise it during the initial design process. Image: Passive Epringham House, MSG Architecture 2015 Clever site responsive design can reduce heating and cooling loads and also reduce the need for other expensive upgrades to improve your…

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