Design Your Kit Home with Confidence: Expert Tips and Advice for Every Room
With the flexibility in design and easy construction process kit homes offer several benefits. However with many options available it can be challenging to know where to begin or what the finished home will actually look and feel like when you’re living in it. We’ll guide you through what to consider when choosing a kit home focusing on the essential areas of the house: bedrooms, living room, laundry, bathroom, and deck.
One of the crucial areas to consider is the bedroom. It’s important to assess the number of bedrooms and their sizes according to your requirements such as the bunk room in our Byford Kit Home.
Do you want a spacious master bedroom, or is a modest size enough for you? Look for kit home designs that offer various bedroom layouts and sizes that align with your needs and budget. Additionally consider the bedroom’s location within the house and potential noise levels from adjacent properties or roads.
The living room is a space where you’ll likely spend most of your time, making it important to choose a kit home with a functional and comfortable space. A spacious living room can provide ample room for social gatherings, parties, board games and family time making it a perfect space for entertaining. A large living room in a kit home can provide flexibility in how you use the space, allowing you to change it to meet your specific needs, whether it’s a home theatre, home office or for exercise/yoga. When deciding on the size and layout of your living room, consider your family’s needs, lifestyle, preferences and weigh up the pros and cons carefully before making a final decision. Also search for kit home designs that provide ample seating, natural light, and has enough storage options for you.
A well designed and organised laundry space can make life easier and more efficient freeing up time for other more fun tasks. A good laundry space can provide a convenient and dedicated space for doing laundry and can help keep the rest of the home clean and clutter-free. A good laundry space can improve overall home organisation, providing extra storage space for items like cleaning supplies, linens, and clothing. When designing your kit home, consider the layout and design of your laundry space carefully, prioritizing features like storage, counter space, and easy access to washing machines and dryers.
When designing a kit home, one of the important decisions to make is how many bathrooms to include. Initially, you might think one bathroom is enough however one of the most common reasons to consider two bathrooms in a kit home is convenience, especially if you have a large family consisting of adults and children. When multiple people share a single bathroom, it can cause frustration and even delays, especially during the morning rush hour when everyone wants to use a bathroom. Having two bathrooms in your kit home (as seen in our Kullari Kit Home) can ensure that all family members have enough space to get ready, which can lead to smoother, stress-free morning routines. Look for designs with a bathroom large enough to suit you, good lighting and ventilation. Consider if you need any other features such as a shower or bathtub.
There are several reasons why you might choose to include two toilets in your kit home. The main reason is to reduce wait times when multiple people are staying in the kit home. This can be particularly useful during busy times of the day such as in the morning when adults and children are trying to get ready for work or school. Many of our clients have expressed the desire for a toilet for the adults and a toilet for the kids to use, especially in a kit home that is going to be used as a holiday or vacation home.
Another reason why you might choose to include two toilets in a kit home is to add revalue. Having multiple toilets is often considered a desirable feature by potential buyers and can increase the overall resale value of the kit home.
One of the most significant benefits of adding a verandah to your steel kit home is the additional living space it provides. It can be an ideal location to enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests, especially during warm weather months. With the right design and furnishings, you can create an inviting and comfortable space that extends your living area and provides a space to relax and enjoy your home’s surroundings on. Consider the verandah’s location and size as well as any potential views or privacy concerns. Note that it can also become very slippery when wet.
It can also increase your home’s curb appeal by adding charm and character that complements the style and architecture of your kit home. In regards to energy efficiency a verandah can improve energy efficiency by shading your home from the sun, reducing the need for air conditioning during hot summer months whilst protecting your kit home from wind and rain.
Check out our Lesmurdie Kit Home for an example of a kit home that utilises a verandah around most sides of the home.