Thursday, June 21

What’s hot… and not, in and out​

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What's hot… and not, in and out?

Hot
● Large walk-in cupboards and his-and-hers dressing rooms.
● Energy-saving elements such as solar panels, heatpumps, boreholes and well points.
● Established vegetable and herb gardens. 
● Landscaped gardens with gravel pathways, little or no lawn and indigenous, water-wise plants.
● Decks and patios under cover. 
● Pool covers. 
● Open-plan living and kitchens, but also separate laundries, sculleries and pantries.
Energy-efficient homes are popular. Picture: Supplied
● Neutral palettes and natural surfaces and textures, including engineered stone, marble, granite and wood. 
● Wooden floors and pressed ceilings.
● High ceilings.
● Bay and sash windows, large windows and stack-back doors. 
● Fitted appliances with recognised brand names like Smeg.
● A separate TV room. 
● A fireplace. 
● Natural wooden floors, cement floors and porcelain tiles or imported tiles. 
Carpets are often a no-no. Picture: Supplied
Not
● Dirt and bad smells, particularly evidence of cigarettes.
● Thatch, asbestos and slate roofing.
● Face-brick homes.
● Outdated colour schemes.
● Various colours in bathrooms and kitchens.
● Carpets

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