Modern features in new houses

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

The way we build homes now is a lot different than it was 30 years ago. For example, the following items don’t always come as standard in older homes, and are often a problem to fit retrospectively:

  • Security systems
  • Double glazing
  • Tap mixers
  • InSinkErators
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • A dishwasher, and/or space for a dishwasher
  • Indoor-outdoor flow
  • A floor plan that takes into account the position of north
  • Aluminium door and window joinery, which is more durable and keeps warmth in
  • Security window stays
  • Multiple power points per room
  • Bathroom extractor fans, which help keep mould out of the bathroom
  • Multiple telephone jacks
  • Hard-wired smoke detectors
  • Garage door openers with remote control
  • Internal access garages
  • Open plan living areas