From interior design to energy efficiencies: building industry trends we’re seeing in 2023

We’re halfway through 2023 already (gasp) and year to date, there have been a few consistent trends that we are seeing across the industry. Read on to discover tips, tricks and features that you might like to consider in your new build. 

Sustainable materials: More and more homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and make their homes more environmentally friendly. This includes using sustainable materials such as recycled or locally sourced products. Biophilic design is becoming more and more considered, integrating plants and natural elements into home design, bringing the outside in and helping to create a more healthy and peaceful living environment. 

Energy efficiency: Energy-efficient features such as solar panels, high-efficiency windows, and insulation are expected to continue to be popular as homeowners look for ways to save money on energy costs. Building above code and incorporating the Homestar accreditation into your new build can help to significantly reduce your day to day costs, while adding value to your home.

Multigenerational living: With more people working from home and the pandemic causing families to spend more time together, there has been an increase in demand for multigenerational living spaces. This includes features such as separate entrances and living areas for extended family members, built in home offices and quiet spaces to separate work and family life. 


Smart home technology: As technology continues to advance, more homeowners are incorporating smart home features such as voice-activated assistants, smart thermostats, and security systems into their homes.


Outdoor living spaces: At Green Homes, we’re big on maximising your living environment to create comfortable, healthy homes. Outdoor living spaces such as patios, decks and courtyards can be carefully considered to make the most of your section and space, truly making your home your very own sanctuary.


Get in touch with your local Green Homes design and build expert to learn more.