House renovation trends 2024

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House renovation builder Forster and Mid North Coast.

Our beautiful natural environment and coastal lifestyle continues to dominate house renovation trends here on the Mid North Coast. These include light and bright interiors, seamless indoor and outdoor living areas, and a use of natural textures and materials.

Below is a summary of the house renovation trends we believe will continue to dominate throughout the Mid North Coast throughout 2024.

Hampton-style design

Hampton inspired architecture and décor is a classic beach house renovation style that never dates. Characterised by a relaxed, yet sophisticated aesthetic, Hampton-styling continues to dominate the Mid North Coast. Light colours, panelled walls, large windows and doors, and classic mouldings, and instantly you think “beach house retreat”. Perfectly suited to our coastal lifestyle, the use of natural materials like wood, rattan, wicker and linen convey a casual holiday vibe. 

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Mediterranean-style renovations are gaining popularity on the Mid North Coast.

Mediterranean architecture.

A rapidly growing trend along NSW coastal areas is the use of Mediterranean inspired architecture and design.  Think terracotta tiles, exposed wooden beams, arched doorways and windows, wrought iron balustrades and courtyards adorned with large potted plants, and instantly you’re transported to the Greek Islands.  Here on the Mid North Coast, residents are inspired to bring a little of this to their beach house and Mediterranean inspired architecture is the home renovation trend du jour for 2024.

Sustainable building.

With an increased focus on environmental consciousness, sustainable building and design elements are becoming more prevalent in beach house renovations. This includes environmentally-friendly building materials, incorporating energy-efficient lighting and appliances, and the implementation of passive design strategies that optimise natural light and ventilation.

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A seamless flow between indoor living and outdoor entertaining is a popular renovation request.

Seamless indoor – outdoor living.

Classic beach house renovations typically emphasise a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors to maximise our coastal environment and temperature climate. With this in mind, popular home renovations trends include the addition of expansive decks or patios, the installation of large sliding or bi-fold doors to remove the physical impediment between the outside environment, and designing outdoor kitchens or dining areas that facilitate alfresco entertaining.

Multi-functional areas.

Gone are the days when the Aussie beach house was a shack by the ocean featuring a few rooms, some bunk beds, and perpetually sandy floors. Contemporary beach houses are now stylish homes that feature multi-functional “zones” that accommodate the needs of growing families and lots of guests.  Homeowners are seeking design flexibility where rooms can be used for both relaxation and socialising – easily transforming from casual lounging spaces to entertainment zones.

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Bathrooms are now luxurious retreats for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Spa-like bathrooms.

Modern bathroom renovations are transforming this former room of “function” into spa-like retreats designed to evoke a sense of relaxation and luxury. Popular bathroom renovation trends that we believe will continue into 2024 include oversized soaking tubs, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads, and natural stone or wood elements to create a serene coastal retreat.

Need home renovation advice?

Mark O’Neill is a licensed builder with 30+ years experience. Based in Forster (Boomerang Beach), Mark and his team  can assist with every aspect of your home renovation on the Mid North Coast. Contact Mark directly to discuss your specific requirements.

Mark O’Neill
Licensed Builder (Lic.302461c)