• March 2020

5 must-have architectural features for every new build home

new build architecture

With years of experience designing new builds that are not only visually stunning but highly effective for modern living, our architects reveal the top 5 architectural features any new build home should have.

Open plan living space

One of the must have architectural features of any modern new build home is open plan living. Whether you go fully open plan by combining your living space, dining area and kitchen, or keep some distinct areas by creating a large kitchen diner with a separate living area, this spacious arrangement will appeal to a huge number of people.

Ensuite bathrooms

Once you’ve experienced the convenience of an ensuite in your bedroom it’s hard to go back which is why it’s one of the must-haves for every new-build. Indeed, an ensuite is an absolute necessity for the master bedroom and a very welcomed perk in any of the additional bedrooms.

Create a show-stopping entrance

Every homeowner dreams of making a show-stopping first impression so it’s important to consider how the entranceway architecture can contribute to ensuring the space is truly unforgettable. Some of the most popular entranceway architectural features include grand staircases, double height ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

A walk-in wardrobe

The ultimate in architectural features and modern day living is having your very own walk in wardrobe. It doesn’t have to be the huge expanse of never ending rails and drawers like you see in the movies but a dedicated wardrobe area with enough space for all your belongings.

Multipurpose rooms

As recent events have shown, our lives can change in a blink of an eye so having space in the home that can be adapted for our ever-changing circumstances is one of the top priorities for those looking for new builds. Difficult though this may sound, through clever architectural design its possible to easily transition a space from one purpose to another, from bedroom to office space and dressing room to baby’s first bedroom!

David James Architects is an award winning architectural firm located in Dorset and specilaising in designing and building modern homes. To discover more about what we do, get in touch today on 01202 755633 and we’ll be happy to help.