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Smarter lifestyle choices in designing your home

Following are some of our top tips for making smarter lifestyle choices in designing your home:

Step 1: Do your research

  • i.e. Must haves, wish list, budget, save on long term running costs, increase resale value etc

Step 2: Choose the best house orientation for your climate.

  • Maximise natural light
  • Avoid summer heat
  • Capture winter warmth

Step 3: Be aware of easements.

Step 4: Use eaves for passive solar control.

  • Summer sun
  • Winter sun

Step 5: Use of quality insulation keeps you:

  • Warmer in winter
  • Cooler in summer
  • and reduces your energy cost.

Step 6: Higher rating for insulation in western walls.

Step 7: Choose a light colour roof for a cooler home.

Step 8: Position windows and openings for cross ventilation

Step 9: Ceiling fans are a great idea.

Step 10: Cut costs with solar power and hot water

Step 11: Install rainwater tanks

Step 12: Use tank water in the toilet,
laundry and garden

For more information on smarter choices, refer to yourhome.gov.au


AVID Property Group gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of any description, photograph, illustration or statement contained in this document and accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies upon the information presented. All information provided is subject to change without notice and may be based on information provided by others. Dimensions, areas, layout, time periods and dates are approximate only. Photographs and illustrations in this document are indicative only and may not depict the actual development. The document is a guide and should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice and you should seek appropriate advice before making a decision or taking any action based on anything contained in this document. This document contains only general information and cannot be relied on for the purpose of purchasing land or enter into a contract with a builder. A decision to purchase land, or to enter into a contract with a builder, should only be made after obtaining appropriate legal and financial advice. 20/3/17.

Updated on March 29, 2018

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