Reimagining the norm of apartment design

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
Reimagining the norm of apartment design

If you’re on the search for a new apartment or townhouse, you may have discovered that many designs feature elegant floor to ceiling windows, spacious open plan living and branded appliances. As these quality uplift features become normalised, it’s the more unique features which really give a home a point of difference.

Here are a few apartment trends which have caught our attention lately.

1. Creative paint palettes

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
The Stewart Collective's interior colour scheme options

It's common for apartment interior designers to place a significant importance on creating elegant, practical and customisable spaces. While a neutral light/dark scheme option is enough for many buyers, giving the choice of a more daring or unique colour palette can instantly make an apartment more homely. It’s refreshing to see Lucent Group’s The Stewart Collective development include vibrant ruby reds, sea blues and canary yellows in their colour scheme options.

2. Focus on non-toxic materials

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
Shelley St

As the property development industry becomes more conscious of environmental sustainability and resident wellness, more developers are opting for low-voc/non-toxic building materials, to ensure the long-term safety of the building’s residents in years to come. Oz Property has implemented this strategy within their Shelley St townhomes by only choosing materials which contain low VOCs*.

*Volatile Organic Compounds

3. On-site supermarkets

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
Yeerongpilly Green shopping precinct

In a competitive property market, amenity offerings can be a key deal-breaker for a lot of buyers. If a developer decides to include highly practical amenities such as an on-site supermarket, this is not only a considerable value addition for buyers, but also a great way of giving back to the broader community. Developments such as Consolidated Properties Group’s Yeerongpilly Green boast a vibrant retail and dining precinct as well as a Woolworths supermarket, which cultivates both a thriving community and ease of convenience. 

4. Thoughtfully curated relax zones

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
Encore Broadbeach

The modern world is fast paced, so being able to find a private, relaxing zone to be amongst nature and unwind is a great way to alleviate stress and boost morale. Many modern apartments have reimagined the traditional on-site pool and created recreation and relaxation spaces filled with verdant greenery, ample shade, comfortable lounge seating, kitchens to prepare a meal and resort style infinity pools. Elements like Encore Broadbeach’s poolside cushioned seating nook, or West Village’s indoor-outdoor flow library and private outdoor spa, show a sense of creativity and add a unique selling point to the development. 

Reimagining the norm of apartment design
West Village
Reimagining the norm of apartment design
West Village

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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