Walking around Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast, it’s not hard to notice there are some new architectural trends occurring and if you’re anything like us, you’re going to want to stay on top of them. We’ve taken the time to pull together four of the latest trends and styles you may see in your journeys. And by journey, we mean Pinterest and blog scrolling as well as when you’re taking a stroll.
1. Life above the shops. What do we mean by this? Apartments above retail shops or restaurants are becoming increasingly more common. With the rise of online shopping and shopping centres, many smaller sites are closing down their retail doors and converting to residential apartments. This is a great trend for renters or buyers because there really is no better location to reside. You’re typically right in the hustle and bustle of everything, with easy access to restaurants, shops, public transport and maybe even your office. Talk about a win.
2. It’s a Modernist revival. We’re moving back in time a bit to the mid-century modern look and you know what? We’re okay with that. It’s a beautiful style that works incredibly well here in Australia. Modernist homes typically feature some type of indoor/outdoor space, utilise natural light and feature unique artistic details. If you’re interested in learning how to convert to the modernist style, double and triple fronted homes work particularly well, but we can work with any style to get you what you’re after.
3. From warehouse to office. You know all those funky industrial offices you see in movies now? Well they weren’t originally offices, the large majority are converted warehouses and factories. Most were built somewhere between 1900-1940 meaning they have great character and even better bones. These factories and warehouses are great investments for smart property developers because one swift office conversion and you’ll have businesses everywhere clamouring for the space.
4. Revamping the old. We’ve all seen the dilapidated Queenslander properties that dot the coast and let’s be honest, we love them. There is nothing like beautiful, older Queenslanders. Modern homes are never going to have the features that Queenslanders do and one of the latest trends is taking advantage of these older properties by converting them. We’re not talking about knocking down the classic properties, we mean maintaining the integrity and character of the place but revamping and modernising the inside. This will get you the best of both worlds.
If you’re interested in learning how you can take advantage of one of these latest trends give us a call today or fill out our enquiry form to the right and one of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.