Exploring Architectural Design Trends in Home Architecture with CKS Projects for 2024: What to Keep an Eye On

As a new year arises, new trends in home architectural design also arise. 

And if you’re planning to build your luxury home this year, keeping yourself up to date with the current architectural trends here in Australia will help you achieve your dream home.

architecturally designed luxury home
CKS Projects’ Wombarra Project in 3D

What does home architectural design mean? 

When you say home architectural design, it refers to the process of planning, creating, and detailing the layout, structure, and aesthetics of a residential building. It involves the thoughtful integrating of various elements, such as functionality, spatial arrangement, style, and construction details, to achieve a harmonious and well-designed living space. 

Home architectural design involves considerations like room layout, building materials, exterior appearance, and overall aesthetics, to create a structure that meets the needs and preferences of the occupants while complying with practical, safety, and regulatory standards.

Here at CKS Projects, we are passionate and committed to bringing our clients the newest architectural designs for their dream homes, so we prepared a list of things you can look out for when it comes to home architectural designs this year. 

What to keep an eye on when it comes to home architectural design this year?


Elevate your home design with the beauty of nature

trending architecture- indoor plants
trending architecture- indoor plants

The beauty of nature will never go out of style. 

This 2024, you can still maximise the beauty of your natural surroundings to achieve a modern luxurious comfy home. To do this, you can integrate the exterior elements of your home into its interior elements. 

In this way, you can create harmony between spaces resulting in a cozy relaxing environment for your home. Additionally, maximising the environment around you can help you add functional features to your house design 

To maximise the beauty of nature, you can do the following:

  1. Make sure that your exterior design and finishes are set to be sensitive to natural conditions.
  2. Use indoor plants to decorate your home.
  3. Implement an outdoor living space that’ll help you enjoy the environment even better.
  4. Utilise large glass doors and windows— this can help you allow the flow of natural light to come into your home while also creating a wide open space that reveals the beauty that surrounds you. Make sure that these doors and windows are strategically set in place for a better view of the outside.
  5. Consider using natural timbers or stones when making your cabinetry to enable visual continuity.

Keep an eye on sustainable features

As we become more advanced and advanced in technology, you have to look out for sustainable features in building your dream modern house. These sustainable features are parts of your home that promote energy efficiency.

If you’ve heard of a 7-star home, that’s what we’re talking about when it comes to residential sustainability.  We have a separate blog about this, so make sure to check that out!

Be aware of your local conditions

Illawarra Beach
Illawarra Beach

When you say local conditions, it refers to the specific circumstances, factors, or characteristics that are unique to your location’s geographic area or locality. These conditions can encompass a wide range of elements, including climate, topography, culture, economy, infrastructure, and regulations. 

If you want an architecturally designed home, you have to consider these elements and pick the materials that are suitable for them. 

Consider minimalist designs

Modern designs are known for their minimalist elements.  

Minimalist home designs are known for offering a range of benefits, from creating serene and organized living spaces to promoting intentional and sustainable lifestyles. This type of home design has gained popularity for its ability to enhance both the physical and mental aspects of daily living.

This year, you can expect that using minimalist design will still be a trend, so watch out for it.

Add a home Gym, home office, etc.

Why go out if you can keep up with your workout at home? Or watch movies, do your work, and have fun?

If you’re planning to build your new home this year, consider adding amenities that’ll give you both convenience and satisfaction. You can add a home gym if you’re into fitness, a home spa for relaxing, and an office for your administrative work.

It’s 2024, you can do your daily activities in the comfort of your home!

Consider a zero-waste design

zero-waste kitchen, wooden utensils and wooden table
zero-waste kitchen

Zero waste design has been a trend in house designs nowadays.

It’s an approach to design that seeks to minimize the environmental impact of a product or system by reducing waste throughout its life cycle. The goal is to create products or design solutions that generate little to no waste during manufacturing, use, and disposal. 

This concept aligns with broader sustainability efforts and the desire to promote a circular economy where resources are used efficiently and waste is minimized.  Some of the elements that you can check in a zero-waste design are recyclability, biodegradability, local and sustainable sourcing, source reduction, and material efficiency.

Look into innovative storage

“Innovative storage” refers to creative and advanced solutions for storing and managing goods or materials.  Homes with innovative storage usually use smart refrigerators and compact storage systems.

Innovative storage will help you maximise the space of your home, so you might want to look into it as well.

Work with expert home builders

home builders putting up the television
home builders putting up the television

Last but not least, if you want to build a quality architecturally designed home this year, you must ensure you’re working with expert home builders in your area. Before you hire anyone, do your research, check testimonials and look into their past project profiles.

This new year is still a long journey, so stay tuned to our blog to get the latest news about home building.

Final Words

Are you looking for experts who’ll help you create a modern home architectural design and build your dream home for you? 

You found the perfect partner.

CKS Projects is a luxury home builder in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions that aims to help clients build their forever homes. We’re passionate about building quality, up-to-date, and sustainable homes.

Here at CKS, we’ll help you create a home that follows the latest architectural trends. Send us a DM or call us so we can talk about it.

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Keiron Moore, Owner of CKS Projects

Keiron Moore

Keiron is well-versed in all aspects of the construction process from the pre-construction, budgeting, scheduling, logistics, and procurement through site management, turnover and closeout. Kerion is a hands-on leader who puts clients first.

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