Design Trends

Site Orientation & Characteristics

Continuing our look into passive design principles, we look at the importance of site orientation and how to use it in your original design. Image: Passive Epringham House, MSG Architecture 2015 A clever site responsive design can reduce heating and cooling loads and the need for expensive upgrades for the comfort of your home. When working on the initial…

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The Kitchen – Scullery

   https://au.pinterest.com/central_avenue/scullery/ Is the scullery a fleeting design trend, or is it here to stay? The scullery has become a popular design feature in many new homes today. But is it a fleeting design trend, like the formal dining, and sunken lounge rooms of the 1980’s and ’90’s? Or is it here to stay? What…

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Get your kitchen Design right

In this series of posts, we discuss the most important area of your home, the kitchen, Life revolves around the kitchen, it’s no longer the place that is only for meal preparation and cleaning up. It’s where the kids do their homework, a great place to sit and have a coffee, have a casual celebration,…

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Passive Solar Designs by Central Avenue Homes

Passive solar designs

Construction, insulation and materials for passive designed homes We previously took an in depth look at passive design, house site characteristics and site orientation when designing a solar passive home. Double brick has always been the construction method of choice for new homes in Perth, WA. This is certainly not the best method of construction…

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Incorporating Passive Design To Create Sustainable Suburban Homes

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Incorporating Passive Design At Central Avenue Homes we try to use passive design principles so our clients benefit from comfortable environment. This assists with lower heating and cooling costs. In this post we discuss what Passive Design is. The key principles and how they can be used in your new home design. We encourage our clients to explore this topic further…

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