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2023 Custom Home Design Trends, Geelong Home Designer

Trends come and go across many industries, and building design is no different. Take a look around your neighbourhood. Maybe each home was built in a different era, communicating the specific styles of that time. Or maybe each home is the same age but the sheer number of design possibilities are seemingly infinite. In modern times, the design of our homes is used to communicate who we are and how we live. Here, SawMill Designs covers some of the biggest trends in luxury custom homes, that also happen to be core values of this Geelong home designer.

Open Plan Living

Open plan home designs have continued to rise in popularity since the 1970s. Today, they’re what most Australians choose when designing luxury custom homes. They allow us to create visually seamless homes for clients, and are a functionally sound choice for modern family life.

Natural Light

A luxury custom home with abundant natural light is coveted by many homeowners and similarly popular amongst building designers. Plentiful natural light makes your home enjoyable to live in whilst allowing design features to shine. Your Geelong home designer will ensure your home is positioned and designed to capture the natural sunlight each day, and throughout the seasons.

Indoor Outdoor Living

Flip open any interior design or architecture magazine and you’ll see how Australia’s ideal floor plan is one that maximises entertaining space. This trend combines our love of the outdoors with an open plan design. Make use of our warm Summers by asking your building designer to focus on indoor/outdoor living.


It may feel like some interior trends simply won’t work for everyday life, despite being visually appealing. Geelong home designer, SawMill Designs, believes any thoughtfully designed home should be functional, and functionality will always be on trend. Each concept we create is one of balance. Your luxury custom home will be an innovative design, encompassing all of the above design trends, as well as being practical and future proofed. Our custom homes are designed to be enjoyed by you and yours well into the future.

If you’re ready to start designing your custom home, contact SawMill Designs online or call us on 0408 388 385.


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