Home design has come a long way, even in just the last ten years. Open plan living, which combines the kitchen, dining room and living area in one, is the norm, and for a good reason. However, many established homes have these spaces segmented, so there's no clear flow in the floorplan.
Similarly, suppose you're a first home buyer. In that case, your new house may be set up differently to cater for your growing family vs. a downsizer who might opt for a single storey home with less space. If you live in Melbourne, you might opt for a fireplace compared to Brisbane, where you'll seek out an alfresco area. These subtle house design nuances are essential to consider when building a new home - and weren't necessarily top of mind in the past.