Eurohouse Kit Homes is committed to designing homes that strive to respect the natural environment through the use of
environmentally sustainable design principles. These design principles, such as maximizing northerly orientation, capturing
prevailing breezes or incorporating thermal mass, all strive to promote year round comfort without excessive energy consumption.
Depending in which climatic zone your home is located there are appropriate and cost effective design strategies which will reduce
your home’s carbon footprint. We appreciate that every project has its own set of functional and budgetary challenges, however, we
believe there is always an opportunity to ensure that the project contributes to a more sustainable built environment.
The land is the house
Use the available land in its entirety, from boundary to boundary, and make every part of the site add to the residents’ lifestyle.
Make the land and all its aspects available for the residents to experience and enjoy.
Make the most of the climate
Ultilise all the aspects the climatic cycle has to offer and provide structures that allow residents to manipulate the environment to suit their lifestyle.
Reduce the carbon footprint
Apply ecologically sustainable principals that incorporate climate control, rainwater harvesting and energy efficient design.
Zone the living environment
Provide a zoned living environment that allows both privacy and interaction.
Provide appropriate transitions from communal street areas to private residence areas, while considering community safety and household security.
Create a range of visual elements that reflect the unique time and place of the estate and incorporate an iconic quality that evokes significant emotional responses and associations.
Deliver an affordable product
Deliver the product in a cost effective package that is both saleable and buildable, and uses readily available technology.
Continue to refine, develop, diversify and improve the product through interaction with the marketplace.
Generally, properties that overlook rural, water or golf course settings command design principles that deliver grand residences with superior
finishes. The internal spaces of these houses are often large, dynamic and open, designed to take advantage of the surroundings, and have
retreat areas that tend to be private and segregated.
The abundance of living area enjoyed by these homes does not, however, mean that space should be wasted, nor does it mean that the home
should become less functional or that climatic and security concerns should be overlooked.
When creating the Avalon, Eurohouse Kit Homes incorporated a number of elements designed to fully utilize spaces within the home to create
a truly desirable living environment. The Avalon has a well-defined transition from public to private space between the footpath and the home,
followed by a separate secure transitional space that leads to the front door, giving the house a grand entrance. An expansive vista runs from
the secured space at the front door right through to the dining and lounge areas, then to the outdoor pool and to the landscape beyond. Coupled
with three-meter high ceilings, the effect is dramatic.
In other versions of this home, such as the Portofino, the ceilings throughout the entry, dining and lounge areas have been vaulted to a height
of five meters, further enhancing the effect.
The modern kitchen requires good design and clever detailing to provide space for appliances and areas for cooking and storage.
A design that hides these elements away, leaving a series of clean lines and smooth surfaces, can be the most visually effective. Aluminum
can accentuate good design and when used as edging on veneered or lacquered doors can create a striking result. Aluminum also adds a
contemporary look to opaque glass and acrylic doors.
Horizontal by design is another feature of the contemporary kitchen. The use of wide low wall cabinets with lift up doors can make storage easier
to access, whilst wide drawers with integrated specialized dividers and steel runners are convenient to use and provide excellent organized storage
Color can be used to create visual warmth, especially through the use of colored back-painted glass splash backs, which allow an individual touch.
High textured wood grain finishes in rich strong grains, burnt oranges, reds and some grays can also bring kitchen designs to life and create a
The Principles of Ergonomics should be considered and include the use of varying bench top heights to cater for different uses and functions,
as well as installing raised dishwashers to allow ease of use.
Lighting has become an integral part of kitchen design, especially through illuminating preparation areas with feature lights and creating ambiance
with subtle shades of color.
The use of solid surface bench tops including hygienic acrylic and quartz based materials allow modern streamline preparation areas in the kitchen.
The kitchen space is the communal space; it is the hub of the living areas and should therefore be fluid with the rest of the house.