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Why Home Orientation Matters in Home Design?

By Admin | Dec 22, 2015 at 8:07 am | 0 Comments |


Anyone would come home to roost when they decide not to pay the needed attention to the orientation of the home. While many people are noticed not to consider the home orientation as one thing of paramount importance, it’s in fact a vital factor when we think of maximising the energy efficiency and the value of the property.

A man’s home is his castle, as they say. However, we are here to give you some tips about home orientation, and unveil how it matters in home design. Do not worry about the time it will take. Just know that the longest way round is the shortest way home.

  • Capture the Sunlight from the North

    Have you ever heard of thermal mass? Well, just make sure that your house is oriented in a way that it delivers ablaze light from the north. Let the sunlight fall onto surfaces like polished concrete or tiles. This will help in transmitting thermal heat during the cooler months. It’s not the same when the materials are not the mentioned surfaces since materials like wood and carpet do not retain heat longer than those. This proves as a great way of energy consumption.

  • Have You Thought of Utilising the View?

    Orientation matters when it comes to the premium price you’re going to pay not only for the location but also for the views. Adding, if the views are coastal, how can you skip the point of orientation and directions? Keep reading

  • How to Utilise All the Directions?

    While the north is selected in order to bring ablaze sunlight and thus thermal heat to the house, the other three directions also, play an important role in the orientation and thereby the home design. The ideal way, however, is to let your yard face the west. Do you know why? Well, the afternoon sun has way more impact on the dwelling. So, it’s wise to set your windows high on the north side. You can also incorporate an overhang shading, first for the privacy, and following, most importantly, for the warmth in winter and the shading in summer.

While the design of the home is important and, for sure, Luxury Home Designers Melbourne will give you many options, just check out the block keeping the orientation of the home in mind. You will not only increase your lifestyle, comfort, but also save on energy bills as well as increase the value of your property.


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