Seek refuge in the bedroom
With busy lives the norm, parents are looking for a sanctuary to call their own
Queensland building firm Valcon Homes has opened its display house at VillaWorld’s Killara Estate in Logan Reserve, with the focus firmly on the master suite.
The company said the master bedroom was quickly becoming a focal point of new home designs, with buyers wanting a dedicated “parent’s retreat” as part of their new property.
“While the kitchen and bathroom continue to be the heroes of the home, people are placing increasing emphasis on the master bedroom,” Valcon Homes joint director Jason Doerr said. “As we lead increasingly busy lives, parents are wanting a space that is all their own.
“Master suites need to have enough room to be multi-functional, as some people now use them as a combined bedroom and study, office or library area.
“We have also provided an option to expand the master suite even further by adding an adjoining parent’s retreat, which can be used as a private media room – it’s all about creating comfortable and private spaces for all members of the family to have their own space to relax.”
Complying with buyers’ needs, Valcon Homes is offering four new floorplans at Killara, each with expansive master bedrooms and some with adjoining “retreat” zones. Its display house features one of the oversized master suites, complete with a 3m walk-in-robe and an ensuite comparable in size to an average bedroom.
Timber-style panelling, varied textures, simple lines and earthy tones have been used in the master suite, with wooden accents, heavy fabrics and pendant lights giving a subtle industrial feel. Black matt fixtures continue the theme in the ensuite.
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