Add Light and Space to Your Home with a Void
by Carlisle Homes
Light, space, drama – a well-placed void can do it all. This on-trend, high-impact design feature is the perfect way to elevate your home.
Voids (or atriums) are one of the most impactful design features you can add to your home, flooding it with natural light and creating an incredible sense of space. These double-height volumes are firmly in the spotlight right now, appearing in many of the most beautifully designed contemporary homes across the country.
At Carlisle, we’ve long recognised the design value of a well-placed void. We have been adding them to the entryways of homes such as our Sanctuary Grand 48 at Smiths Lane Estate for several years. Now, we are seeing a rise in voids featuring in the main living rooms of homes, creating a truly show-stopping space for family and friends to gather.
“Adding an atrium/void is a fantastic way to make the whole house feel bright, airy, open and welcoming. It creates a very special feeling within the home,” says Shane Rogers, Senior Designer at Carlisle Homes.
What makes a void such a great feature?
A void makes for an incredible design feature in your home, enhancing light, ventilation and creating instant wow-factor. When used they make the space feel instantly larger, while giving it a sense of gravitas that really draws people in – ideal for encouraging family togetherness.
A void also draws natural light into adjoining areas, and fosters connection between the two floors of your home. And did we mention it can enhance your outlook too?
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How are they created?
By removing a section of flooring between the lower and upper levels of your home.
How do they boost energy efficiency?
Combined with well-placed windows, a void can boost cross-ventilation in your home, which makes it feel naturally cooler and reduces your reliance on air conditioning.
In addition, as your home receives more natural light, there’s less need to rely on artificial lighting, which lowers your power bills further. “Boosting natural light in a home is not as simple as just adding in a few large windows, because then the energy efficiency is reduced. In our Rothbury Grand Atrium 46 in Clyde North (Meridian Estate), we have incorporated a void to borrow light from the activity area on the first floor, using it to brighten the living area below,” says Rogers.
Where can you have them?
Voids are currently available in a selection of double storey Carlisle Homes – typically using the empty space between the two floors in the entryway to make a show-stopping first impression. They are now available in the main living area of our Rothbury Grand Atrium 46, for a bright, welcoming and impressive gathering space.
“But really, the impact of a double-height void is something you have to see with your own eyes to fully appreciate – it completely transforms a space. When it comes to design features, there’s really nothing else like it,” says Rogers.
See it for yourself
Keen to experience a void home design for yourself? Pop along to one of the following display homes: