Homes in Queensland

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Homes in Queensland

  1. 1. by the 2M Gems Homes in Queensland
  2. 2. Homes in Queensland come in many styles, shapes and sizes. They are designed to suit our warm climate and outdoor lifestyle… in the cities, the bush, by the water or in the outback.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most homes are lowset or two storey. </li></ul>People can also live in townhouses, villas or high-rise apartments.
  4. 4. Traditional Homes <ul><li>Traditional homes are called ‘Queenslanders’. </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by large verandahs and raised up on stumps, although some versions were low-set. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed out of timber with tin roofs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Features of Traditional Homes <ul><li>Two to three bedrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Lounge and dining room </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>One bathroom and toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Timber flooring </li></ul><ul><li>Single garage or carport </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modern Homes <ul><li>Constructed out of brick (many rendered), timber and colorbond steel. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many designs. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Features of Modern Homes <ul><li>3-5 bedrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Formal lounge/formal dining/informal dining </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 Family/games rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul><ul><li>2-3toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor </li></ul><ul><li>living areas </li></ul><ul><li>2 bathrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Multi- car garage </li></ul><ul><li>Tiled, carpeted or timber flooring </li></ul><ul><li>Some now have media rooms </li></ul>
  8. 8. Roofing Materials <ul><li>Roofs are made from </li></ul><ul><li>colorbond steel </li></ul><ul><li>terracotta or concrete tiles </li></ul>
  9. 9. Most Used Rooms <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The hub of the house is the kitchen and family/rumpus room. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Covered outdoor rooms and decks are </li></ul><ul><li>also well used. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gardens and Backyards <ul><li>Some backyards are very small. </li></ul><ul><li>Gardens can be full of plants and flowers with lots of lawn. </li></ul><ul><li>Low- maintenance gardens are becoming more popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Many have pools. </li></ul>

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