This is the most important thing that needs to be considered before you even begin making any plans! Once you have defined a budget you will find most, if not all, of your decisions will revolve around it. Ensuring you do not overspend is one sure-fire way to keep your stress levels down throughout the process as well as making sure the build does indeed get completed! If you define a clear budget from the get go you can be sure everything will run to plan. However, it is not uncommon for unexpected costs to occur during a new home build, such as upgraded features or appliances, so it is recommended to set aside money in your budget for this.
Location, location, location! This one is fairly obvious, sure, but it is really important to consider where exactly you want to build your new home. Would you prefer a laid back lifestyle by the beach, a remote location in the country, the hustle and bustle of the city or even a quiet suburb in town? There is no point building a home in the city if you spend all of your time at the beach! You also need to consider logistics, such as the distance to schools and work etc. You will need to question if the location would be viable for day to day life. There are options out there to suit all kinds of needs so it really does pay to do your research and look into a few different things before making your final decision. You will be spending every day and night at your home so you need to make sure it’s somewhere that suits the lifestyle of you and your family.
Now we’re getting into the fun stuff! Again, there are many different ways to approach the design of your new home, it’s all about finding the one which suits your needs best! For example you could go with a building company, such as ourselves, who offer design and building services, which means everything is taken care of and we can build a house that suits your exact needs, wants and vision! Alternatively you could look into hiring an architect, who you could direct, or you could even let them take charge. There are also companies out there who offer pre-designed homes so you can see exactly what you will be getting, before it is built. Again, it really is up to you and your needs but we encourage you to do your research before making any final decisions!
The fourth and final step is finding professionals to bring your dreams to life. You will need to look at hiring builders, landscapers, painters, electricians, plumbers and more. There really is a lot that goes into the build of a home! Again, companies such as ourselves can take charge of the project, while keeping you informed every step of the way, and we can suggest great tradesmen who we know and trust.
Once you have got these first steps sorted, it will be all go! Building your own dream home really can be a reality! If you have any further questions or would like to book in for a consultation with us, give us a call today!