January 21 2022 0Comment

5 Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

Having your dream custom home designed and built for you and your family is an exciting experience. Though the journey can have its ups and downs, there is nothing quite like having your dream come to life. But first, let’s talk about what you should consider when building a custom home.

 

Your Vision

Building a custom home goes way beyond just knowing your style. Before anything, you need to understand how you aim to use the space and your lifestyle. When you highlight these areas in your vision, you will then be designing a home that is practical and suited to you and your family’s needs.

Pretty AND practical is key!  

 

Your Block

One of the main benefits of a custom home is the ability to optimise your block.

Do not waste this opportunity!

If you have a sloping block, there may be many challenges that come with it. But with an experienced builder, this can be an opportunity to highlight an exceptional view.

Most importantly, the orientation is significant when considering your block of land. Designing the home to optimise the orientation can enhance the natural light and efficiency.

 

Build A Team

Behind every dream home is a dream team.

Building a great team of builders, architects and designers is the key to a successful building experience. Having all parties working together allows for different experts to produce the most practical and ideal result.

If you find your builder first, they will likely have architects and designers they often work with and recommend.

 

Vision And Budget – Find The Balance

Statistics show that most architectural designed homes never get built

Why?

Because if your vision and ideal budget is not instilled in the architect’s mind during the design process, the concept can blow the budget, preventing it from getting off the ground. Of course, architects have creative license, but it is essential to discuss how to keep the design within budget so your dream home can become a reality.

 

Build For The Future

If you are building your dream home, you must plan for the future!

How will your living situation look in 5 to 10 years?

Will grandkids be visiting?

Will grandparents be moving in?

Think of these big questions to ensure your dream home can account for any future changes.

 

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If you are ready to start the process of building your dream custom home, give ATN a call today!  

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