September 23 2021 0Comment
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What Makes A Quality Home?

We hear the word ‘quality’ thrown around a lot when discussing our dream home, but what makes a quality home? Within this blog, we address just that!

Sure, a home can be pleasing to the eye, with beautiful fixtures and fittings. But what boxes do you have to tick to place a home under the ‘good quality’ category?


A practical and flowing floor plan


“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.” — Stephen Gardiner


A poorly flowing floor plan design can make a significant impact on your home. The main goal of your quality floor plan is that it is

  • Practical
  • Provides enough space in high traffic areas
  • Considers your lifestyle and needs
  • Flows effortlessly

Let’s think of some examples, shall we? Maybe you are designing a two-storey custom home and are considering where is best to locate your bathrooms. Let’s say you have an Ensuite for yourself and a bathroom upstairs near the kid’s bedroom. But hold on, if you have guests over and they need to travel up the stairs and to the end of the corridor to use the bathroom, maybe that is not the best experience, especially for elderly grandparents?

Think about how you live and consider the most practical and seamless living experience. At this point, it is beneficial to have a sit down with your builder and discuss the best options for you to ensure you have a quality result.


High-Quality Materials


“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” – Benjamin Franklin


When thinking about a quality home, materials may be the first thing that comes to mind.
A quality home is built to last, and a lot of this longevity comes from the materials used. Durability and maintenance are crucial to consider when completing your material selection.
Ask for advice on material selections from an experienced quality builder. They will inform you on where you can get away with budget selections and areas you cannot.




“Use the best possible materials, and reveal the quality of those materials and the craftsmanship of their assembly.” – Karl Friedrich Schinkel


Quality materials are necessary, but when not paired with skilled tradespeople, the home will not be to a high standard. Experienced tradespeople that produce flawless craftsmanship is an essential factor in a quality home.



You may think ‘all new homes should be livable, right?’ But the construction of the home can play a vital role in the overall comfort and experience. With decisions like insulations, windows, lighting and many more, this is where a quality builder serves their purpose. If a home displays quality insulation and toughened thermal windows, for example, this is help with the home’s efficiency. These additions provide comfortable living during cool and warm weather changes throughout the year.


“You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney


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The ATN Difference

At ATN, we know what makes a quality home. Living by each of the areas above and much more, we have the experience to create homes built to last. As a custom home company, we are active in every step of the process, from design to construction to handover. Throughout this process, we dedicate time to producing a considerate floorplan for your lifestyle.

During the selection process, we work with you to choose the most suitable materials for your project. We have relationships with a variety of high-quality companies that we often recommend and trust to provide durable materials for reputable prices.

Quality work is something that will always be important. For this reason, we only use reliable tradespeople and experienced supervisors for our projects.

We set the benchmark high at ATN, with a goal to produce high quality, livable custom homes for our clients. And we always meet our goals!


Ready to discuss your new quality custom home? Let’s get talking today!