When you look around your living space, what do you see? Tired and dated decor, clutter or maybe a home that has simply outgrown you and your family. Maybe it’s time to think about moving. Time to say goodbye to the too small space that can’t contain you all any more and find a home that will allow you a little more room to breathe.
If you’ve been saving for a while, you might have your eye on one or two properties already, but if nothing seems to be working for you and you’re finding yourself coming up against properties that almost but not quite tick the right boxes, every single time then maybe it’s time to think outside the box.
Take a look at why building a home from scratch might be just the right solution for your family.
It’s Not as Expensive as You Might Think
That’s not to say it’s going to be cheap or even cheaper than buying a home but in terms of what you can add on and the space you can create using clever design skills, the equivalent size home to buy would cost you a whole lot more. Why not include stainless steel railing in the home.
The other great thing about building your own home is that you are in a great position to build in features that are going to reduce the running costs of your home, another great way to recoup on some of those expenses.
Think about smart insulation in the walls and on the roof, solar panels that can be fitted in your bespoke roofing area, windows and doors that are so much better insulated than the ones you have at the moment or that you might find in a regular home. By bringing in green initiatives for waste water and power, you could well find your energy and utility bills plunging.
Planning on growing your family, changing a room into an office or introducing some more pets into the fold? A home designed by Residential Architects will allow you to create rooms that can be adapted to suit your future needs, whatever they might be.
If you’re planning to stay put in your new home until you are much older you might include a few features that will help make your home more accessible, the same applies to anyone who has need of accessible ramps, lowered door handles and so on. Your house, designed your way for your future and current needs.
It might seem like a pipe dream. The idea of designing your own home is something for other people and not you but if you have the money, the courage and the vision then that dream can become a reality. The advantages are great and leave you with exactly the home that you need for the shape of your family now and on into the future. Do your research and dream big, that perfect home is only a design away.