Tips for designing your own custom home

Tips for designing your own custom home

The process of bringing your dream home to life is a fun and exciting journey.

A custom design allows you to add your own personal touches and preferences to create a unique home that caters specifically to your needs.

While there are many elements and things to consider, it needn’t be a daunting process.
We’ve come up with some simple tips to help make building your custom abode with Pindan Homes a smooth process.
  1. Plan, plan, plan
It pays to do your research and have a clear idea of what you want your new home to look like. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can. Search the internet, look at builder’s websites, Pinterest, magazines, Facebook and Instagram for inspiration. Keep a folder of all these ideas to narrow down what you really want in your dream home.
  1. Over budget
It is better to have surplus funds than falling short of what you need to put the finishing touches on your dream abode. There is more to building a house than the house itself. Things like landscaping, security gates, decking, alfresco areas, security systems and air-conditioning are finishing costs to consider.
  1. Consider your needs now and into the future
Think about how you are going to use your home. Is it to be a family home one day, or is it your forever home? Consider the placement of bedrooms, having enough space for entertaining, ample storage space and car spaces.
  1. Prioritise
There is no denying that there are many costs involved in building a home. Consider what your absolute ‘must have’ features are and what you could do without if your budget won’t cover it.
Perhaps your absolute must have is a large kitchen with a scullery? Or maybe it’s a bathroom with a deep bath and double shower. Make a list of your top 10 features to help your prioritise what you really want in your custom home.
  1. Ask advice
Speak to your Pindan Homes representative. They have expert knowledge and are here to help. They have an innate understanding of design and building methods, and can offer helpful tips and advice to help you in your custom home build journey.
  1. Build to your block
There is no point having grand plans for a sprawling one-level four bedroom, two bathroom home if your block size won’t accommodate it. Be realistic about what design best suits your block.
Also, consider the orientation of your block to make the most of solar passive design principles to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Join forces with Pindan Homes to plan, design and create a new home unique to you. Get in touch with our award-winning team to explore your options today.
Source: Pindan Homes