If you are in the preparation stages of your very first build, we have made the process easy for you by listing 5 steps to building your own home. Many homeowners struggle with the decision-making process involved in designing a home. From choosing internal and external paint colours right down to cabinetry hardware, planning your new home build can feel complicated and overwhelming without the right knowledge.
Today on the blog, we want to give you a starting point. We have listed our top 5 tips for beginning the build process!
RESEARCH & PLANNING
Our number one tip is to PLAN PLAN PLAN!
Ask yourself the below questions:
- Why are you building and not buying?
- How can you make this home practical for your family and what you require
- What area’s of the home do you plan to spend the most time in (this allows you to understand what areas to allocate more money too)
- How many living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms would you like?
- What do you want my outdoor area to look like? Big back yard? Outdoor entertaining? Deck? etc etc
Once you have a clear view of what you want your home to look like, grab a pen and paper and get drawing…. You do not have to be an expert architect or draftsman for this exercise. A rough sketch will help you visualise how your new home could look and how you want to prioritise and take maximum advantage of the available space.
Before contacting a builder, supplier or designer, you need to know your budget. Work out how much you are willing to spend and then it's your job to make sure you stick to it!
Selecting a builder is the next big decision for you and your family to make. When it comes to selecting a builder, communication is everything! You need to find a professional who can give you regular updates on the build. Someone who will contact you with any questions, delays, expenses or weather interferences that may interrupt and extend the project. There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing what is going.
You also want your builder to be able to realistically stick to your budget. Keeping track of all of the expenses on paper will give you peace of mind throughout the process and ensure that there are no surprises at the end.
LOOK & STYLE
Start taking notice of houses, buildings, cafes and really work on what kind of style you like and how you visualise your own home looking. Work on a look that you are going to love and live with for a very long time, keeping in mind functionality and practicality for your family.
*Photo from Tailored Space Interiors Design Work for Tweed Coast Holiday Parks
Rome wasn’t built in a day… and your new home won’t be either.
Being involved in the build or renovation of your home means taking into consideration that you cannot put a timeframe on it. You can get an estimate, but things happen that will be out of your control… the weather, the contractors, products that may have to be put on backorder. Just remember that it will come together but it will take time.
Every home build is different and each come with their own complications. If you want to have the stress removed from all of the decision making, opting for a pre-build consultation with a Interior Designer might be the best option for you. Keep reading for more information about how Tailored Space Interiors can help you.
*Photo from Tailored Space Interiors Design Showroom located in Tweed Heads.
Here at Tailored Space Interiors, our popular Pre-Build Consultations can often be the perfect solution for homeowners looking for some professional assistance with the design elements involved in home construction.
With our expert eye for design, years of industry experience and plenty of successful projects under our belt, our qualified interior designers can take the stress out of decision-making for your upcoming build.
During our pre-build consultations, we cover off on selections for:
- Internal and External Paint Colours (including doors, skirting and architraves and feature walls)
- Selections for any other external material where not already predetermined on the plans e.g. stone cladding and brick colour
- Roof and Guttering Colour
- Window Frame and Sliding Door Colours
- Garage Door Colour and Style
- Internal and External Door Design and Colour
- Door Hardware Selections
- Robe Door Frame and Panel Colours
- Driveway Colour
- Letterbox, Clothesline and Water Tank Colours
- Kitchen and Bathroom cabinetry (if needed), including stone tops, cabinetry colours, door handles, placement of colours and materials
- Floor Coverings
There is nothing more comforting when it comes to building your own home than knowing that your selections are all going to blend seamlessly together and achieve your desired look.
As well as working directly with homeowners, our Pre-Build Consultations are also available for builders and contractors looking to streamline the building process with their clients.
Feel free to contact us directly with questions or enquire about pricing.