What to consider when planning a new home, hot to make sure everything is covered, and where to get great home advice
It is said that building a new home is like creating a piece of artwork. It takes time, dedication and a sprinkle of talent and pizazz. The home is the pillar of our personal space and life, and as such it constitutes the need for an emotional and expressive space. When we conceptualise our perfect home, it is filled with love, energy, excitement and happiness. We as individuals want the ‘dream home’ and therefore pour every ounce of our time and finances into making the dream a reality. But how can we quantify the perfect home? How do we measure success and happiness? How do we plan for a successful dream?
Answers cannot be uniform as every person is living a different dream. We can, however, gain some helpful insights into the planning of our perfect home through a talented group of people who aim to make your dreams into realities. Individuals who are trained to creatively bring your visions of your perfect new home to life. There are so many facets to building your new home, but with careful planning and designing you can reap the rewards and enjoy your dream home for the long run.
Making the decision to build your new dream home takes months or even years of forward thinking and planning. Before you even break ground with your builders, there are many decisions that need to be made. The great team at Arnold Property wants our clients to get their homes off to the best possible start, and this guide should get new home builders off to a great start.
Find the perfect location for your new home
Choosing where you want to live is a big decision for anyone looking at building their dream home. There are so many things to consider; do you want a waterfront view? Do you want the rural lifestyle? Do you want to be closer to shops and schools?
All these questions and more run through your mind when choosing where to live. Ideally, you may want to reside where you grew up as a child or maybe expand to bigger horizons somewhere new and exciting. The dream location comes from your own personal experiences and where you want to spend your future days.
When thinking about location, think about not only the present state of the area but also where it is heading in the future. Is there development in planned in the area? Is there room for expansion? Is the neighbourhood friendly and welcoming? What are the council like to live under? The location of your new dream home can greatly impact on the positivity of your experiences once you’re established there. The process of deciding on a location should involve research about the area, and even if you have your heart set on a certain location, it’s important to conduct some unbiased research nonetheless.
Checking for House and Land Packages available in the area is a must do step on your research list. Arnold Property can help guide new home builders on selecting the right location for their property by listening to their needs, and weighing them with professional experience, financial know-how and long term factors as well. This is going to be somewhere you settle for quite some time, possibly forever. You want to make sure that you make the right choice.
Choose your dream home design
When you are imagining your dream home, there are certain ‘must-haves’ in the design of your new home. This may include the number of bedrooms, walk-in robes, theatre rooms, alfresco entertaining areas, pools and spas or maybe even a master kitchen that the likes of Gordon Ramsay would be jealous of. But where do you start?
Your dream home is created from your visions. It must reflect your experiences and your sense of design and style. Visiting a display village of new homes can really help you to gain some ideas on how your dream home may look as a bricks and mortar structure. It also gives that chance to discuss with representatives from exceptional building companies about your dreams and how they can help to make your dreams reality. Remember, this is your dream home and the builder and design that you choose should match the vision that you are wanting.
Arnold Property can put the clients in touch with a number of reputable home building companies and architects that have worked with our team before and delivered amazing outcomes for home owners.
Managing your finances
Building your new dream home is a big commitment financially. It starts with potentially saving for a deposit for a mortgage, or you may have finances available on demand. It is important to set down a budget and stick to it. Staying on top of budgets and costings can be one of the most important factors in the construction of your new home. Based on the plans provided by your chosen builder, inclusions of cost will be outlined so you know how much your dream home is costing you to build. If you make the decision to take out a mortgage on your new home, find out how much deposit is required from your financial institution and ensure that you have enough savings to cover your conveyancing and soliciting fees.
Remember, it’s okay to have your dream home envisioned but it’s important to plan for the financials that will pay for your dream to become a reality. Have a budget in place and negotiate the areas that there may able to be some wiggle room in your finances for those purchases. When looking at your finances you should sit down with an accountant, as well as getting the advice of a trusted solicitor to look over contract and protect your interests.
Getting the right recommendations and referrals
In considering all these factors, ultimately your dream home is exactly that; your dream home. Whether you employ the likes of a custom builder or you are a do-it-yourselfer, all dreams can be brought to life. Everyone has a way of going the extra mile to make them come true. It is important to conduct significant research in all aspects of planning for your dream home. Some recommendations include employing an interior designer, working with a reputable architect and builder, getting legal and financial advice, as well as employing reputable tradespersons.
To gain further information on bringing your custom dream home to life, give Arnold Property a call for great recommendations and pointers on your journey. Arnold Property have a deep understanding of our local areas, and as such are uniquely placed to have great working relationships with the vast range of specialists that clients need to build their perfect home. Get in contact today and get your journey started off right!