Every true Aussie should have a vision of their perfect home: preferably a customized one that is made just for them and they’re in love with it, even if the image exists only in their mind. While some people imagine living in a cozy Hobbit hole, others are dreaming of spacious, bright mansions with glorious gardens. Yet, no matter what their personal preference is, they all have one thing in common – a wish to live in their dream house someday. Let’s see what it takes to make your customized dream house project come true:
Advice from a designer
Some people aren’t aware of how difficult it is to make an idea come true. Even the best ideas could have practical problems which have to be considered before you decide to buy the land. If you already own the land or you have a particular piece of land in mind, consult your landscape designer as well as an architect to check if your vision can come true. Everything has to be in order, including the position of your future home in regards to the sunlight, the view from your future home, the trees you plan to plant in the garden… When following your dreams, sometimes it is very easy to lose sight of some very simple details which could drastically improve the end results but you failed to include them in your plans in the first place.
Why build a custom home?
If you are not entirely sure whether the place you chose is the right one for your future home, you should reconsider the whole project. When building the house of your dreams, you should think of every aspect and predict some possible problems and downsides you could expect in the future. Imagine you find the perfect spot near the waterfalls but the land is on a slope. Or you build a house but you haven’t asked for permission from the community of the neighbors and you end up in trouble with the local authorities. You are building the house for you and your family, so you should carefully plan everything, perhaps even rent a house nearby before you make any decisions. By spending some time there, you can check if the environment is right for you.
Do your research
There are many ways you can research reliable home builders, and none is wrong. At this stage, you should ask your friends for advice or recommendations, and you can even ask for professional help. What is more, you can even search online, but the bottom line is that you should follow your instincts. When searching for new home construction Sydney based pages online, check for good and bad reviews. Always ask questions and try to set up a meeting with someone from the company. The feeling of mutual trust as well as treating each other with respect are usually good signs.
Avoid shady designers
Many custom home projects end in a way you haven’t expected or didn’t even want because the designers you chose didn’t understand your idea or they managed to make you believe their idea is better than yours. In truth, all they did was manipulate you, trying to make you see things their way without bothering to see them your way in the first place. Therefore, if you have any suspicions or find yourself too far away from your initial plan, you should try changing your designer, not your idea.
In the end, even though you should overthink things, you shouldn’t try to over-build them. Your house should be simple and functional, with a tasteful touch of your personality. Try not to follow trends blindly, but rather choose timeless materials and classy details. Remember that people change and you should try to focus on a décor which you will enjoy even after fifty years.