If you were to speak to any current property owner, the vast majority of them would tell you that even though they loved the location of their home because it was close to schools and local shopping centres, they were never really happy about the design of their property because they never had any real input into it in the first place. Building contractors picked designs that were cost effective for them and that were easier to build in large numbers. The only input that many contractors will allow you to have an influence on is the kind of kitchen units that you would like installed or the bathroom suite that you would prefer. Apart from that, you had absolutely no control over what the building and designing of your new home was.
Many people are not happy with this outcome and so they have decided to build their own properties and to turn to a building contractor that will listen to them and understand their needs. They also want to talk to architects that can provide them with high-end residential designs that can help to create a property like no other. If you were to go to visit the many residential projects throughout the Melbourne area, the one thing that you would see time and time again is that one property looks exactly the same as the next. If you want your dream home then you’re going to have to pull out all of the stops to have input in its design so that it ends up being built the way that you want. The following are just some of the reasons why it is so important to have your input into designing your home.
- You decide the number of rooms – Everyone’s needs are not the same and so while some may want more bedrooms, others may want more bathrooms in their stead and so you will have total control over the types of rooms that will go into your house. Clearly you will need to talk to your architect and your builder to see what is possible with the space that is available to them and the budget that they are working with.
- You decide the size of your property – You may have purchased a piece of land, but there is nothing that says that you have to cover this whole space with your new home. You may want something that is smaller because it is easier to take care of and to manage and your architect will give you an idea of what can be created for you.
- You decide the budget spent – This allows you to have a lot more control than people have who just buy a property that is already built. You can talk to your architect and building contractor and they will help you to be able to purchase building products and other things at below market price. They will also be able to get you tradesmen that are exceptionally good at what they do and so this will save you both time and money.
Everyone needs to remember that their new home will be the place that they will probably be staying in for the next 20 to 30 years or longer and so it is incredibly important that you get it right the first time.