WHY BUILD A CUSTOM HOME? WITH THE MAJORITY OF BUILDERS OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF DESIGN PACKAGES, IT CAN BE TEMPTING TO JUST TAKE THE QUICK-AND-EASY ROUTE AND CHOOSE SOMETHING “OFF THE RACK”. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU TAKE A MINUTE TO CONSIDER WHAT YOUR HOUSE MEANS TO YOU, THEN THE BENEFITS OF A CUSTOM DESIGN QUICKLY BECOME CLEAR.
You want your new house to be more than just a building - you want it to be a home. You want it to be the sanctuary where you get away from all of the stress and pressure of life, to be the place where you make lifelong memories with your friends and family, to be a comfortable space where you can relax, entertain, pursue your hobbies and live the life you want to lead.
In short, it needs to be a special place that suits your unique needs and reflects your personal tastes and lifestyle.
Choosing to go the custom design route entails the following benefits:
Building a custom home is all about the power of being able to make your own choices. You have the opportunity to work with a designer to create something special - to really build the home of your dreams. It gives you the freedom to choose everything exactly as you want it including appliances, wall and floor coverings, trim, custom cabinetry and amenities. After all, a dream shouldn’t be something you have to compromise on.
SENSE OF PERSONALITY
A great customised home is able to reflect your individual style and personality in a truly unique way. Have a treasured piece of heirloom furniture that’s been passed down to you from previous generations of your family? Why not incorporate it into the design of your home by matching the woodwork or design some space around it to really make it stand out? If you’ve got an amazing art collection then you can design your entire home to highlight your most prized pieces with gallery walls and specialised lighting. The only limits are you and your imagination.
Rather than trying to work around a pre-existing floor plan or having limited options with a semi-custom home, a custom design will allow you the flexibility and functionality to eliminate unused space and adapt the floor plan to your needs and lifestyle. Whether it’s a home office or work studio, open plan kitchen and entertaining area or separate guest quarters and amenities, you’re guaranteed to end up with exactly what you need.
LOT CHOICE AND PRIVACY
Choosing a custom design also means you’ve already chosen your ideal area or individual lot and can design your home around it. Whether you want to engage with an active community in an open manner, want the private seclusion of a wooded area or have lots of wide-open acreages to take advantage of, it’s up to you. You can also design your home to provide a maximum level of privacy or take advantage of stunning views if you’re lucky enough to have them (or even do both simultaneously).
It’s not necessarily true that a custom built home will always be more expensive than a pre-planned or semi-custom home. In reality, your custom home is able to be designed to fit within your budget. Fittings, materials and special features all have a variety of price points - so you’re able to come up with a unique design at a price that works for you.
Thinking of taking advantages of these benefits and building a unique, amazing custom designed house that will perfectly match your needs and personality? Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help make it happen.