The beauty of building is that you can create the home you want. It is a great idea to start out by scrapbooking ideas from books and magazines. You can start with one of our standard plans, and modify the plan to suit your family and lifestyle. Not all builders will be flexible in allowing changes to their standard plans; check that yours does. If you’re building a custom new home and you want to make it special, this is where it starts. You can use an architect, a building designer or take your sketches to a draftsman; however talking to your builder first can save you thousands of dollars.
Ask their opinion on where to go for design help for the type of house you want to build. We can suggest an architect, draftsman or building designer outside our company, but it is still a great idea to run the initial plan or sketch plan past us before you fully commit to a working plan. Small changes may need to be made that affect the appearance on the house, and there may be changes that can save tens of thousand of dollars on building costs. We can offer you an obligation free site assessment to discuss with you the difficulty of the site, best orientation, etc. It is heartbreaking for people to spend thousands of dollars on a plan that is basically useless to them. By working closely with the builder form the start, you can minimise this problem.
Your new home can be whatever you want it to be, a proven plan that is tried and true, or a completely unique design created to complement your personality and lifestyle. Often, it will be something between the two, that’s when a little inspiration can help. We’ve carefully selected a range of home designs to provide inspiration for your new home. You can use one of these as a starting point, do your own creation or combine elements from several to from the home that is perfect for you and your family.
Some things to consider include:
- Single, double or split level?
- What do you want the outside to look like?
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
- How much outdoor space do you want?
- What do/don’t you like about your current home?
- How important is living space to you?
This is where your dream home begins. Turn the pages and start making a list of what you need and all the things that you want.
* This article was taken from the 2020 David Reid Homes Design Magazine. Click Here To Read!