You may have already made the choice to build from new or you may still be debating it. Either way, it can be hard to know where to begin. In order to design your own home, you need to know what you want to get out of it. Once you’ve sat down and figured out EXACTLY what’s important to you and your family, the designing side of it will come naturally.
Have a look below at some of the elements you are going to want to consider when you start designing your new home:
Let's face it, you can't start building or designing until you know where and what land you are going to have to play with. Whether you find a completely empty plot, knock your home down and start again or subdivide and build next to your current home there are still many ways in which you can tackle the designing of your home. You may even decide to use professionals such as ParkerBuilt Homes to help you decide what’s best for the land you have to work with. You should always check with local authorities about any permissions you may need to build on the land that you are thinking of using too.
Size Of Your Family
One of the best things about designing your own home is that you get to pick and choose exactly how you want it and tailor it to fit your family. You will be able to make the space just right. For this to work to it’s the best potential you need to be looking at the current size of your family, it’s requirements and if it’s going to change for example having more children or elderly relatives needing to move in in the future. The layout and size of the home should reflect your family size, how you like to live and how you like to entertain. Think about your current home, what would make family life easier if you could change it? Do you want to ensuites? Do you want your room near to the kids or at the other end of the house? Do you need a utility room? Really think about every little thing, even have a look at some features online that other houses may have for some inspiration.
Something that we wish we didn’t need to work to is a budget but unfortunately, we all do. Especially when it comes to a project like this. You will find that your budget guides you in the right direction with your product and you will need to fit your inspiration and wants into it. You should begin by getting a clear idea of your finances then think about making a wants and needs list. You will the have a clear idea of what your budget MUST cover and what can be compromised on. Sometimes you may face some tough decisions but when working to a budget you have to really think about what’s important to your families needs not it wants.
These are only three areas that you should be considering when looking at building your own home, there are many others. Do you have any tips or hints that you could share in the comments section of things that you considered?
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.