Building a home from the ground up or renovating a current property into a totally new abode for our families is often the ultimate dream of most people. Sure, purchasing property outright is fantastic and can be a great place to start on the property ladder, but there’s something unique and deeply satisfying about knowing that a home is yours because you made it so, including all of its design implements or renovation strategies.
Of course, there’s a reason why this task is so satisfying – it’s very tough to complete. That said, this process or outcome is not impossible, and so difficulty should not necessarily be a measure of if or how you’ll partake in it.
In this post, we’ll give some general advice to people considering working down this route, be they hoping to build a home over years ready for retirement, or if they wish to renovate old property they already have to the core, at the very least, you’ll be able to start on the right footing:
It’s All About The Land
The land by which you decide to build your home on will determine exactly what legislative restrictions are in place by the local council (such as to what degree you can build a new structure), what the location is, the runoff points you will have to keep in mind, the depth in which your foundations can be placed, and more. A full, quality land survey is essential to help you figure out exactly what you have to work with, and this can be appropriate even for your current property and the land it resides on.
Use A Thoroughly Qualified Construction & Design Outfit
It’s important to use a custom home construction outfit that has a proven track record and a fresh approach to how homes should be designed from now into the future. Founder Haley Spinell of Scotford Homes, for instance, has established her name developing homes that not only bring with them aesthetic charm, but thorough functionality intended to last over the years, cultivating the dreams of her clients with raw practicality, often bringing more to the table than asked. Investing in a service like this can help you offset your illusions, while still securing you the dream home you’ve asked for.
Plan For The Future
It’s important to plan for the future when designing and building a new home. For instance, is it possible that gardening is important to you, if not now, but later on in life? What will you do with the treeline outside of your current property, then? Additionally, how will you properly manage and maintain a drive on a relatively steep incline, or in a house nearing the bottom of a hill? Are there safety measures you can put in now that will prevent unsafe drivers from driving onto your property and causing damage? With consultants, you can help ask and answer these questions for the better, and come to a more profound strategy that should stand the test of time.
With this advice, we hope you can properly think about designing your own home.