Building a new home is a big undertaking, and you want the finished home to be able to grow with you and your family. You need to choose a house design that has the ability to accommodate your family and their changing lifestyle for years to come. The following are some simple tips to help you future proof your floor plan design.
The more bedrooms the better
Even if you only need 3 bedrooms at the moment, if your budget and block size can accommodate it, consider upgrading to 4 or even 5 bedrooms. The more bedrooms a home has, the better. Extra bedrooms means that you have plenty of space for hobbies and storage, room in case you expand your family, and also somewhere for guests to stay overnight. As well as all these advantages, the more bedrooms a home has, the better the resale value.
Pick an enduring elevation style
There are so many trends when it comes to home design, and these trending features tend to go in and out of style. Instead of following the current trends, choose your home elevation based on what appeals to you. Choose something that you will love for many years to come, it is your home and you want to be happy with how it looks.
Consider block orientation and lighting
Do your research and consider your block orientation and lighting when planning your new home, getting it wrong can be costly and inconvenient. Take into account Winter and Summer sunlight – you want to ensure the summer sun can light your home without heating it too much, and also try to position your home to be able to get as much natural light filtering through on the darker Winter days. Think about where you want your windows and rooms to maximise the natural light in your home, your building consultant will be able to advise you on this.
Consult an interior decorator if your budget allows
Decorating the interior of your new home is one of the most exciting stages of building, but it can also be confusing. Choosing a theme and style for an entire house is a huge job, there is so much to consider. Although it might be an extra cost to hire an interior decorator, it could save you money in the long run, choosing a theme that will go out of style quickly will mean you have to spend money updating. A professional will be able to give you advice on how to make sure your home looks great for many years to come.
Talk to a design professional about your floor plan design
This is one of the best pieces of advice for anyone building a new home, talk to a design professional. They know what will work and what won’t, and they can advise you accordingly. Our team of home building experts can turn your ideas, wants, and wishes into a first home you will be super proud to call your own. Contact us to get started on your home ownership journey.