Five reasons your next home should be custom built
We’ve heard them all before: Home is where you hang your heart, home sweet home, or as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz put it – There’s no place like home. Cringe worthy idioms aside – there’s something to be said about the concept of “home”. It’s your sanctuary, your kingdom, your little piece of paradise…and the soul reason why so much time and energy is placed into searching for the perfect home.
While the purchase of an existing home may seem like the easier approach, there are still many factors influencing the buyer that need to be considered (think location, market trends, condition of existing properties). Then there are the needs and wants of the individual and the chances of finding these in an already established house. When you put it like that – it’s of no surprise that more and more people are choosing to go down the custom build path – and that’s where we come in. We’ve come up with five reasons why we think your next home should be a custom built home (by Kurrajong Steel Homes!)
- Custom Design = Your home, your way
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Put simply, custom design offers design freedom and individual specifications that purchasing an existing home does not. Then there are the challenges that come with land specifics. With the availability of the perfect, flat block of land sometimes hard to come by – difficult shaped, small, narrow, sloping blocks are becoming an increasing popular choice. Any site restraints presented by these types of blocks are able to be overcome with the flexibility that custom design solutions can offer.
The unwritten risk of buying an already established home is that you never know when something is going to break down/need replacing. The beauty of a new home is that everything is new, fully functioning and most importantly – under warranty.
- Low Maintenance
When you move into your shiny and new home, the chances of any major maintenance issues are incredibly low. Sure – they may develop over time, but if maintenance really isn’t your thing, there’s always the option during the design process to select materials/products that are known for their low maintenance requirements.
- Cost Savings & Efficiency
New homes are far more energy efficient than homes built five years ago, let alone 20 years ago! With the introduction of new energy codes and improved systems for both heating and cooling, not to mention the added benefits of an environmentally sustainable home design, not only is your home a healthier environment for you to live, it should also save you money on all your heating and cooling costs.
An already established home was more than likely someone else’s dream once upon a time. While you can learn to love the colour of the kitchen benchtops, you still won’t have those 9 foot ceilings you so dream of. There’s something incredibly satisfying about being in charge of everything in your new home. From the design layout, to the selections for your new home – can there be a truer reflection of you?
It’s for these reasons and many more why you should find a designer/builder that specialises in designing homes that are unique to their owners!