What Questions Should You Ask Yourself Before You Decide To Build?


Building your dream home is really exciting but have you thought about everything that goes into building and designing your dream home?

Below are a few questions we have put together for you to ask yourself before designing and building your new home.

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The area you choose will determine some of the design features required. For example, in the suburbs, close to public transport you might not need a garage while out in the country, bush fire prevention will impact on design.

Questions to ask yourself

Where do you want to live?

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Lifestyle – Now

How do you live your life and what kind of house will best support that?

What worked in our current home and what would we like to change or update in our new home?

What size home?

What style of home, single or double storey or maybe Hampton Style?

How many bedrooms?

How many bathrooms?

Will you need an extra room for a hobby or guest?

What specific things do you require, a big walk in robe or walk-in pantry?

What style of floor plan, open plan, separate room or zoned spaces?

Do we have young children and need bedrooms grouped close together?

Do we have older children and need the master separated from teenager’s bedrooms?

Consider privacy aspects – we do want bedrooms facing the street or the backyard? Where are windows placed in relation to the neighbours?

How do we entertain? In a formal dining area? Casually in the kitchen? Outside?

Will the builder allow us to modify the floorplan?

How much storage spaces do we require?

Does the floorplan have enough cupboards, wardrobes, shelves?

Can the roof be used as a storage space?

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Lifestyle – Future

You want to ensure the design you choose has the flexibility to adapt as your life changes.

Questions to ask yourself…

How long do you anticipate living here?

Who else lives in the house currently? In the future?

Will we want to extend later? Which walls are load bearing and which ones can we alter?

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Questions to ask yourself…

Do you need space for outdoor entertaining, kids to play or room for a shed?

How much time do you have to maintain a garden?

How many car spaces do you need?

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Norm Wales

Norm’s discipline continued as he excelled in his trade, gaining valuable experience that enabled him to begin his own building company. With a philosophy of constant improvement, Norm developed processes for every aspect of his business.
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