23 Nov Building a Custom Home in Sydney, What You Need to Know
When you start building your custom home, it’s like you have been given a blank canvas. This is the time when you can decide how exactly you’d like your house to look and what you’d like to add to your home’s overall aesthetic. From pining over the exterior to deciding what you’d like the floor plan to look like, the custom home design provides you with freedoms that you won’t be able to get through any other method (e.g. buying a house or renting a house).
Here are a few key benefits that you’ll experience with custom home building, due to your increased freedom. We’ll also talk about a few elements that you should think about before you start construction.
Energy Saving: when you build your custom home, you are given the opportunity to priorities energy efficiency. Through the type of insulation you use, to the standard of the geyser system that you install (solar or electric), custom home design allows you to input the latest energy-saving technologies. As such, you can forget about expensive electric bills.
Reducing maintenance frequency: as a custom home builder, you’re the boss. This means that you decide what materials you use for your house’s construction. As such, you can prioritise the use of high-quality materials such as durable tiles. This will keep you from having to regularly repair your house.
Using eco-friendly materials: if you buy a house that was built in the 20th century, you’ll typically find that the materials used may be harmful to the environment. Maybe the paint that the builder used at the time was lead-based, or the plumbing systems used poor quality copper.
Such things could make your family sick in the long run. However, when you build a custom home, you get to choose exactly what materials go into construction. As such, you’ll get the chance to build a green eco-friendly house that has the potential to be maintained within your family for generations.
What to think about
Before you start the building process, here are a few things to think about:
Your family: consider your personal needs and that of your family. Will you be working at home a lot? This might require you to build an office space. Do you have children? If you do, you’d most probably want to build a big open yard. Do you have a large family? If you do, you’d probably want to prioritise building lots of spare rooms.
Lighting: think about what you’d like to do with your space. Would you like larger more open rooms? If so, you should consider adding a bigger floor to ceiling windows. On the other hand, would you like a slicker appeal with lots of privacy? If so, you should prioritise using lots of artificial lights and installing energy-saver models.
At GBC, we pride ourselves in producing homes for our customers that match their unique visions.If you’d like to build your perfect custom house, contact us today and we will make all your dreams come true.
Would you like to learn all you need to know about extending your house? We have all that and more HERE.