What should I consider when building a new home?

29 May 2018

It is certain to say that building a new home is no mean feat. Although at first, you may think it is important to look at the big picture of developing your land. However, it easy to forget about the small, but critically important details. In this post, we have outlined ten tips that we consider to be the most important when considering the finer details of your build.

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10 things to consider when building a new home

Do research. Ensure that plans are frequently reviewed so that last minute updates can be accommodated. Saving you time and money in the long term. As once building has commenced, changes to plans can be costly.

Decide on electric outlet locations. Locations of sockets need to be appropriate for items such as aquariums, Christmas trees or TVs. Remember that building a property from scratch allows you to get it right the first time. So really make use of this opportunity.

Design your laundry room to suit you. Ensure that you have access to plentiful storage. Consider location of appliances and ironing boards. As well as space for drying clothes.

Consider a wide hallway. Your hallway is the first impression of your home. Which is why you should consider making it as wide as possible to really maximise the space.

Make drains work well. It is important to have a well-designed drainage system. Make sure to inspect the system while it’s being built. This ensures that the infrastructure meets your exact needs.

Consider installing taps and electric sockets outside. Taps and sockets are incredibly useful outside. Speak to your builder about this. As your outdoor lifestyle can be greatly enhanced.

Utilise tall ceilings. This can make your home feel open and spacious.

Have plenty of storage. Not only is it useful for inhabitants, it also makes your home look more bespoke.

Spend money wisely. Property budgets can quickly become out of control. So, prioritise accordingly and include essentials first and foremost.

Think about insulation. Insulation allows you to save money and keep your home at optimum temperature.

How will your doors open? Ensure that all doors open the correct way. And ensure light switches are located in the correct place as well.

Who should I approach when considering a new build?

Phoenix Design Management. We can design new builds for small and medium sized plots. And we are capable of advising on a number of design topics. If required, we can create 3D imagery and virtualk walkthroughs for your project. And can use draft materials to give customers better indication of price. If you are thinking about a new build, why not contact us today and see how we can help.

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