living the dream and designing your new home from scratch

designing your new home from scratch

When you first start searching for a new home, you’re likely to start browsing the housing market. This is where you can find all of the properties that are on offer in the area you’re interested in living. Chances are that you’ll end up attending a whole lot more house viewings than you’d originally expect. Why? Well, finding the exact right property for your needs is surprisingly difficult. While you may find some beautiful houses out there, you may have difficulty in finding something that you truly want to settle on and can see yourself living in for a long period of time. Maybe you’ll find something that comes close, but nine times out of ten there will be some kind of downfall with it along the way. Perhaps there aren’t enough rooms. Maybe the backyard is a little small. There might not be enough bathrooms. Whatever the problem, you should bear in mind that when you’re investing a lot of money into any property, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than perfection. But here comes the main problem. If you keep this attitude, you may end up searching forever and never actually putting a deposit down on anything. So, should you compromise or remain homeless forever? Luckily, there’s an option that can meet your expectations and ensure you’re in your perfect new home in a reasonable period of time – designing and building something yourself. Here’s everything you need to know about the process when designing your new home from scratch.


First things first, you’re going to need to secure some land. Bear in mind that land in major cities is going to come at a higher price per square metre, while land a little further out will prove cheaper. You may be pushed for space if you opt for a major city, as there’s not quite as much of the land will already be taken and inhabited. You can always keep an eye out for buildings due to be demolished and enquire about land in these instances. But remember that if you don’t mind living a little further out, you’ll have more luck and it will come with a much lower price tag.  The easiest and most reliable way to secure the right land for your property is to collaborate with professionals who have plenty of experience in the field. Get into contact with house and land builders who will be able to provide you with the right amount of land for your needs and ensure that it’s suitable for building on.


Once you’ve got your land and know how much space you have to work with, the home and land builders will be able to start drawing up a floor plan. This is essentially a scale diagram of the rooms on each story of your build. Once you’re happy with the plans, an architect will then complete the blueprint, which contractors will then be able to bring to life.

While building and designing your new home from scratch may seem like an extreme process, you’ll be living in your brand new place before you know it. It will be completely custom and perfect for you.



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