When building your first home, the task ahead can seem overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to begin. You want your home to be a reflection of your personality, support your lifestyle, as well as provide a comfortable, practical living space for you and your family. Taking into consideration your current needs and future plans, here are some questions you should ask yourself to help you focus on the journey towards building your first home.
Where you choose to build your new home will be greatly affected by many aspects of your life. Where do you and your significant other work and how will you commute there? Do you like the vibrant city life, the quiet pace of the countryside or a pleasant suburban dwelling? If you have children, or are planning to, what schools are in the area you’re considering? You want to pick a location that you and your family enjoy living in but will also be practical for your work, children’s school and social life. There’s also the question of budget - what sort of locations can be considered within the budget you have?
Selecting the necessary size for your new home will need to provide for your current needs and situation - but what about the future? Are you planning on expanding your family or maybe you have children flying the nest soon? You want to accommodate for what you have now but make allowances for the future - think about what your plans are and factor them into the sort of size and space you will require.
Once you have your space figured out, you will want to lay it out and fill it with features that you want and need. Allow your life to influence these decisions and make it easier to decide - more children will need extra bedrooms and bathrooms, where will these be within your layout? Would you like your own home gym or perhaps a spacious dining room for entertaining? Sater Design offers many beautiful pre-designed layouts that can fulfill your needs and be customized to your specifications, whether you’re looking for a small, cozy home or a grand, spacious house - we have many designs for you to choose from.
One of the most exciting things about building your first home is having the freedom to chose whatever style you like! A small, quaint cottage with a cosy fireplace and inviting kitchen could be just the thing you are looking for. Or perhaps a larger home, with a spacious open-plan layout that expands into an outside verandah? Mediterranean, Courtyard, Farmhouse or Modern - with so many different styles to chose from, explore all possibilities and allow your personality to shine through the style of your home.
With these starting questions to ask yourself, you can really hone in on those aspects that matter the most and will be important in creating a home that will be a big part of you and your family’s life.