How to avoid the biggest mistake when designing your new home

Posted on 23 September 2016

Would you like to save thousands of dollars whilst building your new home? Then follow this often neglected piece of advice…

Designing your brand new home is such an amazing experience to be a part of. Imagine that feeling of walking into your brand new home that YOU designed for yourself and your family…

To ensure that your dream design can come to life with the budget that you have in mind, it is vital to engage the right builder before you engage an architect or draftsman.

Practicality v’s Design

Did you know that almost 80% of custom designed architectural plans never make it to the construction phase?

The architect’s main job is putting the ‘perfect’ house design onto paper, guided by the client’s thoughts.

The problem with this is that the architect rarely ever factor in the costs involved in building it. While their intentions may be in the right place, their ‘vision’ for your new home can end up taking a huge portion from your wallet.

There is a way to avoid this and all it takes is hiring a skilled builder to make the small modifications necessary to achieving the same ‘design’ for a lot less money.

Best of Both Worlds

By engaging a builder early on during the design process, the builder is able to assist the client to achieve their dream design whilst also focusing on the practical aspects of building that home. When your architect and builder work together, they end up accomplishing a lot more when it comes to creating the ‘best’ house on a budget. The architect still has ‘free reign’ to design the house however they want it (under your guidance of course.) But, the builder serves to make sure that the architect understands all the limitations involved in the elements of their design. This way, they spend less time and money to create a home that is beautiful and functional, yet completely affordable. So, by working together the same design result can be achieved, but for a lot less money.

Save yourself this future financial headache by hiring a professional builder first, who can support you to find the most fitting architect/draftsman to design your new residence. Building a new home can sometimes be hard and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be if you remember to follow this rule.

To learn more about the questions you should ask a builder before signing any building contract, make sure you download our free guide revealing all of the critical questions.

You can download it now by clicking on the link below

Download your free guide


Back to Blog list