When it comes to getting your future home, there are various options that you have when it comes to the design. The first and most common option that people use is to buy a spec built home. This option means the home builder had a design that they thought was the best, built it and then sold it to a home buyer. A lot of people go for this option because in the end, it is the cheapest option.
The second option that you have is to buy a stock plan that you like and have a home builder build it for you. For example, you can find a designer, choose from the one or two story designs they have to offer and then have it built. This option is more expensive than buying a spec built home but still cheaper than the next option.
The last option that you have is to pay for the services of a home design company and let them design for you the home of your dreams. You sit down with them and tell them what you need and they will do their best to design your vision as it should be. This option may be the most expensive of the three but it is the best investment in the long run as you get exactly what you want. Below are some of the perks of designing your own home.
Get Your Custom Floor Plans
This is one of the best advantages of designing your own home. You get to include all your needs (or as many as possible) into the floor plan. You can have the each and every room designed according to what you want to use it for and the furniture that you need to put into it. This means that you do not have more or less space than you require for the furniture or intended purpose of the room. It will also be shaped exactly like you would like it to be. Your floor plans will clearly show your lifestyle, tastes and preferences.
Custom Site Plans
When it comes to the home of your dreams, the exact site is quite a determining factor as to whether your home is perfect or not. A house can be made very well but if it does not sit on the land properly then it is not to your liking. When working with the home design companies, you have the advantage of fully utilizing the building site according to your vision. If you want to make the most of the views around then you can do just that. Some people would like their homes sitting in a certain way so as to take advantage of the energy flowing through the place or even the sunlight to incorporate solar energy. All these advantages can only be utilized if you go through the extra trouble of paying for a home designer.
The main disadvantage is seen only in the fact that you have to pay the home design company which is more expensive than buying a spec home or stock plans. Considering the perks however, it is a worthy investment.
This article was written by APG Homes – home designers and builders from Perth.