How to Get Started on Building a Custom Home

September 22, 2021
How to Get Started on Building a Custom Home

So you’ve decided to achieve your dream home by not just buying a property, but also customizing it according to your vision and needs—congratulations! It is wonderful to live in a home that is the fulfillment of a long time dream. However, the process to get there can be overwhelming at times. So before you take a deep dive in, we’re here to give you a glimpse of the building process.

First things first: Budget

Whether you’re building a custom home or buying a move-in ready property, setting your budget will always be a part of the process. Based on 2018 data, the cost of building an average-sized house in Australia can range from $271,000 to $1,124,550, depending on the location and other factors. If you’d like to add some special features in your home, expect the cost to be quite higher.

You should also consider other local fees and taxes when setting a budget for your custom home. Most likely, you should also think about getting a home loan to help.

Location is essential

Aside from how you want to build your home, the question of where you want to build your home is also important. According to Bill Kaufman of WESKetch Architecture, the location of your home will influence the orientation, availability of natural light and other natural features of the site.

To help you with this, consider talking to professionals or even your friendly builders. They will be able to give you advice based on your needs and wants in a home.

The nitty gritty: home features to implement

It’s easy to turn your home into some collage of the best modern home features, especially if it’s your first time to build a custom home. It’s understandable, after all, you want your space to be on trend and beautiful. However, as much as you want your space to be attractive, you also need to consider the functionality of every home feature that you’d implement. Consider how you’d like to live in your house. Where do you enter the building? Consider your daily activities and how and where they will be carried out. Will you invite friends over? If so, you may consider customised open floor plans. Are you always concerned about security (as you should)? Maybe try integrating smart home security functionalities.

Forming the dream team for your dream house

If you don’t have a team of engineers, architects and project managers, you won’t be able to achieve your dream home even if you have the grandest idea, prime location and budget. It takes a dream team to realise your vision of a custom home that you will love for many years. So make sure you work with one that not only prioritises quality but is also willing to listen to your needs and communicate every single step of the process to you.

Quality of work is important, but quality of character may be much more so. The majority of the roadblocks on the construction path stem from a lack of trust and understanding between the builder and the client. Take your time to ensure that you are completely at ease with both the builder’s process and the individuals in their team. Discuss what you want including the timeline, the budget, and the end result.

Your dream team is within reach

BuildQ Group is a trusted home builder with over 500 projects completed. Our team of architects, engineers and project managers put emphasis on providing great customer service so we can build your desired home on time and aligned with your vision.
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We also offer a 6-year structural guarantee and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Our state-of-the-art finish with high-quality premium inclusions make us stand out from offers by other builders. Contact us today and let us discuss everything you want and need in a home.

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