As your family grows, so does the need to find that ideal family home you’ve always dreamed of.
If you’re in the market to upgrade to your dream family home, your first step is most likely going to be to jump onto a real estate listing website and start trawling through all the options. But before you do, it may be worthwhile considering if building your ideal family home could be a better idea.
To help you decide which is the better option for your family, here are a few of the benefits you can enjoy when you opt to build instead.
- It’s designed to suit your needs perfectly
When you set out on the journey to find the ideal family home and start inspecting properties you think might fit the bill, it won’t take long before you find yourself making comments like ‘it’s too small’, ‘I don’t like the floorplan’ or ‘it needs a lot of work’.
That’s not the case when you decide to build. Quite possibly the most significant benefit of building a new home is that you can choose your ideal home design with a floorplan that suits your family, needs and lifestyle perfectly.
Whether you want spacious bedrooms, multiple living areas, a gourmet kitchen complete with butlers’ pantry, an outdoor alfresco or all the above, you can choose the exact home design you want. Most builders (like this Melbourne builder) will also offer a range of home designs to choose from to make the whole process easy.
- You can make it your own
When you build your new home, the power is in your hands. You have complete creative control to design a home that is a true reflection of your personal taste and style.
With the ability to choose everything from your façade to your favourite colour scheme, floor coverings, tiles, fixtures and fittings, you’ll be able to create a home where you love every single element and don’t want to change a thing.
Most builders will even allow you to incorporate some extra design features to the home to add some extra personality if desired, however this will likely come at an added cost to the initial quoted price.
- Less maintenance
Building a new home is also the ‘low maintenance’ option. Not only will it negate the need to undergo potentially costly renovations or remodelling, but because every element of the home is brand new, it’s highly unlikely it will require significant maintenance from the time you move in.
Additionally, your builder should also provide a builders’ warranty to cover any defects or issues you encounter over a specified period, giving you added peace of mind that you won’t be up for any unexpected costs.
- It can save you money
While most people presume building is going to be the more costly option, that’s not always the case.
Firstly, there is typically less competition when buying land compared to an established dwelling meaning so you may be able to save on the purchase price, but depending where you’re building, you may also be eligible for various Government tax concessions and incentives that could benefit your hip pocket.
Because the home will also be built to today’s quality standards, it should achieve better levels of energy efficiency contributing to longer-term financial savings on energy bills.
Ultimately, it’s important you settle on a home that will suit your individual family, lifestyle, needs and budget, but when there are definite benefits to enjoy from building your ideal family home, it’s well worth giving it some serious consideration.