Why you should utilise existing designs for your new home

If you want to build a new home, you might be tempted to create your own design. But why not utilise the high level of expertise and knowledge

Why utilising existing designs comes with advantages.

Many people who want to build their own home will have some great ideas on what they want. They might even go as far as hand drawing or sketching up their designs that they’ll then take to a builder.

But more often than not, these people lack any sort of design skills or don’t have a comprehensive understanding of smart designs that will actually work. This will often result in a home design that’s simply dysfunctional.

If you’re planning to build a new home, what you need to understand is that it’s important to put your trust in a professional and experienced building company that’s fully versed in how a functional home should be designed so that it’s actually livable.

We’re not saying that designing your own home by yourself is out of the question and that everyone fails at it. We’re sure there are situations out there where it works, and that’s fine.

Utilise the building company’s designs to get the best results.

All professional building companies will have their own designs that you can choose from. These designs have been created using extensive knowledge and skills to come up with great homes that are functional and comfortable to live in.

While any builder will appreciate that you will have your own ideas, why not allow the people with the experience and skills help you get a home that you’re absolutely going to love?

Take a look at the designs on offer and appreciate how good they actually are. You might want to make a couple of tweaks to suit your particular lifestyle and that’s fine. But consider perusing the building company’s designs first before you start thinking about what you want in a home.

You might actually be surprised to find one or two available designs that will suit you perfectly. Or you might find that you love quite a few of the available designs and then have to decide which one you’re going to choose for your new home.

Focus on the concept and put your trust in the builder.

When it’s time to have your dream home built, you should solely focus on the concept of what you want to achieve rather than get down to the details and specifics of how it will all come together. For example, how many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Are you looking for an open-plan design for the living areas? Do you want a separate area that you can use as an office space? Do you love lots of light in your home?

Jot down all these ideas that you can take to a builder. The builder can then show you a range of already created designs that are likely to meet your needs. You might even find one that you will fall in love with and that has even more features that you hadn’t thought of.

When talking to the builder, allow the design consultant to guide you. Put your trust in their years of experience in creating functional designs. When you do this, you’ll end up with a home that has all the features that you want but also one that will incorporate clever design elements to make your real-living experience that much better.

A knowledgeable builder knows from experience what works.

At Manor homes, we constantly see potential customers who come along with their own designs and they’re adamant that this is how they want their home to be built. But we can see instantly that what they’ve drawn up is just not going to work.

But this gives us a starting point and an idea of what the customer is actually looking for. We then have the ability to pull out some of our existing designs and make some suggestions for a couple of tweaks to our designs to match exactly what the customer is looking for.

We’ve been in the building industry for over 32 years! This means that we don’t just build homes but also have extensive experience in functional design. We create our designs or standard plans from a practical viewpoint with lots of carefully thought out and clever design aspects.

Plus we find that because we build modular homes, it forces us to work with good design principles so that we can maximise space and incorporate functional layouts. There are actually 10 key architecture design principles that we understand well and use in all of our designs.

What are the benefits of having your home designed by an experienced building company?

There are numerous benefits to allowing an experienced building company to design your home. These include:

  • Maximising the interior space so you don’t end up with pockets of wasted space
  • Creating functional floor layouts and zoning that provide a good flow throughout the home
  • Selecting quality sustainable materials
  • Providing balanced and proportional styling both inside and outside the home
  • Expert assistance with interior colour selection to ensure that there are no clashes
  • Incorporating energy efficiency into the overall design to help reduce your energy bills
  • Ensuring that the home has adequate storage solutions

In other words, an experienced builder will look at all the things that you probably haven’t thought of and then incorporate these into the overall design.

Be guided by someone who knows what they’re doing.

At the end of the day, we want you to be perfectly happy with the home that we’ve designed and built for you. That’s why we would encourage you to put the design aspects of your new home into the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing.

So by all means, bring us your ideas and the elements that you want in your new home. But let us guide you on how all of these ideas and elements can be incorporated into a clever design that’s going to be functional and provide you with a home that you’re going to absolutely love.

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