Finding the right home is never a simple exercise. From design layouts, to front elevations, agreeing on every minor detail can add stress to the entire building process. However, implementing a few key steps can help you make the big decisions with confidence, so you know you’re choosing the right home for you and your family.
Only consider designs within your budget. This may sound obvious but it’s not uncommon to be influenced by the latest display home, enticing freestanding bathtubs or flooring offers. These upgrades will have you spending well beyond your means.
Think about your lifestyle. A large open plan kitchen and dining area that flows seamlessly onto an alfresco might be perfect for those who entertain but if you love watching movies, a home theatre might be a non-negotiable. Think about your current lifestyle and how you live in your home. This will influence the layout and the most important aspects of your new design.
Single or Double Storey?
Do you want a single storey or a double storey home? Consider accessibility for those you live with and, if this is your forever home, how you’ll feel climbing stairs each day in ten years. On the other hand, you may want a second floor to separate kid’s bedrooms from the master suite and retreat downstairs.
Block Size & Orientation
When selecting a new home design, you need to consider your block of land. The design must meet setbacks and guidelines that are in place with local councils and developers, that’s why it’s important to select a design that doesn’t need major changes to fit the block.
It’s important to ensure that your living areas are facing North where possible, as this will allow the rooms to stay warm in winter months and cool in summer.
Future Proof your Home
Consider the future. If your children are about to leave home, ask yourself if you really need a four-bedroom home for two people. Alternatively, if you plan to expand your family make sure you include enough bedrooms and living areas to grow into your new home.
Design your New Home with Bentley Homes
If you are looking for a new home, Bentley Homes has the right design for you. Our range of new homes give you the ultimate choice in style, layout and building design. Contact our friendly team on (03) 9407 5000 to make an appointment or visit our website to view our full range of new homes.