Building a home in 2018? You’ll want to read this…

By Gabrielle

 

When it comes to designing a home, you’ll often find yourself juggling between budget and taste – a challenging act that can be brought to perfect balance with a bit of careful planning. That’s where the professionals at Moore Architecture will step in: to make your dream home a tangible, well-planned reality.

 

 

Start with some serious research

Bury yourself in a stack of architecture magazines, visit a bunch of open homes, take notes when you walk into a space that makes you feel that touch of homeliness. This tip is all about gleaning inspiration – as much as possible! Keep a file of your home design inspiration to show your Wellington architect: the more visual this file, the better.

 

The final facts and figures

The best move you can make before walking into your first meeting with your architect is preparing a checklist of all the facts and figures that will be relevant to your home. Things like the total of bedrooms you’ll want, the floor plan that will work best (open plan or separate rooms), and the location on the property will be key factors in our planning. If there are matters that you find yourself undecided on, feel free to run them by the professionals at Moore Architecture for a second, professional opinion.

 

Step forward with the future in mind

Maybe you’re set on a certain number of rooms now, but if your family could potentially expand, it might be a good idea to be prepared for such ‘what if’s. Building a home that will be easy enough to expand is an excellent move. By doing this, you’re freeing yourself of restrictions – in case more kids come along, or perhaps elderly family members move in. You’re also giving your home that extra edge in case you plan on selling one day: a home with room to grow is always attractive to a buyer!

 

Keen for more tips from the experts? Keep an eye on our blog for more advice and info!

 

 

Start with some serious research

Bury yourself in a stack of architecture magazines, visit a bunch of open homes, take notes when you walk into a space that makes you feel that touch of homeliness. This tip is all about gleaning inspiration – as much as possible! Keep a file of your home design inspiration to show your Wellington architect: the more visual this file, the better.  

The final facts and figures

The best move you can make before walking into your first meeting with your architect is preparing a checklist of all the facts and figures that will be relevant to your home. Things like the total of bedrooms you’ll want, the floor plan that will work best (open plan or separate rooms), and the location on the property will be key factors in our planning. If there are matters that you find yourself undecided on, feel free to run them by the professionals at Moore Architecture for a second, professional opinion.  

Step forward with the future in mind

Maybe you’re set on a certain number of rooms now, but if your family could potentially expand, it might be a good idea to be prepared for such ‘what if’s. Building a home that will be easy enough to expand is an excellent move. By doing this, you’re freeing yourself of restrictions – in case more kids come along, or perhaps elderly family members move in. You’re also giving your home that extra edge in case you plan on selling one day: a home with room to grow is always attractive to a buyer!   Keen for more tips from the experts? Keep an eye on our blog for more advice and info!
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