You’ve spent ages searching for the very best block in the suburb of your choice, and finally, you’ve paid your deposit and are now ready to start thinking about designing your dream home.
It doesn’t get more exciting than this!
You probably have your dream home all mapped out in your head – entranceway here, staircase there... your classy new entertaining area right there. But will your dream design fit the reality of your new block?
At Cunic Homes, our experienced team will help you get to know your block of land, and work with you to ensure that the floor plan of your new home makes the most of your new block’s natural features – and the style of home you have in mind.
Your first consideration is orientation. And we can’t stress how important this is! You’ve heard of ‘location, location, location’ – well, now you need to think about ‘orientation, orientation, orientation!’
Finding the perfect orientation for your new home on your block of land is important in ensuring that your home captures as much natural light as possible in your living, dining and kitchen areas. These rooms are some of the most important rooms in your house, as these will be the rooms that you and your family are likely to spend the most time in – and you’ll want them to be as light and airy and welcoming as possible!
Unless you’ve got a nice flat block, our team will work with you to determine the natural gradient of the land to help you position your home to the best advantage. If you have a steep or uneven block, you may need to consider a split-level design to get the best value from your site.
You’ll need to think about if you want to enter your home via the garage, or the front (or back) door. Have you thought about what side should your driveway go? Does your driveway work with the garage location, or do you need to consider any additional off-street parking options for visitors or multiple vehicles?
You’ll also need to consider your lifestyle and what kind of areas you’re likely to want now or in the future – do you need space for a play area for the kids? Do you need a cat or dog run that’s not right up against the boundary fence with your neighbours? What about a space for alfresco dining? Are you a keen gardener?
Another thing to consider if your block of land is narrow, oddly shaped or on the smaller size is that you may need to compromise on some of the outdoor spaces to ensure your home meets your and your family’s needs.
If you are an entertainer, you’ll need to look at where the afternoon sun is so that you can maximise the warmth and light as you party on into the evening, and don’t end up sitting in a beautifully designed alfresco area that is sitting completely in your new home’s shadow.
You’ll also need to think about the indoor and outdoor flow of your home and how it will best suit your lifestyle, so that you aren’t bringing dirty muddy dogs or kids in from outside directly into your loungeroom, or forcing your guests to walk through your whole house from the alfresco dining area just to use the bathroom.
Finally, don’t forget your new home’s street appeal! Consider how your home will look from the footpath and whether you want to plant some trees or build a fence to give your family some additional privacy. Or, if you are working with a corner or rural block, you may want to think about building an acreage-style home.
Whatever your dream home looks like in your imagination, Cunic Homes are here to help you every step of the way, and give you the advice you need to design the home you’ve been dreaming of (located perfectly on your new block, of course)!
Contact us to speak to one of the New Home Consultants about how we can help you design your home to suit your block today!