When you have decided to build a custom house, it can seem like there are infinite things to consider—square footage, layout, the number of rooms, and much more. It’s all very exciting but can feel overwhelming.
If you feel like you don’t know where to start, we can help you begin thinking about your dream home and your goals for it by discussing a few things to consider when it comes to new build designs.
- Functionality- How a space functions is the most important thing to keep in mind for new build designs. A beautiful home that just makes your life more difficult is the last thing you want. Instead, prioritize function over appearances every time—or at least almost every time. You’ll be much more satisfied with your home this way because it will be livable rather than just Instagrammable.
- Aesthetic- New build designs are exciting for custom homes because they let you choose a beautiful aesthetic. You can make design decisions that appeal to you, whether you like old and timeless styles or modern and minimalist looks. Again, it’s important to select a style that just feels like home. You’re the one living in it, after all.
- Budget- Even if you’re willing to drop a significant amount of money on your custom home, a well-defined budget is a necessity. It allows you to prioritize regarding where you will invest in high-end elements and where you will use more practical components.
- Acoustics- Sound may not be the first thing to cross your mind when it comes to new build designs, but it’s worth it to give the acoustics some serious thought. You’ll want materials that offer noise control. And maybe, if you want to have a designated space for watching movies or playing musical instruments, you’ll want to think about what design choices will create the best listening experience.