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You may have lots of ideas in your head about how your dream home would be, but sometimes a chat with an architect or builder will show you that what you have envisaged will not work. You will still want it to be as close as you can get though, so what things should you be considering to turn your dream into a reality?
Pick The Right Site
Having the right site can matter for so many different reasons. For instance, the consolidation of the earth can make a difference to the type of foundations your home would need, and this can add a huge amount to the building costs. The more compact the earth is the less you will have to spend on foundations and the more money you will have left for the actual structure.
Location is also an important factor when it comes to amenities and the quality of the neighbourhood.
Walk Through The House In Your Mind
When you want a place to be yourself you have probably already walked around your dream home in your mind many times. Now that dream may become real you need to do this again, although these days with virtual reality, architects can often take you a walk around a home as though you were really there. This will allow you to tell them about anything you would like done differently, and for them to tell you why it can’t be done the way you want.
Always Use Professionals
Although you may have lots of ideas fixed in your head you should leave the actual design and planning to the professionals. There is so much more to planning the building of a property and they have trained for years to have the right knowledge.
Of course, your ideas are crucial when it comes to the design, but they will also have enough experience to point out things that might work a little better. Generally, architects and designers are dedicated experts who will guide you through all of the processes step by step.
Make It Energy Efficient
All new homes are far more energy efficient than they used to be, but that does not mean you cannot add a few extras to make yours even more so. Have the cavity walls insulated and used low energy light fittings, such as LED and straight away just those two things will reduce the energy costs for your home. Things like double glazed windows will be done automatically, but you could also have external doors that seal so stop drafts coming in.
Energy consumption is now something many purchasers consider and if further down the line, you want to sell your home, you will be glad that you made it as energy efficient as possible.
When you have found the right location, got the design just how you want it, all you have to do now is wait for the builders to finish the job. Then you will be able to move into your home that for such a long time was just a dream.