If you have ever imagined living in a home that you have helped design and build, you are in a band of many. Why not take the actual steps to realise your dream? You could join all those with a wish list incorporating the kitchen of your dreams, or anything else you desired. How about a deluxe garage to house your toys, or a magical en-suite bedroom? Perhaps you’d like a separate hobby room or a built in Jacuzzi?
The list is endless and the truth is you really can have the home that you desire. Building your home is no longer the preserve of a lucky few dreamers and DIY nuts. A home you have chosen and even helped design is waiting for you right now.
A sense of accomplishment.
Providing a roof over your head for you and your family is one of life’s great achievements. Even better is having a hand in designing and building exactly the home you want, where you want it. Few achievements come even close.
A sound investment.
A dream home is not just a cool idea and a great achievement; it is a financial win-win. Typically, your costs are lower, your space is bigger and with you having total say in exactly what you want and where you want it, you can save money. Building your own house saves you between 10% and 20%. That means by the time you move in; your house is already worth more than you paid for it.
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These days there are hundreds of options for building your home. You can choose to have as much input or as little as you want. You might never go near a power tool, but you might choose to help out with the labour, thereby saving even more money immediately. You do as much or as little as you want to do.
You choose the design.
This is probably the number one reason we get so excited about building our homes. We get to say what we want and where we want it. It goes without saying that you will be getting state of the art efficient materials created with the latest technology. You choose everything from the radiator caps to the taps.
Ready to go plans are available.
Whatever type of house you want, the chances are there is a design to suit you. Fancy a funky townhouse? No problem. Country house plans are available if you desire something a little more relaxing and serene. It is also entirely possible to put your personal stamp on a design. This process is a win-win all the way.
Building your house can take just a matter of months. You choose the design and you choose the contractor. You even get to pick the plot. And these days financial centres are used to dealing with custom designed projects.
From day one you are in total control of the costs and you get to see your major asset being built right in front of your eyes. You’ll be consulted every step of the way and end up with an amazing state of the art home that really you did everything to deserve.