5 Things to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

As a leader in custom built homes in Geelong, Enso Homes can help you every step of the way, in bringing your dream home to life. Let’s go through five things to avoid when building a custom home.


Overpriced Locations

Location is key, whether you’re buying new or working on a custom home design Geelong. While you want to choose the ideal spot for you and your family, you also don’t want to pay a grossly inflated price for an overcrowded area that isn’t worth that much. Lot size and proximity to local schools, shops, and parks, are important considerations for custom homes Geelong.


Design Above Function

There’s an adage that form follows function, however, it’s easy to get caught up in innovative interior design. Before you know it, you might be going overboard with design elements that don’t really work for your everyday life. Remember to take a step back and look at custom homes Geelong with common sense, as functionality should override aesthetic.

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Second-Guessing Yourself

The custom design and build process is exciting, although it can also be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. It’s best to go with your gut, make informed decisions and stick with them. Having too many opinions doesn’t help either. Try to stick to a core team of decision makers such as you, your partner, and an interior designer, if you have one.


Short-Term Fads

You may be interested in a home design trend right now, but will it last 5 or 10 years down the road? There’s no way to know for certain, but when in doubt it’s better to lean toward more neutral options, rather than a cutting-edge design. This way, you’ll find the best custom homes Geelong has to offer, that will last in both aesthetic and function. Neutral colours always stand the test of time, while bright colours, hardware styles, or roof designs could eventually date your construction project, if the fad goes out of style. 


Inexperienced Team

Finally, not going with the right builder is another thing to avoid, when considering new custom built homes Geelong. You need a trusted team with a professional approach and an outstanding reputation in the local community. Don’t settle for anything less than the best, when building your family’s dream home!


Learn More About Custom Home Design Geelong

Ready to move forward with a beautiful custom home design Geelong? Contact Enso Homes on 03 5240 9300 to discuss your custom home project today. Alternatively, you can contact us online and see what we have to offer.

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