Building a custom home is a dream for most people. You get to design the home you’ve always wanted, and then see your vision come to life in front of you. What many people don’t consider is where their budget sits with all of that. Custom homes are the intersection between plans and pricing. If you’re like most Australians, you have a vision of exactly what you want your home to look like, but you do need to be aware of the budget at every point. The good news is that building your dream home can be a dream process if you go into it knowing what to expect, and find the right building partner to get onboard. In this article, we’ll look at a few of the best ways to maximise your budget when building your dream home, as well as what you should look for in the builder you choose.
Painting the picture of your dream custom home
The best way to start the new build process is by meeting with your building team and discussing your vision. Most experts will have both a design and construction representative present, so that you get the most informed response. This conversation is where creativity meets functionality. An expert team will also be able to bring a practical point of view to your plans, talking you through how bringing your dream custom home to life on your budget is possible.
One of the most beneficial conversations you can have is what your home’s desired functionality is, be it an entertainer’s paradise, a haven for a growing family, or a space designed to accommodate different generations. This will allow your building team to create you a custom home that looks the part, and that matches your lifestyle as well.
Perhaps the most exciting point in the pre-build process is receiving a 3D render of your home. Ensure that you choose a builder who’s able to offer this service, as it allows you a complete pre-visualisation of your dream in 3D, meaning you can ensure that every detail is perfect before the building process begins.
Backed by your building team
There are a handful of decisions around style and finishes that you’ll need to make as you build the custom home you’ve always dreamed of. Of course, these decisions will have to fall in line with your budget. Luckily, an expert builder will be able to guide you through this process and make it an enjoyable one. The key here is options and alternatives, which your builder will most likely call ‘inclusions’. A building team should offer you inclusions that cover things like:
- Paint and finish options,
- Hardware options,
- Flooring, tiling and carpeting options,
- Tapware, basins and appliance options.
Some builders take a step further and group inclusions into different price ranges, making it even easier for you to apply your budget to your vision and end up with a custom home you truly love.
At this point of the process, it’s recommended that you go back to the desired functionality of your home. This is going to help you make decisions on what’s important to you, and what you could happily forego. It’s important to remember that creating your dream home is as much about what it looks like, as it is about what it feels like. Remember that as you design the structure of your home around your lifestyle, you should try and consider how your decor design will match it. Elements like finishings are the perfect opportunity for you to save by choosing alternatives that give you the same feeling, but that are potentially made from a more affordable material. Of course, there will be things that you absolutely won’t want to budge on. Your building team should be able help here, guiding you on finding the perfect balance between form, function and cost.
One of the things you should never have to compromise on is quality. A trusted building team will always assign an additional independent building inspector to every project to ensure that every detail of your custom home exceeds your expectations and the industry’s quality standard.
What makes Enso Homes the custom builder of choice?
As a leader in dream home building in Geelong, we know exactly what it takes to build your perfect home. From the quality of the concrete in the foundation to the last bathroom fitting, building a new home with Enso Homes means you can be sure that home features the best quality of every component. From the discovery session where we discuss your dream home in detail, to your 3D render, to the suite of inclusions package available that offers you the most affordable customisation experience, Enso Homes ensures that the dream home you end up with perfectly matches your vision.
We also apply modern techniques and energy efficient building materials, meaning that your home is built to a high energy efficiency standard, which will translate to significant energy savings and lower maintenance costs. We take care of permissions, grants and compliance information, as well as construction oversight, as well as all quality and warranty checks.
So get in touch with Enso Homes, Geelong’s leading custom home builder, and build your dream home, with a dream price tag.