How To Start Planning Your Custom Home Build

For homeowners who are not content with simply purchasing a pre-built, cookie cutter home, there is always the option of building a uniquely designed, custom home. Building your own home can be a truly fulfilling and rewarding experience, as well as a challenging one. With a robust plan and the right people by your side, however, you can make even the most ambitious idea a reality. Read on for Enso Homes’ guide to custom built homes Geelong residents can take into consideration.

Finding Inspiration

These days, the internet gives us unlimited access to nearly the entire history of architecture! This means that your custom home can incorporate design elements from any time, or even feature a style that has been forgotten, but that speaks to your unique aesthetic. 

Developing a building philosophy and collecting images that reflect the kind of home you want will always help you, when it comes to figuring out what you want for your home. Websites such as Pinterest are a great place to start looking at design ideas.

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Making a Floor Plan

Creating a floor plan is the first tangible step towards making your dream home a reality. The floor plan will be a sketch of the house, with its layout and size, and will determine where the rooms and outdoor areas will be located. 

The floor plan will help you visualise the flow of the house, as well as give you an idea of the potential of furniture and design elements to add in later. You can find basic floor plans online that will help you understand how to create one and how to read them correctly. 

Finding the Right Team

For building a new home Geelong contractors and architects will be an important part of your team. Always choose an architect who is passionate about bringing your vision to life and who will provide you with the expertise when it comes to the build process. This ensures your home is practical and takes care of all your needs. A contractor will be responsible for the actual build, as well as making sure your home is built using the best materials possible. 

The professionals will also help you with pertaining relevant permissions and completing site inspections, which will ensure that there will be no compliance issues moving forward. 

The Build

At this stage, the foundations are poured, walls are erected, and your vision begins to take shape! Construction of a custom home can take up to 18 months, to make sure that every measurement and detail is executed correctly. 

Moving In

Once your home is built, your team will perform a thorough clean-up of the site. They will then begin landscaping the outside of your home, leaving you free to move in! 

Quality Custom Built Homes Geelong

Building a new home Geelong? At Enso Homes, we provide end-to-end home building services, including architecture design and the employment of highly experienced contractors to ensure your home is built just the way you want it. Contact us today to speak to our team and find out how we can build your custom home.

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1. Our standard floorplans

Choose from our architecturally inspired floor plans and facades. They are beautiful, carefully curated new home designs, created with knowledge, emotion and consideration for how you live.

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2. Make ours yours

Choose one of our standard designs and reconfigure it to make it yours. Customise – Change – Create – Invent. Add your personal touch without redesign fees.

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3. Custom homes

It’s your new home, exactly how you imagined it. Starting from scratch, we will work work with you to design your new home and help bring it to life. Use your own plans or work with our architects who will inspire you to create something truly unique and memorable.

I want a custom build

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