Things to Consider When Planning Your New Home

Larissa Daly, 24/09/2021

Mistakes can happen, but with the right planning, building your new home can be a great experience. But when it comes to a new home that you’ve just built, mistakes can be costly. Lack of planning can cause you to go way over budget or can lead to unforeseen expenses only a few years into enjoying your new home. 

However, not all mistakes are completely unavoidable. We’ve been building Kiwi’s dream homes for a while now so know how to do it right the first time, so you can relax and appreciate your new home. 

 

Here are some factors to consider when building your new home: 

 

Pay Attention to Space 

Without a doubt the layout of your house is very important, so don’t be too eager to rush through the planning stage. Take time to consider the best way to use each space. Regardless of the size of your home you need to take space into consideration because even a massive house can run out of space if it wasn’t designed well. 

Furthermore, you need to consider how much storage space you would like to have in each room. Your garage or storage cupboard is bound to get filled up over time which will need to be accommodated for. Also, you need to consider storage in both your bedrooms and bathrooms. 

 

Air Flow 

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are crucial for keeping your home warm during winter and cool during summer. You will also have to take into account proper ventilation and humidity control as this will be crucial for you to live comfortably in your new home. 

Striving to build an energy efficient home is one thing, but actually achieving it can be a whole different story. Installing a HVAC system without proper planning can lead to all sorts of problems including mould, moisture, and bad air quality. 

 

Will Your Home Fit Your Lifestyle? 

If you’re going to invest a lot of time and energy into building a new home, it should suit your lifestyle, right? When designing your home you should consider your habits, needs, lifestyle, and future plans. 

Think about your long term goals with the home. For instance, how long do you plan to live there? Do you plan to retire in this house? Or, are you planning on starting a family in the house?   

All of these elements need to be considered when designing your dream house. They need to be taken into account to ensure that your home will be fit for your purposes. Most importantly, you need to make sure that you are designing a home that is perfectly suited to you. 

 

Let the Light In 

As time passes you may start to notice that some parts of your home aren’t well lit. So you will need to ensure that you have more than enough light fixtures in each space. Additionally, if you don’t plan your lighting well enough in the beginning you can run into the nuisance of rewiring in the long run. 

When it comes to windows you need to use them to your advantage to save yourself both energy and electricity. Well placed windows are an excellent source of natural light and can brighten up a room. 

 

Building a brand new home can be an overwhelming project to undertake, but with the help of a reliable expert, building your dream home can be a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. The Trenz Homes team is here to help so get in touch today to make your dream a reality. 

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