Things to remember Planning your Home

November 17th, 2010

There are many professional luxury, modern and country home builders all over Australia who will undertake the entire project and will offer assistance from the inception to the completion. However, everyone has their dream homes planned in their head. So, here are a few things that you must keep in mind whenever you are planning out your new home.


First and foremost are the requirements that you need to chalk out. What do you want to build: modern, contemporary or country homes, amongst others? How much space will you require? How large is your family? The number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living areas and guest bedrooms need to be decided. How much open space do you want around the house? The landscaping needs to be considered, too. Depending upon all these factors, you will need to purchase a plot or open space on which to construct your home.


After you have finalised your requirements, you will need to hire a professional architect and building company, like Glenvill, who can offer you complete building, architecture and interior solutions. You will need a qualified architect who has sound knowledge and can realise your dreams on paper and then transform them into reality.


Other things you need to make sure are taken care of are the amenities and utilities. Water, sewage, electricity, gas, etc, are all important things that need to be inculcated into the house while it is being built. Do you want to install solar panel for heating, do you want central air conditioning or heating, do you want a pool, gym, sauna, etc? These all need to be decided upon in the beginning.

Interiors & Exteriors

The interior and exterior of the home largely depends upon the style of home you are building. You will need to decide if you want a country home or a modern, contemporary home, as this will determine the way the interior and the exterior of your home is planned out. Once the style is decided, the interior designer and the architect need to sit together and make the whole plan come together. Making structural changes is a good idea only when the house is in its initial stages and this will save you a lot of money.


Landscaping includes the grounds and the trees that you want around your house. Many plots are barren and don’t generally have trees. In such cases, there are services that offer to replant fully grown trees. You need to decide the amount of open space you want, as that leaves the rest for the architect to include into the house structure. Also, plan if you want a pond or an artificial lake, as that cuts into your available space as well.

These design tips are brought to you by Glenvill, which is a premium luxury home builder and has an in-house interior design team.


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