When building your new home, careful planning is vital if you want a positive outcome. It’s important to choose builders you can trust and to have extreme keen attention to detail throughout the whole building project. Before you start you need to consider the future and what might happen? Is there a chance your family is going to get bigger? Will you be holding dinner party’s etc? You could have a good idea of how you want your house to look or the actual amount of sq. ft. you need, but there are a few specifics that are most often missed when people are building new homes.
The Air conditioning system in your home can be a crucial detail that you really do not want to forget. If the air conditioning system is isn’t carefully designed you might end up having mold or mildew, or a variety of other problems. You need to pick an air conditioning system that is big enough to take care of your homes sq footage and is also installed correctly for optimum energy conservation and ventilation. You could also consider a system to keep the air clean as well. The air inside your house is over twice as dirty as the air outside due to the use of cleaners, cooking and other factors. Using a home air filtration system that is designed to keep the air clean and fresh, the air quality inside your home could be improved significantly.
Storage space is usually one of the main things that gets over looked. It is very easy to organise for an area of sq footage, but how much of that area will be used for storage? In the bedroom for instance do you want a walk in wardrobe or would you prefer a larger bedroom? You also need to take into consideration how big you will need the lined cupboard and pantry to be. You obviously do not want the amount of storage space to take over the house but you do need to consider just how much storage space you will need.
There is also no excuse for having poor lighting in a newly built house. There should obviously be plenty of lights in each room, but equally there should also be plenty windows and skylights in the rooms. When you have natural light coming into a room it not only brightens the rooms up but us also use a lot less electricity. An amazing number of houses do not have enough light in them.
Added rooms over and above the number of bedrooms you require are another thing to be aware of. Think about whether you would actually use a games room or work out room. One idea might be to make some rooms multi purpose, like a combination games room and guest room, at least then you can be sure that the room will actually be used. Another thing to take into account is the placement of your laundry area. Some people prefer to have their laundry area in the farthest out of the way area as possible, others like it close to their bedrooms. When you consider your bedrooms you want to be placing them as far as possible from noisy areas like the sitting room and kitchen.
One thing not to do is to let the development team try to influence what it is you require. You are the better judge of what you and your family needs the most. Obviously you can take suggestions that they make into consideration, but make sure that what you want is foremost. Building a new home is a very time consuming and lengthy process, and you need to be certain that you will get what you want at the end of the day. The beauty about having your home built by Ticknall and Derby is that everything is done by us, so you only have one person to talk to and organise things with. Nothing will get lost in the Chinese whispers between independent architects and builders. All of our teams work with one set of documents, so everyone has the same information.