We’ve heard them all before: home is where you hang your hat, home is where the heart is, or as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz put it, “There’s no place like home”. Cringe-worthy idioms aside – there’s something to be said about the concept of “home”. It’s your sanctuary, your kingdom, your little piece of paradise… Is it any wonder why so much time and energy is placed into searching for the perfect home?
While the purchase of an existing home may seem like the easier approach, there are still many influential factors that the buyer that need to consider (think location, market trends, condition of existing properties). Then there are the needs and wants of the individual and the chances of finding these in an already established house. When you put it like that – it’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to go down the custom build path – and that’s where we come in! We’ve come up with five reasons why we think your next home should be a custom built home (by Exclusive Steel Homes, of course!)
1. Custom Design = your home, your way
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Put simply, custom design offers design freedom and individual specifications that purchasing an existing home does not. Then there are the challenges that come with land specifics. With the availability of the perfect, flat block of land sometimes hard to come by – difficult shaped, small, narrow, sloping blocks are becoming an increasing popular choice. Any site restraints presented by these types of blocks can be overcome with the flexibility that custom design solutions can offer.
The unwritten risk of buying an already established home is that you never know when something is going to break down/need replacing. The beauty of a new home is that everything is new, fully functioning and most importantly – under warranty.
3. Low Maintenance
When you move into your shiny new home the chances of any major maintenance issues are incredibly low. Sure – they may develop over time, but if maintenance really isn’t your thing, there’s always the option during the design process to select materials/products that are known for their low maintenance requirements and durability.
4. Cost Savings & Efficiency
New homes are far more energy efficient than homes built five years ago, let alone 20 years ago! With the introduction of new energy codes and improved systems for both heating and cooling (not to mention the added benefits of an environmentally sustainable home design), not only is your home a healthier environment for you to live in, it should also save you money on all your heating and cooling costs.
An already established home was more than likely someone else’s dream once upon a time. While you can learn to love the colour of the kitchen bench tops, you still won’t have those 9 foot ceilings you so dreamt of. There’s something incredibly satisfying about being in charge of everything in your new home. From the design layout, to the selections for your new home – can there be a truer reflection of you?
That’s where we come in. Here at Exclusive Steel Homes, our design team specialize in designing homes that are unique to you. We work with you to create your “little piece of paradise”. Regardless of your budget, block or lifestyle, our goal is to turn your dreams into reality!