Think about how you live now and how you would like to live in the future. What is important to you and your family? Try writing a list of all the things you would like in your new home – start off with the basics first. Your answers will help your Architect or design professional craft the perfect house for your situation.
Purpose: Is the home going to be your permanent residence, holiday home, air bnb rental or investment property? This will define how much space you may require, what you want to spend and the layout of house.
Type of build: Do you prefer a two-storey or single level home? Are there views you want to capture or is it a narrow urban block where a second level may give you extra floor space? Also consider the longevity of the home when thinking about this – such as your ability to navigate stairs with children or your mobility within the home as you age.
Size: How many bedrooms, living/entertaining spaces & bathrooms do you require? Will you want a space for guests? Are you planning on having more children or will the children need their own rooms as they get older? Again, consider the lifecycle & purpose of the home.
Space: Do you like more intimate spaces, larger open plan environments or a mixture of both? This aspect really dictates the floor plan arrangement that will best suit your living situation.
Flexibility: Have you thought about including flexible spaces that contain; breakfast bars, study nooks, lofts, window seats or euro laundries? Having versatile zones as opposed to extra rooms may help reduce your footprint, improve liveability & help you get more from your budget.
View the Archiblox Smart Range for various floor plans to guide you.