Two Tips for Those Who Want to Build Their 'Forever Home'

Posted on: 1 April 2019


If you are finally in position, both personally and financially, to build your 'forever home', here are some tips that you should keep in mind to ensure that this property turns out exactly as you want it to.

Hire someone who is an expert in residential building construction

If you want the house you build to endure for decades and to meet you and your family's needs for the foreseeable future, then it is important to ensure that it is built by an expert.

Whilst a standard builder with no expertise in building high-end residential properties may be perfectly capable of creating a basic house, they may not have the knowledge, creativity and experience to build a forever home that will serve you for years to come.

If you hire someone who works in residential building construction, they will be able to offer suggestions and advice on how to make the house suit you and your family's personalities and needs and ensure that it can easily be adapted as your lifestyles evolve and your family grows.

For example, if you love haircare and skincare and like to keep dozens upon dozens of these types of products in your bathroom, then the contractor you hire may offer to build an integrated shelving system into the wall of your shower so that you have permanent, easy access to these items and won't have to climb out of the shower each time you want to grab a specific product. Small details like this storage idea are what will make your home comfortable and enjoyable for you to live in forever.

Similarly, they can come up with ways to make it easy and affordable to alter the house to suit your changing needs. For example, if you ask them to create adjoining rooms so that one can be used as your bedroom and one as a nursery for your baby, they might suggest that you install plumbing fixtures in the nursery so that when your child eventually moves into their permanent bedroom, you can easily transform this area into a suite.

Make sure the top, base and bones of the house are made from high-quality materials

If you plan to live in your new home for several decades, then it is crucial to ensure that you invest in high-quality materials for the roof, foundation and the structural framework of the building. If these parts of the house are made from robust materials, your home will be far more likely to survive incidents likes minor earthquakes, trees falling onto it, hurricanes and extreme temperature fluctuations without sustaining such severe damage that it becomes uninhabitable.

As such, whilst you might be tempted to blow a lot of your budget on luxurious but superficial design features, it is best to ensure that a large percentage of your available funds is put towards high-end materials for the top, base and bones of the house.