Planning Your Perfect Home: Before You Build
As a quality construction company in Hampshire, the team at NBC Construction knows just how much thought goes into the process of designing and building a new home – but no matter how much you’ve dreamt about it, there are some things that bear repeating, just to make sure you get the home you’ve always dreamed of!
Don’t Play Favourites
It may be tempting to put all of your time and effort into your future bedrooms and lounge, but you mustn’t neglect the kitchen and bathroom! Whilst more practical, and less inclined to statement pieces and awe inspiring designs than other rooms, they are still household hubs that require due attention, as anything amiss will quickly be noticed! Put in the same level of care and demand (and the same level of style) as the rest of your house, so that you don’t end up only loving half of your new dream home!
Whilst it’s impossible to completely future proof your design, you obviously want your home to be accessible and functional for you for longer than just a few years after it’s been design and built which is why it’s important to consider certain possibilities.
What plans are there in your immediate future? Are you hoping to start (or add to) a family, or are you approaching retirement? How might you plan for this? A good example is that of bathrooms: wet rooms are both more accessible and safer for all ages and so may be preferable to baths for those with mobility issues, and both younger and older family members will appreciate easier-to-use lever handled taps.
If you care about the environment, then you might be looking to design and build an eco-friendly home to keep your carbon footprint as low as possible. You may not want to go as far as self-sustainability, but you can look into properly insulating your home, installing solar panels and requesting the use of sustainably sourced building materials.
Of course, there are economic benefits to the above, and those looking to cut down on their future bills will want to install energy-efficient heating and appliances, and perhaps even consider alternate methods like ground source heat pumps.