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what are the top three most important design aspects for your home?

Often, when people are committing to new home building, there can be some confusion about the most important aspects to consider when creating thier house plans. After all, there are so many things going on, it can be hard to keep track of them all. However, there are three that should always be at the forefront of your mind - you and your family's lifestyle, the functionality of the spaces and block considerations.

Lifestyle 

Think about the life you and your family lead. Do you do a lot of entertaining? How important is having spare bedrooms for relatives or friends? Do you have children, or are you planning on having children in the future?

These are just some of the questions you may want to ruminate on while creating your plans. It's fairly important to get things as perfect as possible the first time around, as renovations and add-ons to your home can be time consuming and costly.

Functional spaces

After creating the barebones of your home plans, it should be easy to identify the rooms that will get the majority of the attention in your home. Giving due consideration to your electrical layout and storage requirements can help to maximise the potential of each room. 

Rooms like the kitchen and living room will likely need the most electrical outputs of any room in the house, due to the number of appliances that traditionally occupy these rooms.

Block considerations

The size and orientation of your property's lot will also influence your home design. For example, if you're hoping to utilise sustainable energy in your home, take into consideration the orientation of your home with regards to setting up solar power equipment.

Furthermore, if you're hoping to install a pool - either during construction or at a later date - be sure to seek advice from your builder before the home design is finished. That way the necessary measures can be accounted for.

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