The size of your new garage depends largely on how you wish to use it. Do you want it to be in place of a shed, a workshop, a home gym or just somewhere to store bikes, balls, boxes of stuff or in an absolute minority of cases just to park your car?
Garages seem to be a part of the house plan that gets less thought than all the other rooms. It shouldn’t – the garage plays a fairly big role in the family home. The size of the garage you need (the realistic size) depends on the role you want it to play and how that can be fitted into the house plan you are designing with your Custom Builder. If you build with a volume builder, the garage on the plan is the garage you get, making changes after the plans are complete is a very expensive option.
I was part of a discussion on the weekend about house design. Different people had different views about where to go first. I have to admit that I got quite confused. Three professions were discussed – architects, designers and decorators.
Decorators and/or stylists are the wonderful people who can turn your very ordinary lounge room into a show piece. Give them a room and a budget and they will repaint, redecorate and style your room to make it beautiful. They won’t renovate your bathroom or kitchen, for that task you need a designer.
Knock-down rebuilds are happening all over the city and suburbs. Some are to build family homes and other knock-down rebuilds are to place two dwellings on the block. All around the suburbs you can see fenced blocks that are completely cleared in readiness for a rebuild. But what happens if there is something on your block that you really want to keep. This is where a Custom Builder can be your best friend. They can design your home around that feature, making sure that the home and feature complement each other.
What if I told you I could build your house with a product that supplies superior insulation from heat and the cold, noise reduction, increased fire rating and was environmentally friendly, did I get your interest? What if I added that it is beautiful, solid and comfortable to live in… No, I am not talking about rammed earth walls or mud bricks(although they qualify too) – this product is relatively light, easy to handle and quick to build with. You have probably seen it on some building sites or on television adverts. It is Hebel!