When you plan your new home, it might be a good time to make some decisions that could save you money in the future. The Braewood Design Team have many suggestions to save you energy and money. Last week we mentioned double glazed windows, orientation of your home, energy saving appliances, solar panels and so on.
All new homes today, have to satisfy a certain Eco Rating, but if in the long term you want lower power and utility bills there are some extra steps that can be incorporated into your new home build.
Any new home automatically includes basic ‘eco saving measures’ such as dual flush (water saving) toilets, insulation to the roof and walls, water saving taps, roof sarking and depending on the location, solar hot water and/or a water tank.
When you go to plan your new home with our design team, you have already formed a visual picture in your head of the home you want. Most people do their research by looking at display homes, reading magazines, exploring home concepts on line and even by checking out their friends’ homes. You will probably also have a clear idea of what you don’t want as well. When you work with the design consultants, these ideas will consolidate into your individual house plan.
A sloping block can be a huge advantage if you want a unique and interesting home. Your home will not look like any others on your street or in your area if you get Braewood Homes to design and build it. So, the land you have chosen, in the area you want to live, is a sloping block. That isn’t a problem at Braewood Homes – we love a challenge. We can design your home with you to ensure that you get a home that not only is perfect for you but also uses the slope of your land as an asset rather than a problem.
When planning your new home there are many elements to take into consideration – let’s presume the two most basic ones of budget and location have already been decided. What do YOU AND YOUR FAMILY need from your new home. It could be a good exercise to start by listing everything you want or need.