Many homes today are designed with a large living area that incorporates the open living style of kitchen, dining and family/living area. A great idea, the family spends more time together as a unit making for closer bonds between family members.
Most new homes have their garages facing the front street and the garage is integrated into the frontal aspect of the home. As many homes have over 20% of their frontage as a garage door, it is important to make the right choice. Your garage door needs to complement the style, look and colour of the home façade you have chosen.
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.
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.