When you are house hunting, it’s hard to find the right place in the right neighbourhood. You may find a dream house in your budget, only to find it’s in a neighbourhood that’s boring, or you can find the perfect location and then realise there are no suitable properties for sale. That’s why so many people are now building their own homes, and here’s why you should consider it too.
- You can build it to your exact specification
When you’re spending hundreds of thousands on a house, you’re entitled to be picky, and building your own home allows you to tailor it to meet your needs. You can add features such as:
- Open plan living spaces
- En-suite bathrooms
- Walk in wardrobes
- Family rooms or a home cinema
- A double garage and other outbuildings
Even homes that are prefabricated can have their design tweaked to meet your requirements, and you can be sure that once built, there’s everything you want in a property under your roof.
- It can be cheaper than buying a new build
Buying a new build from a developer often means you end up paying a load of middle men to build a home that they think their clients want. By comparison, you could buy an old property with a large piece of land then use knock down rebuild builders Canberra and still spend roughly the same amount. But in the latter scenario, you have much more control over the finished product and the place feels more like your own.
- Your home is as unique as you are
Nobody wants a home that looks like every other place on the block. That’s why building your own home may be appealing to you. When you have a home built, it is completely to your own specifications, so there’s no other place like it.
- It’s less stressful than you may think
While building a home may sound stressful, the hard work is done by the contractors, and you live off-site, so don’t have to be around the dirt and mess. Many people stay with relatives or live in temporary accommodation, only coming to site to see how the place is doing and ensure instructions are being followed.
Building your own home is becoming an increasingly common trend as people are looking for more individual properties that suit their personalities. While you may think it’s out of your budget, you may be surprised how affordable and easy it can be.