1. The location
you buy or build a property, you won't just gain everything the home
has to offer – you will also be joining the community it is located in.
Consider whether you are close to amenities that suit the needs of your
family, like schools and restaurants. Or perhaps, whether it is as
peaceful and secluded as you desire. The neighbourhood
you choose needs to fulfil your needs now, and if you plan on staying
long, your goals for the future. If you have a young family, consider
whether it would still be the right spot for you and your children in
the years to come.
2. Street appeal
facade of a home is one of the first things visitors will notice about a
property, so choosing a style of home that reflects your personality
and style could be really important. Beyond personal style, there may also be specific design, colour
or council requirements that need to be adhered to. If you're building,
be sure to check in with a Metricon home specialist who can
cross-reference your home design choices with the local building code.
3. Flexible floorplan
change, and families grow, so you want your floorplan to include enough
space now and into the future. The ultimate family home can not only
comfortably accommodate a young family, but also teenage children,
elderly parents and guests. Create flexibility in your floor plan with
multi-use rooms and spaces that can evolve, like a playroom transforming
to a parents retreat, or repurposing an alcove for use as a study.