Working with an architect or a specialist designer, you will get a one-off architectural home design. This project option reflects your lifestyle and personal needs, the site and any planning constraints. The choice between an Architect or a specialist designer for a custom home is largely governed by your budget.
An architectural home is a great option for those looking for a luxury home that ticks off a list of requirements for their new home.
Architectural designed homes work around natural elements and sustainability. For example the direction of sunlight and which way the warm and cool breeze blows. Therefore, the architect or designer will strategically design your new home with all of the natural elements of the site in mind.
Most importantly, custom designed homes also work around your lifestyle preferences, such as larger living spaces for the entertainers or media rooms and kids rooms for separate living. Architecturally designed homes can also cater for secluded spaces like parental retreats and games rooms.
Once planning constraints are overcome, an architecturally designed custom home can deliver limitless options. Giving you a completely personalized design, working with your needs and wants for the project and work around your budget.
Additionally, an architecturally designed home can assist in bringing in a premium when (if) you decide to sell your home.
Alternative to custom homes
The alternative to a custom home is a project home. Whilst this option may be cheaper, you will be hard pressed to find an option that suits every site and lifestyle requirement. This option is more of a ‘cookie cutter’ style which suits some budgets. Just be sure to check the inclusions as some home builders do not offer a complete turnkey option. To find out more about turnkey homes you can check out our post about the topic.
Architectural home vs Project home
In conclusion, a project home may be cheaper but most likely will not tick off all of your requirements. Alternatively, a custom home design can allow options that are only limited by your budget.
Looking for an architectural custom home builder? Or a bespoke custom home builder on the Central Coast or in Newcastle region? We would love to discuss our turnkey options with you. Contact us to discuss further.