At Mimosa Homes, we offer a wide range of beautiful home designs, but selecting one of our designs is not where your custom home ends; it is where it begins. One of the services our clients love is the ability to customise the plans to ensure their home fits all their needs and wants.
There are so many details in a modern home; figuring out just what you want can be a daunting task. Here are some guidelines to selecting and customising your dream home.
Deciding the Size of Your House is the First Step
First, how big should the house be? How many bedrooms will you need? How many bathrooms? Do you need a space for a home office and what special features (wiring, etc.) might be required for that? Don’t stop with the interior of the house; think about the outside as well. For example, what kind of parking facilities do you need? Are you planning to put in a pool? This will give you guidance in selecting one of our standard designs.
Special Features to Give it a Personal Touch
Next you need to think about special features of your new home that will make it exactly what you want. Do you need extra room for storage? Maybe you’re an active hobbyist and need a special space for your hobby. Do you have family members with special needs? Installing accessible bathroom facilities, wider doorways or ramps at the design stage is much easier than retrofitting these features later, and they can make your home more welcoming to elderly to disabled friends and relatives.
Do you want special features that save energy, enhance indoor air quality or reduce environmental impact? Mimosa can offer you a selection of measures to boost energy efficiency.
Personalise Your Floor Plan
Think about finishes and installed features. Our team can show you a range of flooring options, bench top materials, cabinetry and, of course, a session with our colour consultant team is always a part of our basic procedure. When selecting these finishes, keep in mind that you may want to sell your home someday. What kinds of finishes and installed features would appeal most to potential buyers?
Consider Your Lifestyle and Stage of Life
You should always consider your lifestyle when customising your home design. Our new home designs generally feature open plan living. This offers a tremendous amount of flexibility to customise your new house to suit your lifestyle. How do you spend your evenings with family? The answer will guide you to the best interior layout for the common spaces, including any tweaks you might need to make to the locations of the interior walls.
You’ll be in your home for five to ten years, or maybe even longer. Consider the stages of life that your home might accommodate by asking yourself questions like, ‘Do I plan to have children? Do I have teenagers who will be moving away soon? Am I close to retirement? Do I have an older relative who might have to come to live with me?’
Wow, that’s a lot of questions, but don’t worry. We’ve been in this business for years. At Mimosa Homes, we have built all kinds of homes for all kinds of people in all kinds of circumstances. We won’t be able to answer them for you, but we can certainly help you ask yourself and your family the right questions. Start your journey of building your new home today!