If you’re looking to save a significant amount of money by purchasing a kit home rather than build your own custom home, you’re certainly not the only one adopting this very budget-friendly approach. Despite there certainly being significant potential to save money in making a kit home, that should not at all cause you to assume that you won’t have ample options to incorporate into your kit build. In this article, we take a look at what options you might have available to you as the prospective owner of a brand new kit home.
Some of the options you can consider
If you’re looking to get a kit home or granny flat in Brisbane, know now that you’ll have so many options at your disposal that you will always be spoilt for choice. This is important because everyone has very different needs as a result of their lifestyle, so shoehorning some aspects of design into one generic package is hardly going to work for everyone.
In fact, it’ll likely end up working for no-one at all in the end! Working out what features you need will usually be related to your considerations of your lifestyle, so if you’re unsure about what you can pick and choose, describing your daily needs and lifestyle to a builder should help give them a better idea of what you might need. For example, the number of bedrooms you choose to include will obviously depend on how many people will live in the house, but you might also choose to include extra to cater for any new family members that you’re planning on introducing, or you just might want a spare room for visitors. Similarly, you’ll have ample options when it comes to laying out your kitchen, as you can choose to cleverly incorporate a dining setup in the same area if you wish.
More out of the box design considerations
Although the rooms we’ve discussed are often modified to an extent in kit and custom homes, there are some other features that prospective kit home owners might not have considered. For example, you may still have the option for high ceilings, skylights and other touches that can have a big impact on how you experience your home every day.
The exterior of your home will also require some dedicated input – in addition to choosing between stylistic things like weatherboard and brick veneer, it’s also worth your while to start thinking about outdoor entertaining areas and verandas. Your garden will also factor into how the exterior of your kit home or granny flat functions, so landscaping needs shouldn’t be forgotten either!
Considerations of your kit home
If you thought your options were limited when it came to kit homes, think again. If anything, there are probably far too many options for the ordinary homeowner. One good consideration to make if you may plan on selling your home at any stage is whether any of the additions you plan on adding might be unsuitable for some buyers – although there is certainly flexibility in all the options provided for a brand new kit build, that shouldn’t necessarily mean you pick the most outlandish ones every time. Unless you plan on keeping your personalised new kit home indefinitely, of course.