Do I Need to Have a Design in Mind Before Finding a Builder?

New House

A couple looks over housing blueprints with their builder.

For some homeowners finding the right builder is their biggest concern. No wonder, it’s an important decision. Your builder is responsible for one of the most significant investments you will make. You need a builder you can trust and can work well with.  

Choose Design First or Builder First

Others visit plenty of display homes and find a house they fall in love with and the choice of builder is made for them.  

There is no right or wrong way. Some people have their dream home in mind and others aren’t quite sure what they’re looking for. Deciding on a builder first can help set you on track to start the discussion about your home design.

What if you Don’t Know What You Want?

No problem. If you haven’t got much further than knowing you want to move into a brand new house, we can help. Some of our clients have plenty of ideas on what they want the design to look like while others would prefer to see a range of our designs and create something together.

At Start Right Homes you can sit down with our experienced House & Land Specialists and create your dream home together. If you don’t know what you want, our team can start by asking the right questions to find out how you will live in your home and design around your responses.   

Does it Cost More?

No, Start Right Homes don’t charge for design sketches at this initial stage. We want to ensure we really understand what you want to achieve with your home, so when it's time for preliminary plans you know you're getting design that’s perfect for you, so we’re happy to work with you to achieve this.

It’s your choice which way you go. Choose between any of the following options:

1.    Build a house the same as a display home, completely as is

2.    Build a house based on a display home but customise to your requirements

3.    Use our experts to draw plans for a completely custom home

If you let us know how much you want to spend, we can make sure we design a home that fits your budget. If you like an existing display home design but it’s a little more than you can afford there are plenty of small changes we can make to reduce the building cost.

Not sure where to start?

Let's have a chat. We can hold your hand through the design and build phase, so you understand the steps and what to expect next.

Category: New House