Designing Your Knockdown Rebuild for Now… and Years to Come
Designing and building a custom home can be an exciting experience. You can design spaces specifically for your family and your block.
At Horizon Homes, we also want to make sure the design is future proof so it can work for your family for many years to come.
As we have been building custom homes for a long time now, we have an insight into how flexibility in the spaces we create for you can turn a beautiful home for now into a comfortable forever home.
For many of our clients, we suggest creating spaces that can function in different ways. For example, a room may be a home office now, but can be turned into a guest room in the future. Perhaps we should consider another ensuite or a separate entrance? Or maybe customised joinery that could be used for either office supplies or clothing.
Thinking there may be a time when your elderly parents need to live with you? Perhaps we should consider designing wider doorways in ground level bathrooms. That way they’re easily accessible to ageing parents with future mobility issues.
You can also look at designing the home so a lift can be put in at a later stage. It could ensure your home is comfortable for you for decades to come.
Your children may be young now and a place for toy storage is your main concern. But where will the children study in the future? Have you thought about a private lounge area near the bedrooms? When they’re really little, you keep a close ear on them as you relax in the evening. As they grow, the space can easily morph into a playroom. Then a study space. Or perhaps a teen hangout. And who knows, it may some day become your future library room or a space where you can settle into your hobbies when they’ve eventually flown the coop.
These are spaces that can be designed now with a vision of the future.
But future proofing your home is more than just creating flexibility in the spaces around you.
You might also consider putting in the wiring for solar panels and a power wall. You may not install solar initially, but the wiring is there for the future.
Future planning might also include a pool. It may not be in the budget now but if you’re considering putting one in the future, we can make sure pipes and other essential services don’t obstruct the spot the pool may go.
Guiding you though the process
It may sound a little overwhelming. You know what you want now, but how will you know what’s important to your family in 10 years? 25 years?
Helping clients consider all aspects of their design and build is something we do well at Horizon Homes. Our build process is second to none and designed to ensure that every detail of your home is carefully considered well before the knockdown begins.
Our homes are built to last. In their construction and in their design. As a family business, we understand that with good design and planning a home can be an ever-changing space.
If you are considering knocking down and rebuilding, drop into our new Display Home at Bella Vista (now open seven days a week) or give us a call on 02 8882 9111. Tell us about the home you’re dreaming about.
You could also make an appointment to see us at our Five Dock Design Studio.