Having a new home built is a massive investment. And unlike a cellphone or a car, it is not as easy to trade your home in for a newer model a couple of years down the line. If you are like most homeowners, you want to live in and enjoy your home for many years to come, which means designing for and planning for the future! Ensuring that your home will still meet your needs in a decade’s time will save you a lot of stress and money.
Brewster Building has built dozens of new houses in Christchurch, and we always emphasize the importance of future-proofing to our valued clients. Let’s look at some of the ways you can ensure that your new home will stand the test of time.
Create a Master Plan.
Think you may want a pool or a double garage in the future but can’t afford it right now? That's absolutely fine. As long as you have a ‘master plan’ which captures the long-term objective for your entire property, then we can break it down into stages with confidence, knowing that you have allowed the space and capacity for services like power and water for your future stages.
You Never Regret A Little Extra Space
A small increase in size can improve the function of your home, and you will never regret investing in enough space for your new home to be properly organised. You never know what life throws at you. There could be a child born down the line, a parent coming to live with you, or having a friend stay with you for an extended period. Or you may even find that you may need extra room for pursuing a hobby or business venture.
Focus On Energy Efficiency
An excellent way to future-proof your home is to focus on energy efficiency through orientation, insulation, ventilation and eco-technology from the get-go. It is safe to say that energy costs will only continue to increase, and it is well worth investing in environmentally friendly solutions from the outset. Your section and house location will have an impact on your ability to maximise your efficiency.
Are you interested in new houses in Christchurch? At Brewster Building, we offer both new home building and house extension services in Christchurch and surrounding areas. We are a team of experts that look forward to being part of your home buying journey. Please get in touch with us today!