Owning a custom home is pretty much everyone’s dream. The draw, of course, is you get to determine how everything is laid out, how it looks and what materials are used. The only downside for some is that there are just too many options available. The concern is that the process can become overwhelming and confusing. For this reason, it is extremely helpful to have a guideline on the essential things you need for your custom home to be the best it can be.

The first thing you need to be sure of is the design. This is the skeleton that will determine everything else about your dream home. You need to be sure that you have the best design available and one that takes into consideration what your particular wants and needs. The following post describes the qualities of a good house design:

The Qualities of a Well-designed House

What are the qualities of a well-designed house? What makes it good? What makes it “beautiful”? Although every house is very much unique to every clients program and what a site could offer, there maybe are some common qualities that makes a house good (or bad).

This is a re-phrased post to an awesome post by BUILD LLC (http://blog.buildllc.com) that summarizes the good qualities of a good house. They identified the 5 most important lifestyle patterns they have observed in their projects (Case Study Houses) which I think are also practically applicable in the Philippine setting. They described it as lifestyle patterns but I’d like to believe that these are the qualities a house must need for it to be good.  Read more at Design Revisions…

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As you have just read, the design you choose should correspond to your lifestyle and be functionally ideal for you and your family.

For a broader context, the following post describes some “out-of-the-box” considerations for your ideal home:

The 9 Elements of an Ideal House

Welcome to the perfect house — one that satisfies all your needs, functions like a dream, and simplifies your life.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. The perfect house is made up of common-sense features that give satisfaction no matter where you live, or how big or small your house is. And it doesn’t hurt that they also add value to your home.

If you’re missing one or more of these elements, don’t fret — few houses are truly perfect. But if you have the opportunity to remodel or buy another house, you’ll want to keep these nine essentials at the top of your list. Read more at House Logic…

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If you currently own a home and plan to sell it to help cover the cost of building your dream house, there are a number of things you can do to add to the former’s market value. Afterall, the more you get for your current residence the more affordable your new custom home becomes. Here are some tips to help you get top dollar:

20 Sure Ways to Add Value to Your Home

If you want to work your way up the property ladder to your dream home you need to know how to maximise the value of where you live now. It’s not just about cosmetic enhancements such as converting the loft or redesigning the kitchen — you need to consider basic structural repairs too.

  1. Fix Structural Problems

Before you even begin to consider cosmetic improvements and repairs like new bathrooms, kitchens, flooring and redecorating, make sure you fix any major structural problems. Read more at Home Building…

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With the above suggestions for improvements and additions, you could truly have your home topping the listings. When it sells, you’ll be ready to embark on a life-changing event that will also be a positive one if you choose the right builder to work with.

Oz Custom Home Builders has an impeccable reputation and a catalog of satisfied families that prove our abilities. We can build your dream home on your land or in Trinity Ridge or Trinity Ridge Reserve, our newest luxury neighborhoods in Fort Mill. Contact us to discuss a plan for building your home or get additional information about the process. Call us at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.