If you've taken the decision to build a home in Brisbane instead of buying, the GW Homes team says, "Congratulations!". We believe building your own home is one of the most exciting, fulfilling life experiences you can have.
And even after you've made this big decision, it's natural that you'll still have a lot of questions.
For example, what's the best way to design and build a home that will meet your needs – both for everyday living and to maximise your potential resale value.
To help you decide on the best way to build your Brisbane home, we've taken a look at your three main options for building a home, and the pros and cons of each.
1. Build a project home
A common option to build a home in Brisbane is to choose an "off-the-shelf" model from a project home builder.
Your project home will most likely be situated on a new housing estate, and you'll have a small number of pre-designed home plans to choose from. This means once you've built your home, it will be very similar in appearance and style to the neighbouring houses all around.
While this can be a budget-friendly home building option, making it particularly suitable for first home buyers, there isn't a lot of scope for designing and building your home EXACTLY the way you'd like.
Plus, if you're building on a difficult block, a odd-shaped block or a sloping block, the limited project home designs available may not be suitable.
So if you're looking for a little more originality and individuality in your Brisbane home design, you may like to look at other options for building your home.
2. Build an architecturally designed home
If you'd like to build the "home of your dreams" that's truly unlike any other design, you may choose to have your home designed by an architect .
Based on your brief, the architect will custom-design a home specifically for your block of land and your needs. It's a comprehensive process that doesn't come cheap – you can expect to pay around $25,000 or more to have your home designed by an architect.
This means that once you have your plans from the architect, you'll then need to find a builder who can finish the job. The cost of building your architectural plans is entirely dependent on this builder – so there are no guarantees they'll be able to do the job within your budget.
How do you choose the right block of land for your new home? Find out how here.
Of course, the high cost of architecturally designed homes puts them out of reach for many people looking to build a home. But there is a more affordable way to have a custom home that's entirely designed around the way you and your family live.
3. Build a home with a custom design from GW Homes
For a beautifully designed, more affordable custom home that perfectly suits both your lifestyle and budget, talk to GW Homes. Because we're builders as well as designers, we offer major advantages over the other methods of building your home.
The experienced GW team will help you design your ideal home, by taking the time to understand exactly what you're looking for from a custom home. We have the flexibility and experience to adapt your plans to suit your finances, and help you build a home in Brisbane you'll be proud of.
Because we work so closely with you to design and then build your home in Brisbane, the end result is a custom home that's not only attractive and functional, but most importantly, also within your budget.
To experience why designing a custom home with GW Homes is the most affordable, hassle-free way to build your new Brisbane home, call our expert team on 3393 1399 today.