A custom design home is the perfect way to show off your style and make your home stand out on your street. 

Designing your home can be a challenge, as there are many aspects to consider, from convenience and comfort to functionality, layout, space, light, and budget. All these details need to be decided on and outlined in your plan. 

The planning stage is very important, as this determines whether your custom home will fulfill your dreams or not. 

Before launching into your custom design home project, take a look at our six top tips to build the ultimate house you can be proud of.  

  • Start simple: To get started, all you need is a pencil and paper. Start by brainstorming your dream home and ideas of what you want it to look like. Make a list of each room you want to have and its features. Even rough sketches can help your design team to understand what you want. 
  • Think about the future: Designing a custom home is a long-term investment for your property and family. Think about who your home will need to accommodate, whether that’s kids, elderly parents, grandparents, grandkids, students, and the spaces they will need. Do you need a flexible office space, playroom, music practice room, study area? 
  • Consider function and flow: Consider the layout of your house, how one room will flow to the next and how your family will use the space. For example, to reduce noise, place bedrooms away from communal areas. How much storage do you need… would an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area suit your family best?  And don’t forget the small but important things like powerpoint placement.
  • Think about light: The more natural light you can get into your house, the better. Think about how much sunshine your block gets and the best angles for windows and rooms. Also, pay attention to how this changes with the seasons. Hint: you don’t want too many western facing rooms in Brisbane’s summer.
  • Make the most of your block: The size, slope, and layout of your block will make a difference to your house design. Do you want a large backyard for the kids to run around in? Do you have natural or city views to enjoy? Plan your house around your block’s best features.
  • Talk to the experts: Don’t do it yourself. The best way to build a custom design home is with a team of experienced builders and designers. With JM Homes, you’ll have complete control over every aspect of your new custom built home. Our fully customisable features mean you can show off your style with all the convenience and comfort you desire.

Looking to build your custom design home in Brisbane? Talk to the experts at JM Homes today. From design to delivery, we’ll build you the custom home of your dreams.