One of the great things about choosing a Hunter Valley Modular Home, is that you get a huge range of pre-drawn plans to choose from. These designs are based on years of experience. They are plans that really work in terms of flow, practical room layouts, handy storage and a creating a home that feels great to live in.
These are a fantastic starting point. In fact, we find most of our clients find a design that really works for them, and only make a small tweak or two.
So, how do you choose which designs to start from? Here is a quick list to help you.
- Think about your site and the orientation of your house
A good place to start is deciding where the main living area should go? Think about where north is – this is where most of the sun will come from. If possible, it’s ideal to choose a design that allows for your main living area to be facing north.
It’s important to also think about where the best views would be. It’s great if these two things coincide, with the northern side of the house also having the best views, but it’s rare that you can be so lucky.
Another key issue is where the bedrooms should be located. Ideally these should be facing away from the biggest source of noise – normally the road. It’s also a good idea to position them on the most shaded side. Normally this is the south, but it depends on the location, and things like surrounding homes, trees etc
- Think about how you live (now and in the future)
If you’re empty nesters, having a bedroom that works well for when your kids come back home to visit from out of town might be important. If you work from home, a study is obviously important.
If your kids are teenagers, a master bedroom that’s positioned away from the others might be important. It’s also important to think a few years ahead. For example, your kids might be 10 and 12 right now, but in a few short years they will be teenagers and your needs will change.
- Think about your budget
One of the big advantages to modular homes is that they can grow with your needs. You might fall in love with a larger home but don’t have the budget to suit. With Hunter Valley Modular Homes, you can build a home with one or two bedrooms (plus kitchen and living/dining) now, then add more bedrooms at a later date as your available budget increases.
These are just some introductory ideas. Our Team are on hand to help you consider all the issues that go into choosing the best design to suit your needs.