Your go-to checklist for building the home of your dreams
The idea of living in your ‘dream home’ is one that many Kiwi’s share. However, it is one of the most overwhelming processes of your life and likely the largest purchase you will ever make. So, where do you even start!? We have put together this checklist to get you thinking and help you begin the planning process! So- Let’s dive in!
✅ Figure out what your dream is
Ah yes, your vision of your dream house will probably vary vastly from mine. Some people crave the ease of a townhouse. Others desire a farmyard paradise with acres to manage in the seclusion of a rural area. It requires some serious self-reflection to discover what type of home is right for you.
✅ Build your team
Teamwork really does make the dream work. Deciding on who you will work with and entrust to build your future home is crucial. You want to find knowledgeable people in their field, of course. Suppose you’re looking for a unique style or focusing on specific elements, such as passive design, scout out a person who specialises in that area. Find someone that treats you like a human, not just a client. After all, homes are about people. Once you start building your dream team, ask the people whose opinions you trust for referrals in various industries. There are going to be a LOT of people involved in this. But if you start with trust and a solid foundation, it will be a lot easier to build from there.
✅ Ensure your home is a healthy one
This means having a home that supports your lifestyle, makes you happy, doesn’t require constant upkeep from low-grade materials, and is healthy and safe for you and your family. Because of the low home-quality standards that Kiwis have been subject to for generations, New Zealand has one of the highest childhood asthma rates globally, with 40% of children experiencing asthma by the age of 8. Eep. The implications of our drafty, damp homes also cause respiratory illness, impair cognitive functioning, and lead to irreparable health concerns for you and your family.
This is why we are dedicated to creating a healthy, safe, nurturing home for you and your family to happily live in for many years to come—homes that go beyond the standard New Zealand regular homes; homes that are SUPER HOMES.