“How big does my house need to be?” The question we all ask our self at some stage. You’re not alone.
I remember the first time my partner and I starting thinking of buying and building a house before I was a builder and boy was it hard to get my head around what size really meant.
We sat with this salesperson and it was overwhelming the information being thrown at me like I knew how big 3.5m X 5m was and 2m squared was. At the time I was just smiling and nodding thinking to myself……. so how big is my current house and bedrooms…..”
I had to ask myself, how big did I REALLY NEED AND WANT my bedrooms to be? I hated having a narrow driveway, being so cautious opening my car doors at my existing home. I didn’t want the same in my double garage, but really didn’t want to over kill and blow out the cost of the build for an extra meter or two.
The best thing we ever did was to admit defeat. It was better to admit confusions with the size and space talk than to nod and wait for the house to be built and try and change things.
The next best thing was to be honest, builders need to know your budget. I get the fear, I didn’t want expose I had 350k available, I was telling the builder I had 250k and wanted a 4 bedroom house. If you’re honest, and clearly communicate your expectations and budget, you can work with great builders Adelaide that will help you find savings and build within your means.
Be clear, be confident and have a relationship with your builder, they want you to have a positive outcome and being honest and open is the key to a successful experience.
Rule of thumb sizes you can reference: Based on 3x3m bedrooms and 3.5×3.5m master bedroom.
3 Bedroom, 1 living, 1 bathroom, and 1 car garage house is between 140m2 and 150m2
3 Bedroom, 1 living, 1 bathroom, and 2 car garage house is between 158m2 and 168m2
3 Bedroom, 2 living, 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite and 1 car garage house is between 155m2 and 165m2
3 Bedroom, 2 living, 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite and 2 car garage house is between 175m2 and 189m2
4 Bedroom, 2 living, 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite and 2 car garage house is between 195m2 and 210m2
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