Choosing the right design for your acreage home can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Whether you’re designing your new home from scratch or choosing from stock acreage home designs, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips to help you toward your end goal of a customized acreage house.
Design Your House Around Your Land
When choosing the design for your acreage home, it’s imperative that you keep the characteristics of your land in mind. After all, the size and shape of your plot of land can affect the type of home you can build. Make sure the house fits the land, rather than trying to make the land fit around your chosen design as bringing in dirt or grading the lot can prove to be very costly.
Keep an Open Mind
If browsing through stock acreage home designs, keep an open mind. You’ll soon start to see and learn things you’d never realized before. It’s normal for a home’s design to evolve and change over time, so don’t rush through this phase. Take your time and look at any existing acreage homes nearby or browse through a contractor’s list of completed projects for ideas and set realistic expectations in case the final design doesn’t end up exactly how you had initially planned, which brings us to the next point.
Designs Can Change
Whether you’re looking at stock designs for your acreage home or having plans drawn from scratch by a contracted architect, remember that change is always possible. Try and find something as close as possible to what you want and make any changes you feel necessary. These changes may include things like moving walls, changing the location of doors and changing the sizes/layouts of rooms. One of the advantages of an acreage home is the size of the land; additional features can easily be added at the design stage or even after construction has been completed if necessary.
Don’t Waste Time on Small Details
You might find yourself in a position where you’re satisfied with the interior design’s features but don’t necessarily care for the exterior appearance when presented with a 3D mockup or maybe you simply don’t like the position of a piece of furniture in the design. Things like windows, roof lines, doors, furniture and other small details can easily be changed after the initial blueprints have been drafted. Don’t spend too much time focusing on these small details and focus the bulk of your attention on the bigger picture.
At the end of the day, an acreage home design is essentially a blueprint for a dream and is a process that should definitely not be rushed. If the thought of designing your own home sounds stressful or you’re currently in the design phase and need a bit of help, our team of experts here are Eric’s Custom Homes have over 25 years of combined experience, get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.