If you're having a new home built or are tearing out your home's current kitchen and having a new kitchen installed, this gives you the chance to create a space that you'll really love and that will work for all your cooking and entertaining needs. While you may be excited about choosing the cabinetry and new benchtops, you'll also want to ensure you avoid some common mistakes in the kitchen's design and appearance so the space is one that you'll truly love.
- If you're having a custom kitchen designed for your home, you want to ensure you take the time to consider all your options for appliances, storage and everything else you'll need in that space. A kitchen needs to be functional for everyday food prep, but it should also be comfortable to work in and should work for your needs in particular. To ensure your custom kitchen doesn't omit anything you'll want for that space, note a few features to discuss with your architect or designer, and to consider including in your new kitchen.
- Your home's overall guttering and drainage system is very important, as rain that pools in gutters will collect around the edge of the roof, potentially causing moss to grow under or around the roofing tiles. Rainwater might also run down the side of the home, damaging its brickwork or aluminium siding. Also, if rainwater doesn't run away from the home after it exits the downspouts, it can then collect around the home's foundation and cause cracks and leaks.
- Working with a custom homebuilder can mean having the home of your dreams, with every detail of that home a perfect fit for your family's needs. You can also have a home that is different than the ones around you, so you avoid the "cookie cutter" look that is far too common in many neighbourhoods today. If you're thinking of working with a custom homebuilder, note a few commonly asked questions about the process, so you can ensure the work goes smoothly and you know what to expect along the way.
- If your bathroom is a bit old and outdated, you might think that it not only seems unsightly, but that it also feels unclean and unhygienic. You may not be imagining this, as older floor tile can hold built-up dirt and other residue that is tough to remove. Mould and mildew can also make its way into cracks and crevices along the shower area so that this area never gets clean no matter how hard you scrub.