Wood Design & Carpentry are one of the foremost building contractors in Cornwall, with 20 years of experience. We are well-equipped with the right knowledge and tools to help you build anything. You can count on us to build you a home matching your bespoke specifications and requirements. But enough about us.
Building and designing a new home is no mean feat. It takes a lot of planning and brainstorming. Whilst agreeing on the location, materials to use and how many rooms to build, people often forget about the other aspects. To ensure you do not make the same mistake, we have listed some of the top considerations when building a new home.
- A basement plan
Homeowners are often so engrossed in designing and planning the different rooms and floors in a home that they forget about the basement. The basement can be an extension of your home that can be later turned into a game room or anything you like.
Since basements have enough scope for scalability and flexibility, it is imperative you spend some time and effort coming up with the perfect basement plan.
- Room height
It is important to work with the interior decorator and building contractor to decide on the type of ceiling you want. People often forget to consider the room height, and then it is too late to make changes.
For instance, if you want an airy, bright and open home, it is essential that the ceilings are vaulted or high so the room feels expansive. On the other hand, you may want a house with a shorter ceiling. Make a decision after assessing your specific requirements.
- Outlet placements and wiring
Outlet placements are an essential part of home design. There must be plenty of outlets strategically placed throughout your house. You may even consider floor outlets if your house features an open, wide layout.
Think of the wires. It is best to have them hidden so that the risks of potentially damaging the wires and causing an accident are reduced.
- Garage size
This will depend on whether you drive a car or plan to buy one. For most families, a two-car garage is ideal. But the size may increase if you need more storage space in your home.
You cannot forget to insulate your home if you want to build a cosy and comfortable abode for you and your family. As experienced building contractors in Cornwall, we are adept in insulating new homes.
So, if you are building a new home and want to discuss your plans, contact Wood Design & Carpentry. From the planning to the execution, you can count on us at every step of the way.