There is a common misconception that building a house from scratch guarantees that the property will be unique, and will have its own individual design style. However, the fact is that isn’t the case. Sure, it can be the case, but a lot of the time homes that are built from scratch end up looking similar to other local properties, which in part defeats the concept of having a property built from scratch.

The good news is that properties built from scratch can be designed and constructed in a way that gives them a unique look and feel, it’s just a case of being clear about what it takes to create this kind of property. The problem is that a lot of people aren’t aware of what it takes to design a property that’s got a unique flare to it, and so they end up opting for a design that’s similar to other local properties.

Want to design a home that really is unique? Then read on for all the best tips and pieces of advice.

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Get inspired The first step is to get inspired. You may already have an idea of what your dream home will be like or you may have no idea how you want it to look, either way; it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you take the time to find inspiration and ideas, even if you think you already know how you want your new home to look. For finding home design ideas and inspiration, interior design magazines are useful, as are home design blogs. You may also find that photo sharing sites like Pinterest are good sources of inspiration. 

Map out your design dreams Once you are teaming with ideas, the next step is to map them out and put pen to paper. Whether you opt to write down your ideas or sketch them out, it doesn’t matter just as long as you are able to keep track of the design concepts that you like. As that way, you can refer back to them later on, as and when you need them.

Use a specialist design company To ensure that your home design has a unique look to it, it’s vital that you are selective about who you work with. What you don’t want to do is work with a home design and construction company that offers cheap work, where all the houses end up looking the same. What you want to do is use a boutique, custom builder like Serenity Homes, so that you know that your finished property will be unique. After all, you don’t want to put in all that time, money, and effort only for your newly built home to be just like every other property in your area, do you?

Be creative Last but certainly not least, whatever you do, don’t be afraid to be creative. Far too many people make the mistake of not letting their creativity flow when it comes to designing a new home from scratch. Be brave and be as creative as possible, to ensure that your new home is as unique as you are.

There you have it, how to build your home from scratch and ensure that it’s unique in every sense of the word.


Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.