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    That there's a lot of extra costs and council fees, cross over etc.

    Spend the money on things you can't change, house size, layout, ceilings etc. light fittings can be done later for much cheaper!

    You need more power points than you think. Consider two way light switches for long halls.

    Think about what you want and how you will use the house rather than resale.

    My favourite change we made in our house is a double shower. So glad we got that instead of a corner spa.

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    Subbing hoping to build in a year or two.

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    We will be building next year hopefully hate renting and i was wondering for those who were building how it all went? I dont even know where to start we are just looking at land plots were we are renting currently. Any tips and would love to see pics of your houses ive not a clue what i want other than 5 bedrooms! were in se qld too if any ideas of what to get and not to get

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    Putting the light switches where we wanted them. Some of them are in silly places.

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    Have you found land Headoverfeet?

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    We did owner builder. So designed It all ourselves. Hired tradies to do the stuff we couldn't.

    One thing I love is my floors. Polished concrete. Perfect for children.


    DH, Me and our two boys.
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    Great thread! We've just bought land and are trying to get plans together so we can start building as early as possible in the new year. One question, to PPs who have said focus on the 'bones' of the house, what would you consider the bones?

    Also what kinda of things can we leave til later to save money up front that can be spent elsewhere? What things would you focus on first that can't be changed later (besides the obvious room size, ceilings etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    We did owner builder. So designed It all ourselves. Hired tradies to do the stuff we couldn't.

    One thing I love is my floors. Polished concrete. Perfect for children.


    DH, Me and our two boys.
    Lost our little squirt 20/11/13.
    How did the owner builder thing work? We are Southern Perth and would like a little bit of land to build (2.5-5 acres) but we need a BIG house for 4 growing children and maybe a grandfather.
    Really scared of the costs with building on land as we have only built on suburb blocks before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    Great thread! We've just bought land and are trying to get plans together so we can start building as early as possible in the new year. One question, to PPs who have said focus on the 'bones' of the house, what would you consider the bones?

    Also what kinda of things can we leave til later to save money up front that can be spent elsewhere? What things would you focus on first that can't be changed later (besides the obvious room size, ceilings etc).
    The bones of the house to me are the walls and floor plan.
    If we build again I want huge bedrooms, a large kitchen/lounge/dining with a raises ceiling, an office and a lounge.


 

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