Designing a new home is a completely different experience to renovating an existing home. Very often clients end up with a far larger home than they feel comfortable living in once completed, resulting in dissatisfaction and eventual selling. It is very important to contain ones ideas and realise that bigger is not necessarily better. One has to imagine oneself in the spaces designed and that is the job of the designer who must give constructive guidance here. It’s often much more cost effective to renovate an existing home than it is to build a new home, as with building there are many hidden costs such as garden landscaping, perimeter enclosures, security, interior finishes which often are taken for granted in an existing home but form an integral part.
See how we designed and built this lovely home in Langebaan Country Estate, Langebaan. Before and after photo’s.