1 Your lifestyle and living requirements
You’re probably considering a custom built home because your old home no longer suits your needs. Perhaps you’ve also learnt that an ‘off-the-plan’ or a ‘one size fits all’ home just doesn't tick all the boxes for you.
A good starting point is to get every family member to write down what they want for the new home, ranking each item in order of importance. From each list, create a master list (that hopefully all family members agree to!) you can use to brief the builder.
Another valuable tool is to start a scrapbook to capture all your ideas into a single reference point. Comdain Homes provides a simple online tool called Design Files which is a terrific starting point for you.