It’s Cheaper to redraw it!

The pencil, paper and eraser may seem to be humble items however, they can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Designing and building a new home or addition to an existing one, involves many decisions, alot of time and more importantly, money.
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I’ll Show You How to Turn Your Simple Dream Home Doodle into Reality!   Here at DreamHomeDoodle you will find everything you need to know to turn your dream home idea into reality. I have collected and collated all of the methods I use to design custom homes and created a simple step by step […]
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Have You Taken Your Vitamins?

Undertaking a major building project can be long and arduous. Sometimes more than two years long. During this time there are many decisions to be made and challenges to overcome usually while looking after a young family. In order to keep your stress level in check during the process, think about what you will need […]
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Not so Squeazy!

For most people the custom home they are designing is their second or third house. It also means over the years, they have collected or inherited a truck load of furniture, artwork and equipment. Each of these items will need to be allowed for when calculating room sizes.
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Meeting Your Deadlines.

Designing and building any type of building is complex and in its nature will present challenges. There are methods to help control the amount and size of challenges you will encounter on your journey. One of these is a well thought out project timeline.
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Get Sorted! Get Sample Boxes

Designing your own custom home will see you making decisions on a lot of issues. The list can be mind boggling. One area of decision making involves the selection of both exterior and interior materials. These materials need to be assessed for their durability, color choice, texture, manufacture, installation and of course budget.
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Scrap Book It!

There are a thousand ways to design a house. Every one of them are perfectly good designs. Designing the one that suits the way you live, looks the way you want it and meets your budget is a unique solution. Getting this solution down on paper is not always an easy task.
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Think BIG First!

For most of us designing and building a home will be the biggest financial investment ever made. Usually hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also means living in that house for many years raising your family. Whether you like it or not your family is going to grow, and faster than you think. Will your […]
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What’s your motivation?

When I meet new clients for the first time my questions focus on issues other than bricks, mortar and style. I am interested in their motivations for wanting to design a custom home. Understanding the end goal, the reasons for embarking on a building project journey, will show the path you will need to travel, […]
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