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I Don’t Want The Same Home As Everyone Else

26 Oct 2017

Unique homes that fit your wants and needs 

As a potential new homebuyer, we know what you’re going to say: 

“I just don’t want the same home as everyone else.”

For as long as we’ve been in the business, we’ve heard potential homeowners say that phrase time and time again – and we get it. That’s why we work hard to assure buyers that at Bradley Homes, our architects and designers develop many different, unique, and stylish model options for our diverse clientele.

Years ago, when driving through older communities, you would have noticed the same home built over and over again – with the same colours and styles along the same street. This doesn’t happen anymore, as there are rules and architectural controls that make sure communities have more variety in their design and colour packages. These regulations allow for the uniqueness of homes, on the outside and inside.

At Bradley Homes, we offer a Bradley Homes design menu, from which you can further separate yourself and show your unique style through your home. 

Bradley Homes Design Sales OfficeNew Home Builders Bradley Homes Design Sales OfficeDesign options in the Bradley Homes Design Sales Office

Before you begin your home-buying journey, it’s important to plan ahead and be aware of:

  1. What all of your options are.

  2. What it is you want and need in a home.

  3. What you can comfortably afford

Our Bradley Homes design menu allows you to understand what your design elements and upgrades will cost and look like, upfront and honestly. Below are just some of the ways you can make your home even more unique:

Pick A Quality Builder 

One way to ensure your home is unique is to make sure you’re embarking on you next homebuilding mission with the right builder. A good new home builder will make you aware of all that is involved in the process and will let you know about every design feature and model available to you. Good builders also know that variety is key in offering the best value and accommodations for their homeowner’s needs, so they’ll have your back when offering design solutions. 

Adjust Floor Plans

Most builders offer a range of home models for you to choose from. However, depending on your needs and the flexibility of the builder, some changes can be made to adapt a home to your style and needs. Be sure to articulate what it is that you want modified and consult the builder as to if your ideas are actionable. Most builders will be able to adjust their plan within reason. 

A cropped image of a home blueprint

Features & Upgrades 

While most homes will come with quality standards, upgrades can increase the value, sophistication, and aesthetic of your home – so be sure to choose your options carefully and strategically. Upgrade options can include:

  • Thicker and comfier carpets

  • Premium countertops 

  • Kitchen backsplashes

  • Beautiful accent door and cabinet knobs 

  • Larger baseboards

  • High end mouldings and doors, and more.

Interior & Exterior Decorating 

When choosing your floors, tiles, counter tops, and other home features, do so with a logical mind. Don’t upgrade and over-spend on small things that won’t make a significant contribution to the value or accessibility of your home. When in doubt, choose design elements that are classic, inviting, neutral, and modern. 

It’s also amazing just how transformative a stunning coat of paint or some landscaping to your front yard can be. Small design adjustments to the exterior and interior of your home can go a long way to help you make your new house feel more like YOU, and therefore more unique after you move in. 

Your Unique Home Checklist 

To ensure your head is in the game when choosing design elements of your home, we’ve compiled the following checklist of items to consider:

  • Have a clear understanding of how much you are willing to spend on upgrades.

  • If you aren’t able to afford all of your wants, choose upgrades that matter most to you and that will add to the re-sale value of your home.

  • If you would like to ask your builder for a structural change, do it as soon and as up-front as possible. 

  • When picking your design elements, consider how everything will look together. Be sure to also consider if the elements you’ve picked will stand the test of time. 

Are you curious to learn more about our Bradley Homes advantages? Below are just a few images of some of our stunning and diverse home models. Which would you choose?

For more information on our Bradley Benefits and Communities, please call 1-866-404-6142.