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Building a New Home: Understanding the Most Common After-Build Regrets

Posted by Swanbuild on 20, February, 2018

When you're building a new home, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget to do some practical planning and communicating. Too many people regret not taking due diligence prior to signing off on the final plans, only to move in and discover that their kitchen isn't laid out the way they'd like it to be, or realising they forgot to include a powder room for guests.

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Luxury Modular Homes for the 21st Century

Posted by Swanbuild on 1, February, 2018

Some people still assume that a modular home consists of a one storey rectangular floor plan filled with cramped living spaces. However, a lot of things have changed in the past few decades with regard to home construction, and a lot of these changes occurred in the design and construction of modular homes. If you haven't yet given modular homes a second look, you should. Modern modular floor plans include great features like open floor plans for connected family living and high ceilings that offer a spacious open feeling that so many people love. Read on to discover more about just a few of the many beautiful modular home designs.

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Topics: Home Design

Designing a Child-Friendly Home

Posted by Swanbuild on 19, January, 2018

One of the best things about designing and building a new home is that a family can tailor the design to meet their individual needs. By thoughtfully adding strategic design features to a floor plan, families can ease some of the headaches they might experience if they tried to make their lifestyle fit into an existing home. In this post, we will outline some child-friendly tips to consider when designing your own dream home for your family.

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Topics: Home Design

What is the Difference Between a Kit Home and a Modular Home?

Posted by Swanbuild on 17, January, 2018

If you've always dreamed of designing and building your own home, it can be daunting to understand all the various home construction terms and how they can impact your decision as to what type of home will best suit your particular situation. In this post, we will outline some of the differences between two types of homes – ‘kit homes’ and ‘modular homes’. Knowing the basic differences will make it easier to decide which one is the perfect solution for you and your family.

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Building a Minimal Maintenance Home

Posted by Swanbuild on 10, January, 2018

Building a new home is a very exciting time - and moving in is even better. Everything inside and outside a new home functions beautifully and reliably. New homeowners have virtually no maintenance chores other than cleaning and performing yard work duties. Homeowners can spend their first few years adding their own personal touches and simply enjoying their home. Wouldn't it be great to extend these relatively carefree years even longer by selecting the right materials when first building the home? Fortunately it’s very easy to do so, simply by choosing durable materials for your new home. It’s often the little details that make the biggest difference, so we’ve outlined some key areas for consideration below:

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Topics: Home Design

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