“The Man should build a house, plant a tree and have a child”. Who didn’t hear that before? But if you think about it, this is our life in a nutshell. We are coming in this world to make a difference and leave the legacy through our children, our actions and our dreams and ideas. And if we do it right, this legacy will grow and bloom as a tree we planted, harbour and comfort our families and us as a house we built and outlive us through the memories of a future generations.

At Alair Homes we live by the Living Better Starts Here™ principle and we want to help our clients to experience it first hand. We believe that the following series of blogs will help you to make right decisions, avoid costly mistakes and bring you to a happy place in your journey.

So, lets build a house, shall we?

First Things First

As any journey starts with the first step, your new home starts with the dream and vision. You need to clearly decide on WHAT, HOW and mostly important WHY do you want to build. It sounds a bit strange, but answers to WHY question will dramatically affect WHAT and subsequently HOW.

WHY do you need a new house (of course besides because you can)?

People might want a new house for a multitude of different reasons. It could be an investment, it could be a house for a young family that plans to grow, it could be an empty nesters who look to downsize and on, and on, and on. Each scenario will have a completely different set of requirements and desired outcomes. Some will require a lot of space to play, another quite and cosy surrounding, third more “business” like atmosphere or a party “shack”. Whatever the case might be, you need to find it out and embrace it. Only then will your house become your castle.


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WHAT should my house look like?

After you answer the first question, you can work on this one. Envision your new place. Imagine your house the way you and your loved ones are comfortable and happy in. Don’t forget, that in most cases this will be one of the most important and expensive decisions of your life. Don’t rush. Work on the model that fits your lifestyles, your taste, and your perception of the world. This process might be fairly difficult, because you will need to compromise with others, but don’t try to talk yourself into something you don’t like. At the end of the day you want to be happy and enjoy your new place. If you involve Alair Homes in this process, we might be able to alleviate associated issues.

HOW do I build my dream house?

Since you know why and what you want to build now, it’s time to find out HOW? I believe by now you realize that it’s not an easy undertaking. There are a lot of different components that you need to control and coordinate to reach a desired outcome. The major cornerstone blocks of your project are: Finance, Architectural, Interior Design and Construction. To cover your basis you need talented and professional team. Over the years, Alair Homes not only developed professional ties with the best in the industry, but also created a team that will carry out your project to your satisfaction. And what’s the most important, you will be a crucial part of this team. You will be involved in virtually all aspects of the process, make decisions, control cost and influence the time lines.