As a designer, it is the greatest thrill when you have a client come to you with a blank slate. It gives your creativity free reign to design a beautiful, interesting space.
When I decided to buy a home I was determined to go all in and buy a property where a new build was the best (and only!) option.
Most cities can have daunting restrictions and/or by-laws with what can be built and it can certainly thwart your creative freedom, but in the end you are still working with a bare piece of land. With these restrictions in mind I am off to design a house that will (at least for the moment) satisfy all of my wishes and needs.
Building a house from scratch allows me another HUGE advantage. I will get to choose everything that will be used to build my house. From the insulation to the flooring to the paint. I can ensure that EVERYTHING is as toxic free as possible. No harmful chemicals will be coming near this house.
I am positive this will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I have no intention of losing.
Stick with me to see how to build a beautiful toxic-free house from the ground up.