When you decide to build a home in the BOP, you need to choose the right new house plans. A new house is probably one of the largest investments you’ll make, so you want it to be perfect. When you’re choosing your new house plans, it’s important to think about your future too. That way you can plan for any changes.

Choosing a plan that allows for some flexibility is always a good option. Changing a guest room into a nursery and then into a rumpus room is a good option for a family that is growing and changing. A home with a bit of extra space can also be a bonus down the road.


What are your current requirements? Are you starting a family? Are your children grown and you are looking for something smaller? Do you want a retirement home? Your current and future needs are factors in deciding on the size and flexibility of the rooms and where you will situate them.

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Is entertaining and cooking a big part of your lifestyle? You may want to build a large kitchen that opens up into a large area.

When it comes to the master bedroom, are you looking at it as just a room to sleep in or your private space where you can relax? A great view, big windows, an en-suite may be perfect for that personal space. Or you might just want built in cupboards.

Do you entertain often and enjoy spending time outside in the garden? Look at incorporating a patio or gazebo into your new house plans. Then you can have a specific barbeque and outdoor entertaining area. If your budget doesn’t allow for these features to be installed immediately, then leave space for upgrades later.


Be realistic when it comes to the budget for your new home as extra features and rooms will add to the costs. Choose a plan that allows you to upgrade and add on features at a later stage as your finances allow. Even when you find a perfect plan, there are normally some changes you’ll want to make so the plans meet your specific needs.

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At Build7 Bay of Plenty, we have a large portfolio of new house plans. You can choose from these and make some modifications, too. If you have a very specific idea in mind, we can create you a custom house with our design and build process. We’re the builders in Tauranga who can get you into your dream home.

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