If you’re considering building a new home in Perth, one of the key decisions you’ll face is whether to go with a volume driven, project home builder or a smaller, boutique home builder. As a family owned, custom building company, at Mindful Homes we are big believers in the benefits of choosing a boutique builder for the following reasons:
Larger builders are usually volume driven which means, for your builders, your new home build may be one of dozens of other projects currently being managed. Conversely, boutique builders in Perth, such as Mindful Homes, tend to limit the number of projects they take on each year, so they have the necessary time and resources to dedicate to each project. Using a boutique builder also often means clients can rely on greater consistency on site since trade teams and building supervisors are not being frequently rotated to manage tasks across multiple jobs. When it comes to new home builds or home renovations, the personalised service and attention to detail you receive when using a boutique builder like Mindful Homes could mean the difference between moving into your new home on schedule or being stuck paying rent when your completion date is delayed.
Larger project builders tend to come with more significant overheads, all of which have to be recouped through sales of new home builds. Expenses such as fancy head offices, admin staff, display homes, sales teams and the general costs associated with running a larger business can all add up and are often reflected in the bottom line of your quote! Boutique builders in Perth, such as Mindful Homes, are usually owned and run by the builders themselves which means clients benefit from dealing directly with the builder from the initial meeting and throughout the entire quoting, custom house plan design, construction and completion process. Admin support is often provided by family members, but the builder remains a consistent point of contact and accountability for the duration of the build.
Due to the volume of their projects, larger builders may frequently be required to source new subcontractors with whom they have had little experience. This can result in a constant stream of new people throughout the job and trade teams that have no background working with each other. In contrast, Perth’s boutique builders, such as Mindful Homes, usually prefer to work with trusted tradespeople who they have known for many years and have had considerable experience working alongside on previous new builds and home extensions. With tradespeople such as tilers, electricians, plumbers and plasterers all performing such important roles in the construction of a new home, maintaining a dedicated, reliable and cohesive team onsite can significantly reduce delays and enhance the overall success of the project.
When it comes to new home builds and home additions, it’s often the little things that can leave home owners feeling less than satisfied with the end results. With only a small number of clients each year, boutique builders in Perth, such as Mindful Homes, tend to take a very hands-on approach to closely managing every aspect of the build. As a consistent presence on site every day, a custom builder will have intimate knowledge of the exact status of the build and will provide continuous quality assurance over all works carried out by their tradespeople. With direct and first-hand knowledge of everything that is happening on site, a boutique builder is also able to provide accurate and timely communications with their client throughout every stage of the project.
Larger Perth home builders often have pretty rigid offerings when it comes to the layout and design of your new home. Whilst they usually offer the benefit of being able to walk around a display home and get a feel for the end product, when it comes to tweaking the design to better fit your site, family or lifestyle, the options can be limited.
Boutique builders, on the other hand, are not locked in to offering clients a set choice of home designs. They’ll draw upon their experience and take the time to understand your individual circumstances before recommending a custom home design that meets your needs as well as your budget. Having customised many different types of designs across Perth, boutique home builders like Mindful Homes are also often better at working with sloping blocks, small sites, tricky aspects and other individual characteristics of a site to ensure the finished home makes the best use of its surrounds without compromising on aesthetics or functionality. For projects involving subdivisions, strata titles or multi-residential developments, larger builders often rely on ‘cookie-cutter’ designs which result in entire neighbourhoods of homes that all look alike.
Some Perth boutique builders, such as Mindful Homes, however, have considerable experience with custom developments so can ensure your new build meets all the necessary council regulations whilst still allowing you to create a distinctive home that doesn’t look like everyone else’s.
At Mindful Homes, we love what we do and our passion and dedication is reflected in every project we deliver across Perth. From granny flats, home renovations and extensions through to new home builds and custom developments, we maintain the highest level of attention to detail and commitment to delivering outstanding results for our clients. We value our clients and are proud to have achieved nothing less than five-star reviews across Google, Facebook, Houzz, Hi-Pages and Word of Mouth.
Mindful Homes works with a talented team of draftspeople, architects and interior designers as well as a trusted network of trade professionals and suppliers across Perth. This means we’re able to work closely with you from the outset to customise, manage and deliver the new home or renovation of your dreams at a price you can afford. And because the people who quote the job are the same people who execute the job, you’ll enjoy a single point of contact and accountability throughout the entire process.
At Mindful Homes, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built for always conducting ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and transparency. We manage every project within stringent quality and efficiency processes and any potential savings that can be made are passed on to our clients. We provide fully itemised quotes, so our clients always maintain complete visibility over all the costs associated with their projects.
As a family ourselves, we understand that every family is different and will have varying priorities when it comes to creating a space that caters to their lifestyle and changing needs. Whilst we’re able to offer considerable insights into what might work well for you, essentially, we are here to listen and understand what’s most important to your family. Being boutique builders, we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions and approach every new home build with an open mind. This includes staying respectful of your budget so that we’re able to recommend designs that are achievable and affordable.
When you choose to work with a Perth boutique builder such as Mindful Homes, not only do you benefit from truly customised solutions now, but also personalised service into the future. As a local, family-owned business, our clients can trust in the fact that the same people who built their home will be available to support them into the future. Whether this relates to questions, advice or additional work to be completed down the track, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of customer service, long after a project’s completion