9 Benefits to Building A New Construction House
Imagine your dream house: its size, style, siding, landscaping. Imagine what your dream house would look like if you built it.
You can build your dream house, and the benefits of doing so are immeasurable. Building a house allows you to customize your home to your lifestyle, all while you enjoy living on a property that shouldn't need maintenance or repairs for a long time. Below, we've listed some of the many benefits of living in a custom home.
1. Customized To Your Lifestyle
When you're shopping for a pre-owned home, it's almost impossible to find a property that meets your every need. The fixtures, features, location and appearance all were chosen by someone else, so how could a pre-owned house meet all your needs?
When you build a custom home, you're presented with a unique opportunity to customize your home to your lifestyle. Maybe you need an extra large home office with conference space for meeting with clients. Perhaps you need a doggy bathing station in the basement or backyard.
Whatever your preferences, your custom home can be built to meet and exceed your expectations. No more shopping for a home that doesn't exist - building allows you to make the home you need and want.
2. No Repairs Or Remodeling After Moving In
Nothing is more frustrating than moving into a home only to realize that the faucet leaks, the gutters are clogged and there's a patch of mold on one wall in the basement. No one wants to make repairs to a home shortly after moving in.
These problems can all be avoided, when you build a new custom home. With all new fixtures (selected by you), all new finishings (also selected by you), and a completely custom aesthetic, there's no reason at all to remodel or make repairs shortly after moving in. Your only job, after moving in your furnishings, is to enjoy your new space.
3. No Maintenance For a Long Time
Just as there's no reason to make a repair or to remodel your home shortly after moving in, there's also no reason to perform maintenance. It will be a long time, for example, before any carpets will need to be cleaned. It will also be a long time before a window washing is warranted. You won't need to clean the gutters for a season or more, and there will be no reason to give the HVAC system a tune up for at least a year.
With every part of the house in like-new condition, you can focus on settling in your new home and enjoying the property.
4. Material Warranties Offer Protection
Even if something should happen to go wrong, all the material in the house will be new, and those materials should be covered by their manufacturer warranties. It's important to choose good quality materials for your home construction, because the better the materials, the better the warranties. Your builder can help you choose the best materials for your home. Be sure to collect all these warranty information in one place after the house is built, and familiarize yourself with the contents of each.
5. No Cosmetic Defects
Cosmetic defects are one of the problems many people deal with when buying an older, pre-owned home. From dated wallpaper to shag carpeting in the basement, it can be hard to find a pre-owned home without some cosmetic problem that needs to be fixed.
Your new custom home will not have cosmetic issues. Your custom home will have no material, finish or paint color you did not choose for yourself. In fact, your home builder will produce designs well before the construction of your house ever begins, and those designs must be approved by you. Through those designs, you'll get to see an approximation of the house that will eventually be built for you, so when it is built, it will be just right.
6. Personalized to Your Tastes
Maybe you love modern design styles, and want a contemporary style home for your custom house. Your new home will be fully personalized for your tastes. After all, you'll be making all the aesthetic decisions. You'll get to choose everything from the shape, size and architectural style of the home, down to the type of landscaping.
7. You Pick the Lot
This may not seem like a big deal, but when you build the house for yourself, you get to pick the lot where it will be built. This means you'll get to choose a lot with features you want, access to services, size, water features, accessibility and more.
Sometimes finding the right lot means shopping around quite a bit. If you have very specific ideas about where your new house should be, or if you're looking for a lot with very specific features, get started as soon as possible to find the best space for your home.
8. You Fit the Project to Your Budget
Maybe you've found the perfect pre-owned home for you, but the price isn't in your range. When you build your own house, you get to fit the project to your budget. Communicate your budgeted amount with your builder during the initial consultation, to ensure that your home can be built for a price you can afford.
9. Your New Home Will Be Energy Efficient
Building codes and standards have changed a lot in recent decades. Older homes often lack proper insulation, a tight building envelope and other innovations that make modern homes so energy efficient. When you build a custom home, you know that your house will have all those features and more. If energy efficiency and sustainability is important to you, talk to your builder. Your builder can suggest additional innovations - like solar panels and recycled building materials - that can improve your home's energy efficiency.
Ready to Build a Custom Home? Contact Sugar Creek Homes
Avoid the hassle of buying a pre-owned home; build your dream home with a reputable custom home builder. Contact Sugar Creek Homes today to make an appointment for an initial conversation. Discover for yourself why it's worth it to build a custom home.