Follow These Tips When You Are Building A New Home

Follow These Tips When You Are Building A New Home

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Are you considering building a new home? If so, congratulations! While this is a big step, it is also an exciting time in your life. Creating a place for you to call your own is a major milestone so you want to make sure you do it the right way. Continue reading for some useful ideas you can incorporate into your building plans.

Work With a Reputable Builder

The builder you choose will make all the difference when it comes to your experience throughout the process from start to finish. In addition, the quality of the people you work with will directly impact the outcome of your new home. That is why it is important for anyone considering a new home build to work with a reputable custom home builder.

To find a reliable builder with consistently high-quality results, start with an online search. From there, check the reviews for satisfied customers and red flags. Next, walk through any open houses, previous builds, and model homes to assess the quality for yourself. Once you have a good feeling about the builder, it is time to schedule an appointment to get started on your dream home.

Pay Attention To the Details

If you have ever lived in an older home, you know how frustrating the little details can be when they do not work to your advantage. Turn those annoyances into a list for your new home. 

Here are some things to consider:

  • Place outlets in pantries and closets to avoid running cords for items, such as rechargeable vacuums and other appliances.
  • Install lighting in closets to ensure you can see and find what you need.
  • Pay attention to how doors and cabinets might open into one another in the kitchen or bathroom when more than one person uses that space.
  • If you plan on having a front-loading washing machine in an area where people will walk through, ensure you leave enough space in the laundry room so the washer door can be left open when not in use to avoid mold.
  • Install a multi-zone HVAC system to efficiently control the temperature in different parts of the home.

Incorporate Smart Technology

Smart technology is only getting better as time goes on, and you probably already use it to some extent. Consider installing time-saving and innovative smart devices in your new home build to help things run smoothly and efficiently. Everything from speakers and thermostats to security systems and lighting can all be part of your smart home solution. Make the integration easy by adding smart features to your home during the building process.

Watch this video to learn from one homeowner’s experiences with integrating smart technology into his home.

When you find a builder with a good history and designs you will be excited to live in, you know it is time to get started on your new home. Create the space you will be happy in by being an active participant in the process and ensuring you have everything you want and need. Once the building is complete, you get to decorate to your heart’s content!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).