Buying a home is difficult, it’s a big investment. You have a picture in your mind of what you want that house to look like, what you need to fit your lifestyle, and where you’d like it to be. It can be nearly impossible to find exactly your “dream home” without renovating at least a little and redecorating a lot.
Building your own home provides you with the flexibility to design a floor plan. As you consider your dream home, visualize the optimal flow of your living space. Do you want a grand entrance as you walk in? How many bedrooms or bathrooms does your family need?
Building a brand-new home has also become more popular because of the competitive housing market across the country. You can skip the stress of house hunting, bidding wars, and contract negotiations by building a home of your own.
Building your own house makes your property truly feel like home. As the first owner of your new house, you are the design expert of your living space. All of your appliances are new, and you can customize every detail of the home.
We put together 7 benefits of building your dream home:
When you build your own home, every little bit of it can be customized to your precise specifications. Do you want a large, open first floor? You can do that. Need a big kitchen with plenty of storage? You can tell the architect exactly how you want that to look. Building your own home gives you the power to design a home that is specific to your family and your own unique needs.
2. No need to renovate
When you buy a house, generally the cost of the house is not the only fee you’ll be shelling out. A home you buy might require renovations to fit your lifestyle, and could need some work before it’s livable. Additionally, you’ll have to consider the cost of redecorating, as the previous owner’s tastes are probably not the same as yours. An older home will also require much more upkeep than a newer one. When building a home, you make all the decisions, so by the time it’s completed, your house will be exactly what you wanted.
When you build your own home, you’ll be able to choose the appliances, furnace, water heater, and air conditioning system, which means they’ll be new, and you’ll also be able to choose from an array of energy-efficient options. Just having a new furnace and air conditioner can save you hundreds on your utility bill, and with an energy-efficient machine, you could potentially save even more. Additionally, with brand new everything, you won’t have to worry about service charges and repairs for years to come.
4. Fewer maintenance costs
During the first few years, you’ll save money on appliance repairs and maintenance costs. You can trust your HVAC system or roof will stay intact for at least a decade. Less maintenance will save you time and money down the road. If you build a new home, your home may also come with a warranty for the appliances and materials you install. The materials and appliances may be covered for up to 10 years, so you can make a claim to replace them for little to no cost.
Since you won’t have hidden costs, like potential repairs or renovations, you’ll be able to set a budget and stick to it. At Walker Homes and Remodeling, our team helps you manage your budget and make sure that you don’t go over, and that your home is still exactly what you want. When buying older homes, you never know what you’ll find behind the walls; building a home helps you avoid the surprise.
6. Higher resale value
While the cost to build your home may be more at first, you will make more money when you go to sell your house again. More than half of potential homebuyers who buy new homes claim they don’t want to move into an existing home because the home may need renovations.
You’ll have a level of satisfaction over your home if you build it yourself. Since you’re designing your home from start to finish, everything in your living space will be what you want. When people compliment your house, they’ll be complimenting your unique taste. Build a home that you’ll be proud to call your own.
Building a house is much easier when you have the right plan in place. When you have a floor plan that feels like home, the rest of the details come naturally. Our team at Walker Homes and Remodeling will provide you with the ideal floor plan for your living space. Even though the home building process may seem overwhelming, we help you get started with a practical floor plan and be by your side along this process.