We all have a perfect picture of our ideal home. Some dream of a composite yard with a swimming pool, others of a home library that offers scenic views. Meanwhile, some want a home theater.
People are often dissatisfied with ready-to-shift properties because they usually don’t meet their specific preferences. A custom-built home is a great way to ensure that your property reflects your character, lifestyle, and individual esthetic sense.
Here are four things to consider when building a home for the first time:
Architect and home builder
You can either opt for pre-designed “cookie cutter” home designs and floor plans or hire a custom home builder with architects available to design a truly custom home with layouts, design elements, and upgrades that you want in your home. Do extensive research to find a home builder that can meet all your expectations and build you a home that you can spend a lifetime in.
Most builders will take you on a home “tour” through their portfolio to introduce you to the quality of their work and architectural approach. A good home builder will schedule meetings to ask questions, educate you on the process, showcase previous home builds and walk you through the entire process from concept design to move-in day.
One of the most significant advantages of a custom home is the vast array of amenities you can include for optimal functioning and comfort. While building a custom home, you want to make sure that each room reflects your style. Start by creating a list of every designer and functional requirement, from your living room’s layout to the number of bedrooms. Here are some amenities you can include in your new home:
- Movie theaters
- Indoor swimming pools
- Built-in Barbeque Area
- Wine Storage Area
- Expansive outdoor living area
There is no one-size-fits-all answer when choosing amenities for your custom home. If you love to host events and frequently receive guests, get a gourmet kitchen with professional-grade appliances and an outdoor grill. Jot your ideas down on paper and discuss them with the designer.
For a modern home, you can opt for home automation and smart home security options to control and protect your home. Home automation allows you remote access to your home’s appliances like thermostats, heating and cooling systems, garage doors, and security systems.
Ask your contractor for energy-efficient alternatives for your custom home. You can opt for innovative features like solar or eco-friendly shingles or low-E window/door glasses for clean energy and insulation.
Architectural features like south-facing windows and skylights that provide natural lighting are great ways to save energy. You should also upgrade to CFL or LED bulbs. They are efficient, long-lasting alternatives to conventional 40 and 60-watt light sources.
The landscape and lighting play a significant role in your home’s aesthetics, which can greatly influence its mood and ambiance. Rather than reserving spaces for lawns and flowerbeds, invest in a cozy outdoor living space. It can serve as a private scenic getaway for you and your family. Ask your builder for a patio or deck and pair it with an outdoor kitchen, shower, spa, and recreational area.
About Attitash Builders
We offer new construction and design for residential, historical, and commercial properties. We provide home and commercial remodeling and annex construction services as well. We have been building modern homes since 1999. You can check our portfolio to know more. You can also call us at 617-581-9815 for more assistance or fill our online form to get a free quote.