Have you been dreaming about your new home? When you sit and consider everything that you want in a home you may be surprised to find that you would be better off building. If you have been house hunting for a while and have not had luck finding the type of house that you want in the community that you desire, you may benefit from building. When you have a custom house built you are able to put your personal touches into every aspect of the home. There are definitely a few things to take into consideration when you have your custom home built.
When building a new home you will want to think about the neighborhood that you are moving into. Some builders acquire lots in well-established neighborhoods. They will post a sign in the land that simply states their name and contact information. These homes can be built to your exact specifications. You will purchase the lot from the builder and then begin going over blue prints. You can add as many bedrooms, bathrooms and extra amenities that fit into your budget. Once the lay out is decided upon you will be able to make all of the design finish ideas. These decisions include flooring choices for every room of the house, basement finishing designs, laundry room location and designs, windows, doors, lighting, cabinets, counter tops, appliances and bathroom finishes. You will be able to plan out where every light sockets and light fixture is fixed. There is a lot to think about, so it is best to tour your home as much as the builder can allow throughout the build. Consider where you may want to set furniture up, so you can determine where electric should be run.
If you purchase a home in a subdivision that is being built you will have a few limited choices. Often builder spec homes come in a few select styles. You will be able to tour the already built model homes and decide which pre-designed lay out works best for your needs. These subdivisions also have restrictions on some design traits. You will have choices when it comes to accessories and finishes but you should know those choices are often limited. If you want higher end finishes they are considered up-grades. Builders of subdivisions often buy in bulk, so they are limited to about a half dozen to a dozen style designs. This may seem limited, but it really is not. It is less stressful to look at a dozen tile samples and select the one you like. If you go to a showroom and look at fifty tile samples you may begin to become confused. Limited choices do not equate to limited style. Often is really equates to easier decision making and limited stress. You can stop at the builder office and learn more here about style choices.
There are many reasons why you would choose to build in an established or a new community. Both reasons solely depend upon what you are comfortable with. If you enjoy being part of a HOA then you will like being in a new build subdivision. If you enjoy established neighborhoods, then you will do best with a private build. At the end of your build you will be residing in your dream home that is full of your design and finishes.