Building a home is an exhilarating feeling thanks to the upgrade and lifestyle improvement it promises. Make sure you get the best results with your new home build by including the items below.
Allowance for a Spa or Tub
If you want to become a part of the 17.12% of American residents aged between 18 and 29, and who, according to Comfy Living, have a spa, hot tub, or pool, leave an allowance for it during construction. Even if you don’t have the budget to get one right now, you can make it easier to get one in the future by setting up the basics for it while constructing. Let your builders know your intentions. You could even hire them to finish the job for you in the future. This way, you won’t have to demolish anything to get the room set up for your pool, spa, or tub, and it will be cost-effective.
With the world becoming smarter by the day and favoring smart and efficient appliances, allow room for the installation of smart appliances in your new home. Make it easy to plug-in smart home devices and you will save money in the future that you may have had to spend on setting them up from scratch. Make it easy to include technology, both now and in the future, and you will enjoy the efficiency and energy savings that come with building a smart home that will fit in the future.
Outdoor Electrical Outlets
Have you ever had to connect a number of extension cables just so you could easily get some power outdoors? Avoid this scenario for your home by including electrical outlets outside your new house. Ensure that they’re protected from moisture and weather extremes so that they don’t get damaged, and spending time in your yard will be something to look forward to. From charging phones and other devices to plugging in a music system during a party, there are many applications for external electrical outlets. Design-build firms, which have a single team of experts to take care of an entire home project from the top to the bottom, can advise you accordingly. You will therefore be at an advantage if your home is being built by a design-build firm as they will work this flawlessly into the project.
Large, Quality Windows
Windows do a lot more than simply letting light and air into a house. They also play an aesthetic role and can help you maintain your indoor temperatures if done right. This means that it’s important to really think about the design of your new home’s windows. Ensure that they’re large and modern, the best that you can afford. This will allow you to get a home that looks as amazing as it feels from the start.
The Right Building Materials
Finally, make sure to use the best building materials to construct your home. This is because just choosing the right material could yield a 30% decrease in the energy needs that your home has. Ensure that you use safe and non-toxic materials so that your family’s health isn’t compromised. Read up on alternative materials you can use, bearing in mind that you can also choose recycled or recyclable materials to use in your construction. This will make your home construction truly sustainable and you will enjoy not making a big impact on the environment.
Make sure to include these suggestions in your new home build and you will be proud of the results. Since it’s a big investment you’re making, do your best to get it right the first time and avoid costly do-overs.