When you build your own new-construction home, it can be easy to focus on the few main features and designs you want and leave the rest to your builder. However, if you want your new space to feel like your own, rather than a model home with standard features, utilizing these tips can help you ensure you end up feeling completely at home in your new house.
Tip #1: Consider Your Personal Needs when Planning a new-construction
Choosing a layout for your new-construction should involve more than just finding designs that look the best. A kitchen design you’ve been eyeing might boast luxury and aesthetic appeal, but does it actually suit your needs? It can be hard to feel like home in a place that makes daily activities and things you enjoy doing more difficult. Make a list of the activities you and your family participate in and enjoy the most in a residential setting and imagine what your ideal space requires in order for you to perform them easily and comfortably.
Tip #2: Think About the Future
One reason people prefer to design and build their own homes is because this allows them to customize their living space from the basement to the attic, and even outdoors. Personalizing your space to fit your current lifestyle can be fun, but if you plan on spending many years in your new house, it’s essential to consider your plans for the future. Change is unavoidable in life, so it’s best to choose a home design that suits your current and potential future needs. Consider all that you want to accomplish, even if you haven’t started working towards those goals yet, and make sure your home provides a space that can be updated in the future if your needs or lifestyle changes.
Tip #3: Avoid Trends
Speaking of change, design trends are known to rise and fall in popularity every year, and sometimes every season. Don’t choose designs simply because a magazine or article told you they are ideal for your new-construction home. A design trend you like today could be seen as outdated a few years after you build and leave you feeling unhappy with your choice. Instead, stick with classic designs so that your home always looks current and implement small customizations to really make it your own.
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At J.F. Johnson Lumber Company, we have the building products you need to design and construct a house that feels like home, including:
In addition, our design team is here to help you ensure the spaces in your new home will satisfy the needs of you and your family for many years. Give us a call today to learn more and get started on making your new house a home.