The Benefits of Building Your Own Home

Monday, October 5, 2015
I've always thought it would be an amazing experience to build our own home. Well, not actually with our own hands, but in conjunction with a contractor who can take our vision and execute it. Have you ever considered building your own home?

I recently had the chance to chat with my friend Ally who is both an interior designer and a realtor and specializes in selling plots of land to those who want to build a custom home. She shared the top reasons why people choose to build a new home rather than buy buy a pre-owned home.


You Get The House You Want
Building your own home allows you the opportunity to have the exact house you want. You can specify the number of bedrooms and dimensions of the rooms. There are virtually no limits to what you can do. You choose everything from the shape of the property to the floor plan. In my town, many of the newer homes are built on narrow lots. The homes are narrow but long. You can find companies that provide narrow lot house plans or ranch house plans. Whatever your dream home is, there’s a plan to fit it.

When you start designing the plan of the home, you may decide to hire an architect. They’re experts at designing homes and will be able to provide you with the level of professionalism you need.

You Have More Flexibility In Choosing A Location
There are plots of land in all kinds of different locations. You have lots of options, so you can build your home pretty much anywhere you want to. Have you ever found the perfect home but it’s not in the right location? Maybe it's on a busy street or it's too far away from a major highway or a school. You won’t have that problem when you build your own home.

While you can draw up your plans, and spend time getting them exactly how you want them, you can hunt around until you find the location and plot of land that will be just right for you. It’s the perfect way of getting the best of both worlds.

You Can Incorporate Eco Features
Most homes that you’ll find on the market are older and inefficient. That’s not a good thing if you’re worried about the impact you have on the environment and your bottom line. Building your own howe allows you to include all the green and eco-friendly features you want to.

You could use certified wood from sustainable forests, cellulose wall insulation and satellite controlled sprinkler systems. These are all very environmentally friendly. But the main things you should use are solar panels to produce all your own electricity.

You’ll Feel Huge Sense of Satisfaction When It’s Done
One of the best things about building your own home is the satisfaction you get once the project is complete. Seeing a project come to fruition is one of the greatest accomplishments there is. There’s no feeling quite like moving into the home that you’ve designed and built for the past few months from the ground up, literally. It’s simply not the same when you buy a home that’s already built!

You can’t buy that feeling. And because you’ve designed the home to your specifications, you’ll be more likely to stay there for a very long time.

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