Why Is Building A New Home Better Than Fixing Up An Old One?
House hunting or building your own home? Each choice comes with MANY pros and cons, but WHY is it better to build your own home? There are plenty of things to think about between the two options.
Building A New Home Is The Greener Option
In almost all cases, building a new home provides for more eco-friendly and energy-efficient options for homeowners. With newer materials available, such as better insulation, energy-efficient windows, and Energy Star heating and cooling equipment, newer construction means a better carbon footprint and lower utility bills for your new home.
Building A New Home Means You Can Have The Extras You’ve Always Wanted
If you are considering building a new home for you and your family, you can pick and choose the features and amenities you’ve wanted. If you’re looking at an older house, chances are you’ll need to remodel at least one area of the house to get things the way you want. To take a look at just some of the little “extras” that our clients choose, check out our Facebook album for some of our special, customized features.
Building A New Home Means Newer Trends
One of the newer trends that’s come out in recent years is an open floor plan. Many of the newer home designs feature these open spaces, with more room for entertaining. Older homes generally consist of smaller rooms and less space for moving around.
Building A New Home Means You Aren’t Settling For What’s On The Market
By building your new home and choosing the options you and your family want in your new home, you aren’t having to choose from just what’s on the market and available to you. You can craft your dream home (within your budget, of course!) with the features and amenities you want.
Building A New Home Means Better Indoor Air Quality
Today’s new homes meet more stringent building codes and energy standards than those built in the past. Newer HVAC systems means there isn’t a build-up of mold or bacteria in the ventilation. In addition, new chemicals used in paints, carpets, and other flooring are less toxic than in years past. All of this results in higher indoor air quality.
Building A New Home Means Better Safety
Older homes often have older circuit breakers or fuse boxes that you have to contend with when you lose power in one part of your home. If they haven’t been kept up to code, this can be a fire hazard. Newer garage door openers have infrared beams that stop if something is too low to the floor or blocking the garage door, which could help a child not get hit in the head by the garage door or a favorite toy from getting crushed.
Building A New Home Means Lower Maintenance Fees In Most Cases
Because, again, this is all new… New roof, foundation, appliances, etc. All new. Nothing to replace right away.
And Let’s Not Forget… Building A New Home Means You Get That “New Home Feel”
Buying a used home is essentially buying someone else’s dream. And there’s just something about that “never lived-in” feeling of your own new home.
Still not sold on building vs. buying? Check out these past blog posts for more information:
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and let you make all the decisions. We are currently building in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today, contact us for more information!