You’ve made an executive decision to begin a new home construction project for your family. A dream home is something special to you, and you want to make sure that instead of settling for a pre-owned house, you are getting exactly what you want. But what exactly is it that you want? This can be a hard question for those who want to be custom homeowners but have no idea where to start. The new home construction process is confusing, but it can be much smoother when you are equipped with a helpful example. Here is a guide from home building experts on how to get the ball rolling on your new home construction project.
Ask Questions and Make Plans
Think about your current home or dwelling, or perhaps a childhood place that brings you comfort. What do you love about it so much? Perhaps it is a bay window or a cheery sunroom. After brainstorming for a while, make a combined list of things you would want to include in your new home. Another piece of advice for new home construction is to evaluate your current home and find elements you could live without. For example, do you use your dining room? Perhaps it might be better to build a home with more kitchen space to fit a dining table instead. Asking rhetorical questions can help to clearly identify what you are looking for in your new home plan.
General Home Trends
Another step to take before talking to a new home construction professional is to research current home trends. What’s new and trendy is usually popular for a reason, such as natural light. Natural light in homes is beautiful, but there are both health and environmental benefits that will benefit you For example, natural light helps minimize the need for expensive and environmentally taxing artificial light. Blue tinted artificial lights can also cause headaches in certain individuals. Consider looking to picture-based social media such as Pinterest or Houzz to find any new trends that you may not have thought about on your own to remediate this problem. However, remember not to rely too much on current trends. A timeless design should be a priority to ensure happiness and style for many years to come. And most important, focus on how will you live in your new home and will your ideas mesh with your lifestyle?
But What is Considered Timeless in New Home Construction?
Timeless design in homes refers to designs that were once trending but have not faded out of fashion since development. A few of these include:
- open concept floorplans
- plenty of windows with natural light
- utilizing the outside views in the best ways possible
- usefull and creative storage spaces
- practical rooms like laundry, mud and multi-purpose rooms
- home office/flex room
- first floor bathroom adjacent to a flex room for a first floor bedroom suite
- finishing the lower level basement
- indoor/outdoor living with screened porches, covered decks and patios
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders!
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last. Columbia Builders was voted Best of Howard County 2020 for best home builder.
If you’re ready to invest in a home, built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!