The questions to ask yourself before building your home!
Stop renting. Move your family out of that tiny apartment or house. It’s time for you to find your next home. You could always find a real estate agent and purchase a house with less features than you need. Or you can easily build your own home. You don’t need any experience in construction, real estate or financing to build your dream house with Homestead Homes.
Once you have decided to build your home, next consider these questions.
This is the first step to ponder when you plan to build your own home.
Think about your current family size and whether it will expand in the future. Do you plan on having more children? Maybe your mother-in-law will need a place to stay? This will ultimately determine the size of the home you need.
Yes, you want to build a home in the perfect neighborhood, but are you going to get the square footage you need? Another notion to remember: is this your forever-home or where you plan to raise your kiddos in.
The most important features
Where does your family spend the most time? The kitchen, separate rooms or living room? Your home is the place where you spend your days and sleep away in, which means it needs to be functional for everyone. Create a list ranking desired features from the most important to least important:
Everyone has their own bedroom
- A great place for entertainment (inside or outside)
- Are we going to keep this house in the family?
- Does this location work for everyone?
- The design elements
- Adding the best technology and gadgets
- The best resale value
By doing this, your family will be able to assess its needs and wants.
Your home needs the best materials! There is recycled siding, aluminum roofs, concrete, and other materials that all go into building your home. You want the best options for selecting durable and timeless materials for wherever you will live. In the Midwest, Mother Nature is very unpredictable.
The summer heat climb up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and be 30 below zero in the winter. You need building materials to withstand these drastic and extreme temperatures. These are the best options for the siding of your home. Always do your research.
The most important room
Research shows the kitchen is the most important room in the house! This is where families spend time together, cook meals, host parties and where traditions are either created or passed down generationally.
Picture what could your dream kitchen look like. Is it a beautiful quartz countertop with an island in the middle? Whatever your envision is, consider the layout and how the most important room in the home should feel.
The plot of land
Where will you build your own home? Close to work, school or other amenities? No matter what the criteria is for the location of your home, don’t forget about making land criteria a factor as well. This is how to find the perfect plot of land for your home. If you are struggling on your own, don’t worry. Homestead Homes offers expertise on helping you search for the best plot of land.
The resale value of my home
If you know you family will outgrown this home eventually, then think about the future in another light. You don’t want to make it difficult to sell your home when it’s time to move on. You can go onto Zillow and use their home estimate calculator to see how much your home is worth. This is a great start.
There are simple design methods to consider like bedroom sizes the materials used in the home’s interior and exterior. All of this and more effects how well your home will sell in the future.
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