The Two Cs

No Regrets: What You Need to Consider Before You Have Your Custom Home Built

With all excitement surrounding the building of a new home, it can be easy to overlook some of the most important aspects of the design process. You have probably been dreaming about your custom home for a long time and know what you want in terms of style and design. However, you also need to consider a few other things when planning your home.

Marketability matters

Even if you never plan to sell your home, there is no guarantee you will not have to sell at some point. While you should always plan your home based on features that are important to you, it never hurts to consider including features to make your home marketable if the need should arise.

Features that may make your home attractive to future buyers include walk-in closets, a large kitchen, a neutral color palette, and an open living space. Outdoor entertaining features are also popular with potential buyers.

Must-have Features

If you are having a home custom-built, you are most likely working within a set budget. You must determine what elements you are willing to compromise on. If having a family room or home gym is important, you may be willing to compromise by having a smaller living room that rarely gets used. If you rarely cook at home, you may want to settle for a smaller kitchen and design a larger living room to accommodate that large sectional living room suite and media console you have been dreaming of owning.

Your senior years

Nobody enjoys thinking about getting older, and it is one of the most overlooked things when designing a home. However, if you plan to remain in your home throughout your lifetime, you should take the future into mind when planning your custom home. For instance, limiting the number of stairs in your home will make your home easier to navigate as you age. Safety features, such as motion sensors to control lighting in all rooms and to turn kitchen and bathroom faucets on will be helpful now and in the future. Any additional living quarters added to your home can be rented now or used to house a caregiver later in life.

Watching your dreams come true as you start to plan your custom home is exciting. You cannot wait to see the finished project and get ready to move in. Knowing your home will work great for you now and into the future will help you design a home you will never regret.