Things to Consider When Building a Home

Things to Consider When Building a Home

March 6, 2017 | No Comments


New home builders have a lot to keep track of when it comes to construction. If you don’t cover all the necessary steps, then you might find that your final build is incredibly frustrating to live in, and you might wind up spending a small fortune putting things right. Don’t let that happen to you- follow these steps, and you’ll be able to ensure that your new home is just like you envisioned.

Adequate Storage Space

People having a new home built often get so caught up in the look of each room, that they lose sight of the bigger picture. Without enough closet space- especially in kids’ bedrooms- you’ll find that you simply don’t have room to keep everything tucked away neat and tidy. At this stage, you could also think about built-in bookshelves or smart storage solutions in the kitchen.  It’s much easier to create innovative storage spaces at this early stage than adding them on later.

Lift Those Ceilings High

Not only do high ceilings make a room feel much more spacious, but they also allow you to fit bigger windows that let in more light. All this adds up to a much more pleasant feeling throughout the house, particularly when compared to lower, more cramped ceilings that many older homes feature.

Keep Things Insulated

It’s good to remember just how much money you can save with insulation. Not only does it keep your home warm in the winter months, saving you hundreds on energy bills, but it also stops the heat from getting in during the summer. You’ll recover the cost of insulation in just a few years, so it’s a smart idea to install it when you first build the home.

Plan Out Your Outlets

Often, new home builders don’t pay much attention to the placement of power outlets and light switches. However, you really should- after all, you don’t want the sockets to be in hard-to-reach places that require furniture to be moved out of the way to access a plug. It’s also your chance to put the outlets where you want them- so if you’ve always wanted a flat screen TV in the bathroom, then you can finally achieve that.

For more information on custom home building, contact Grayson Homes at 919-578-6222.

Mike Poupard