As an aspiring homeowner, you may be wondering if you should build a new house or if you should buy a resale property.
Choosing the option to build presents numerous benefits. By starting from the ground up, you can enjoy fewer maintenance concerns, the luxury of new amenities, energy efficiency and the unique experience of customizing your home to reflect your personal tastes.
Enjoy Today’s Trends
With most new St. Louis home construction, the amenities that today’s lifestyles are seeking have the latest interior trends built-in. Open-concept floor plans, center island kitchens with ample cabinet storage, large master baths and spacious walk-in closets are included in new home designs, eliminating the need for time consuming and costly renovations like removing walls or remodeling the kitchen in order to meet today’s lifestyle needs. In a new home, everything is ready and waiting for you to enjoy.
Reduce Your Upkeep
From pipes and wiring to kitchen appliances and heating and air units, virtually every part of a new home is brand new. There are often a number of features within the structure of an older home that may require maintenance, repair or renovation. These can include electrical wiring, plumbing systems, roofing tiles, hardwood floors, heating and air conditioning units and more. Because everything in new construction is new, maintenance and repair tasks and costs are minimal, if any from the onset. Plus, in the event that some aspect of the home requires service, there are a number of warranties that come with new building components and appliances.
Make it Your Own
Perhaps the greatest advantage of building a new home is customization. Working with a flexible builder, you can add the elements that will give your home both a personal touch and extra functionality to fit your individual lifestyle. You have the opportunity to extend your sense of flair with added accent lighting, unique upgraded tile, built-in shelving, wood accents and more. Also, many new home layouts include options for backyard decks, finished basements and additional living space for visitors and in-laws.
Save on Bills
Aside from the savings on upkeep and repairs that a new home affords, a newly-built residence allows you to take advantage of building materials that employ the latest eco-friendly innovations. Airtight door and window technologies provide an interior environment which maintains the desired temperature without leaking air to the outside. Plus, energy-efficient furnaces and air conditioners can make a big difference on monthly bills.
Connect with Tech
When building a new home, you can take advantage of the latest technologies to create an environment of luxury, convenience and safety for yourself and your family. Opting for your builder to pre-install technologies including remote-operated alarm systems, built-in speaker configurations and the latest in tech integrated stainless-steel kitchen appliances can provide interactive, connective enjoyment for everyone.
When it comes to buying a residential property, starting from the ground up presents distinct advantages over purchasing a resale residence. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of building a new home
This post was written by Jason Rhoads