Are you ready to settle into your forever home? For most people, that means searching far and wide for a place to buy. But why do that if you can build the perfect home yourself? A self-designed house could be a great idea, and if you’re not sure, maybe these five advantages to building a new home will persuade you:
It’s Your Vision
You will need the expert guidance of professional home builders and designers, but the finished piece will essentially be your vision. Whether you’re dreaming of floor-to-ceiling windows or cool Scandinavian style cladding, you can have it however you want it. Of course, you can find homes you love that are already built, but constructing a house yourself is the ultimate way to put your own stamp on a property.
You Have A Fantastic Selection Of Places To Build
There are all kinds of interesting pieces of land that come up to build a house on, giving you much more control over what is around you, what your views are like, how much space your house takes up on your plot, and which way it faces.
For example, lots of people value public green spaces, and there are even some indications that being near one could add value to your property. You could find a plot within a short walk from a public green space you love. Perhaps the already-constructed homes in that area aren’t quite right for you, but with an empty plot of land, you can create your dream home in your dream area.
The Environment Could Benefit
Ground source heat pumps, wood pellet boilers, solar panels, efficient plumbing, sustainable lighting, and smart technology can all be integrated into your new home. Not only is this good for your living standard and the environment, but it’s also going to make your home a far more valuable investment. Around 77% of Australians and Americans want to live more sustainably. So when it comes time to sell, you’ll likely have a large number of potential buyers eager to take advantage of the green features you have so lovingly designed.
Specialist Requirements Can Be Met
Any needs that you have that would require costly home adaptations can be built into your new home without having to compromise. A good example of this is if you are one of the 61 million adults in the US who live with a disability, you can create a home that makes life much easier for you.
Whether that is with a pneumatic lift, ramps, lowered benchtops, widened doorways, or inbuilt smart digital systems, there are so many more options when you are at the helm of the design.
It Can Be Cheaper
If you are a cash buyer, it can be cheaper to budget and build a home from scratch than buying one. Of course, this will only be true if you are savvy and work against the current trend of rising construction costs. It’s a huge commitment of time, energy, and money, but if you dedicate yourself to the process and do right by your bank balance, the rewards can be huge all around.
“I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey
Building your own home can be incredible, especially if you have a strong feeling that nothing that is already out there already truly ticks all your boxes. With the right research, budgeting, and experts on your side, you really can create your perfect home.