Finding the right home is as exciting as it is overwhelming, especially if you’re actually customizing a home that’s being built to meet your needs. Not only is every decision you make important, but the stakes are also high. After all, your home is often your largest investment.
It’s easy to see why many people feel stressed as they weigh their needs and budget against various home building options. Fortunately, we specialize in making building a new home easy, which is why we put together a list of four important questions you should ask before you build your next home.
Question 1: How long do I want to live in this home?
Is this a home where you’re going to retire, or are your kids getting ready to move away and you may want to downsize? People in each of these situations will have very different needs in terms of what type of home to build, and where to build it.
Question 2: What features are important to me right now?
Do you want to entertain friends or throw huge family parties for the holidays? Do you have young kids who need some space to play and grow? Knowing how you will use your house will help you prioritize features, like large custom kitchens or family game rooms.
Question 3: What features might be important to me in 3 years?
Life can change so much in just a year, so it’s smart to look a few years ahead and see if you can anticipate future needs. If you’re hoping to start a family, then you may want to plan an extra room for a nursery. If you are dreaming of customizing a classic car, then you may want some extra garage space.
Question 4: Will this home fit my family’s needs?
A sprawling modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles may seem appealing, but is it something you’ll truly benefit from? Sometimes we have an idealized version of life in mind that doesn’t fit our reality, which could leave you with a home built for entertaining even though you rarely have a guest for dinner!
Last but not least, it’s important that you answer each question honestly. Be realistic about how you use your home and ask your family for input because no matter how amazing a home is, if it doesn’t fit your needs, then it’s not the right home.
Fortunately, you don’t have to have all the answers and you don’t have to do it alone. We specialize in making building a new home easy so that you can enjoy the home building process as much as you will enjoy living in your new home.