What You Need To Know Before Building Your Dream Home
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Are you considering tackling the job of building your own dream home? In many ways, this is the only way to get exactly what you want and need out of a home; and when the process is over, you will end up with a new space that perfectly matches your dream. Yet if you’ve never worked through the home-building process before, you may feel a little overwhelmed. Here are some tips on what to expect and how you can be an active participant in the exciting process of building your dream home.
If you are in the process of selecting your new dream home plan, it’s never too early to start thinking about Building Codes and the role your lot location will have in the building process.
Understanding Local Building Codes and Zoning; it’s never too early to learn the role your lot location will have in the building process.
Local zoning laws and building codes will almost certainly affect the building process of your home floor plan as well as future renovations to your home.
While both building codes and zoning regulations play a similar role, knowing the difference between the two can help you to become better prepared to overcome any obstacles during the home building process.
1) Multiple Design Options 2) Access to Current Housing Trends
A tankless water heater, or demand water heater gives you both: it’s was one of the hottest, fastest-growing trends in 2015, and it gives our customers a design option that they may not have previously considered. It’s also a good way to save money every month on your water bill while being environmentally friendly.
As the name implies, a tankless water heater allows you to save on standby energy losses that are associated with storage water heaters. Instead, this water is heated on-demand by a gas, electric, or propane heating device that is automatically activated by the flow of water to heat a constant supply of water. That means no more waiting around for the storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.
In a previous blog article (April 2015) , I talked about homeowners doing more with less, and making creative use of the square footage they had available. Another great way to extend one’s living experience is through the addition of a walkout, or daylight, basement. Walkout basements are typically built on a sloped yard so that a portion of the basement can be above ground to allow for doorways (often sliding glass) and windows to allow light in. They offer flexible space and are ideal for creating additional square footage. Oftentimes walkout basements are open to allow for a number of potential uses—including an extra family room, an additional bedroom, an entertainment room, or even a storage or utility room.
The following are just some suggestions for converting your basement into functional space:
Is your Dream Home ready for some garage upgrades?
You’ve found the perfect dream home plan, decorated it perfectly, the landscaping is immaculate. But you may have ignored the garage and it’s potential functionality. Laura Hunter with Builder Online brings you these upgrades that will help you make better use of this often neglected space.