Tips for your new home construction
Superior Construction – Tips for your new home construction
When you begin jot down design ideas or even have your first consultation with an architect, it can seem like you have an overwhelming amount of options for new home construction. As one of the premier custom home builders in the GTA, we have seen it all when it comes to design, so we are here to offer some of our expert guidance.
When planning for your new home construction, there are certain tips you can follow to help ensure your new build really is the home of your dreams.
Look at the big picture.
Do you have a gorgeous piece of property with a view of nature or perhaps overlooking a favorite section of the city? Talk with your architect about how to best optimize that view. Explore ways that you can make the most of the natural light you have. This will not only make your home feel warm and inviting, but it will also help you save on energy bills.
Think long term.
More and more, Canadians are preferring to age in place rather than be forced to move when they get older. If you plan for your new home construction to be your forever home, talk to your builder about aging in place elements that can help you stay as comfortable in your home for as long as possible. This might include options such as door levers instead of round doorknobs, electrical outlets that are higher
off the floor, smooth and/or soft floor materials such as cork, and wider doorways throughout the home.
Consider timeless over trendy.
There are certain designs that have stood the test of time. Open concept, airy designs have been popular for a long time and will likely never go out of style, Other trends tend to go in and out of fashion. If you do decide to go with something more trendy, make sure that you absolutely love it and won’t grow tired of it when it goes out of style – which it probably will.
Incorporate smart home technology
The homes of the future are smart homes. And while homes can be retrofitted with smart home technology, it is easier to plan for and install it in a new home. Smart home options include smart security systems that allow you to see who is at the door with your smart phone, shades and awnings that open and close based on the amount of light coming through them, and even smart appliances that let you know when your Thanksgiving turkey is ready.