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  • Writer's pictureJoel Guyer

Things to Consider When Planning Your New Home Construction

Very few things are as exciting as building your new home. One of the advantages of new construction is that you will have a degree of freedom in selecting products to be used in the home. You have complete flexibility over what you plan for each room, from material selection, color, and design.

The following are some important tips and advice that should be taken into account when planning your new home construction:

Window Treatments

Your windows are an integral part of your home. The window treatments you choose now will be part of your environment for years, so consider carefully what types of styles best suit you. Modern window treatments offer a wide variety of styles and sophistication - from sheer, translucent window coverings to blinds and drapes of every fabric, color, and pattern.

Comfort Is King

Because you will live with whatever climate control system you choose for many years, think about features such as zoning and programmable thermostats. These days, systems can automatically adjust to different temperatures in different areas of your home at different times of the day. This allows you to control the climate better while reducing energy costs.

Kitchen Basics

When planning a new kitchen, ask yourself what your lifestyle will demand from the kitchen. The next step is to plan for what you don't need and what you do. In addition, take into account future appliances and technology that might be added or upgraded in the lifetime of the home. For example, it's a good idea to ensure there is plenty of room on electrical circuits so that there is room to expand.

Carpet or Hardwood?

Carpet has certainly made a comeback among homeowners. The latest generation of carpets is more attractive, easier to maintain, and more durable than ever before. But it's not for everyone. Carpeting will make your home quieter and warmer in the winter months but hotter in the summer months. So if you're considering carpet, it's important to be aware of its qualities, maintenance requirements, and benefits before you make your decision.

If you choose to go the hardwood route, it's important to remember that when you go with the best, your investment will have a higher resale value when you're ready to sell. Hardwood is not only beautiful, but it is also more durable than most other flooring options. Hardwood floors finished with the best UV-cured polyurethane can last for many years, requiring little maintenance.

Don't Forget The Garage

The garage of your new home should be tailored to your specific needs and preferences. This is usually where you will be storing your vehicle(s), but many other possibilities exist. For example, the garage is ideal for home office equipment or storage space - essentially whatever you need to store that does not fit in another area of the house.

What To Do With The Landscape

The landscaping features at your new home will make the biggest impression on your guests. So before you break ground, plan carefully. If privacy is important, think about how much screening you'll need to ensure you have it. Also, consider where you want trees and shrubs that provide shade in different seasons.

Bottom Line on Planning Your New Construction

When planning your new home construction, it is important to consider all of the different factors that will go into making your home perfect for you. From the windows treatments to the climate control system you choose, every detail matters. By taking into account what you need and want and future needs and wants, you can create a blueprint for your perfect home.

While we can't help with every part of this, we'd be glad to help you make the right decision about the window treatments. Let us bring all the options to you and show you the pros and cons for each one.

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