When you decide to own a home you have a choice of purchasing an existing home or working with an Southern New Jersey custom home builder to build your new home. One factor in favor of building a new home is the ability to customize features of the home to suit your needs.
When you buy an existing home you either accept the layout or need to plan on doing a major renovation. Think of something simple as electrical outlets. Homes built pre 1970 were wired differently than homes today. Electrical needs to supply security systems, computers and printers, media rooms, and new appliances have changed and upgrading an older home is more complicated than incorporating electrical needs into a new construction.
When you work with Kridge Construction you can customize your home design so that it meets your evolving needs. You can customize your kitchen and bathroom to fit your tastes and needs. You can choose to locate a laundry on the second floor eliminating the need to carry laundry downstairs. and much more. Want a media room, more storage, or a game room, no problem.
A Southern New Jersey Custom Home Builder Can Provide
Environmentally Friendly and Healthy Homes
New construction materials and techniques reduce the amount of lumber needed to build your home reducing costs and providing energy savings. Incorporating new Energy Star rated appliances provide ongoing energy savings and tankless water heaters closer to the highest point of use saves water usage. Paying attention to the materials used in homes and eliminating the use of some plastics, laminates, and fume-producing glues will make your home healthier.
Accessible Home Design
As homes sizes have increased there is more space to make homes more spacious and accessible including increasing the width of hallways, zero step entrances; more accessible bathrooms; and widened doors. While these are features that you see in homes for people with disabilities they also will serve you well as you age.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor living used to be defined by simply having a patio or a deck off of your home. Today’s outdoor spaces are being better integrated into the design of the home. These outdoor spaces are planned as part of the home floor plan and feature rich with flooring, outdoor coverage, kitchens, dining areas, fireplaces and more. They allow you to enjoy the outdoors with some of the benefits of the indoors.
A recent third quarter survey of architects revealed that consumers are favoring homes with low maintenance exterior materials. Simple designs are a means to reduce prices and reduce the time required for upkeep. As out lives continue to get more complicated and with a tight economy its more important than ever to reduce time and maintenance home-related costs.
People are living longer and older parents are starting to move back in with their children during their twilight years. In the past that meant taking an existing bedroom and using it for your parents. In-law suites have changed the equation creating self-contained spaces within the home that include kitchen, bath, bedroom and living spaces to provide are more comfortable and independent space.
Whatever you desire in a new home, an Atlanta custom home builder can incorporate into your design.