When it comes to design considerations when building a new Charlotte home, there are all kinds of options and factors to choose from that it can become quite confusing as to which things should be prioritized so you that you get what you have always wanted in your new home. There’s no need to lose your brains on this one.
Here are a few design considerations that you should consider when building a new home in 2015:
1. Get Your Home ENERGYSTAR Rated
ENERGYSTAR is a program developed by the US Government which rates the efficiency of each home and compares it to a standard house. An independent inspector comes to inspect and test the home for its efficiency level.
This is an excellent way to check whether your Charlotte contractor has lived up to his promise of designing an energy efficient home!
2. Ponder Upon Energy Efficiency Choices
Utility costs will continue to increase with time. Installing a HVAC system that is expensive but promises energy savings over long term is a great way to keep your monthly costs down over the entire life of your custom home.
Similarly, think long-term whenever installing appliances and systems in your Charlotte custom-home. Energy efficient lighting, devices, and appliances can combine to give you ample savings over time.
3. Get the Size Right
Gone are the times when giant homes were preferred back in the 1990s. Today’s design trends focus on developing a house whose size is just right for the family. Spend time working with your Charlotte Design Build Contractor to determine the perfect sized rooms, kitchen, and other spaces around the house depending on your and your family’s needs.
There’s nothing wrong with planning for the future if your family is expected to grow. But there is no point in developing a ‘McMansion’ as it will only waste money during and construction as well as increase operating costs.
4. Design for Resale
You never know when you have to move around the country. Perhaps you get a promotion that you just cannot turn down, or maybe you are fed up with the weather. Whatever the reason, make sure you take care of this beforehand in the initial designing stages.
If, for instance, it is a norm to have a 4 bedroom house in your price range, do not build a 3 room home. A formal dining room may not be important for you, but if it is a tradition in every home around the neighborhood, you may want to consider having one.