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Building a Home Should be Exciting, Not Exhausting

Most Americans today associate the process of building a new home with feeling overwhelmed and spending more money than they intended, often leading them to scour the real estate market for pre-existing homes. It could take a long time to find the home you're dreaming of, or even worse, settling for one that isn't all you wanted.

But what if building a custom home wasn't as mentally draining, time-consuming, or expensive as you thought? What if the home building process was actually simpler and cheaper than buying a pre-existing home? Let's compare some of the exciting benefits of building a new home as opposed to purchasing a pre-existing one.

 

No Costly Renovations

Building a Home Should be Exciting, Not Exhausting

Depending on the age of the home and your personal design preferences such as your desire for a large kitchen or second-floor laundry room, renovations are typically needed when purchasing a pre-existing home. Homeowners often find that the renovations they had planned can't be done or, worse, other problems that increase costs begin popping up once the work is underway.

Hiring a builder to create exactly the home you're looking for is actually often cheaper. By creating a budget and working closely with the construction company, you can design the home you want at a price you can afford. Removing amenities that you don't necessarily need or want, such a- a half bathroom that hardly gets used, allows you to allocate that money towards features that matter to you.

 

Energy Efficiency

We've come a long way in making our surroundings energy-efficient, from our cars and electronics to the very houses we live in. When purchasing or building a new home, it's important to think about the long-term costs associated with running that house.

 

It's no secret that older homes are not energy-efficient. While renovations or DIY fixes may help to an extent, an older home will never be as energy-efficient as today's green home. This is because the actual build of the home and the materials used lay the foundation for true energy efficiency in today's environmentally conscious world.

By working with builders to construct a new home, you can design a Zero Energy Ready house that saves you a lot of money over the years to come. Communicating your desires to the builder, devising a plan together, and watching as your plan comes to fruition is an exciting process that you'll never forget

 

Help Design Your Home

Smart, passionate homebuilding companies such as BrightLeaf are ready to facilitate you in building your dream home, walking with you step-by-step to turn your ideas into reality. The excitement begins to intensify as you enter the pre-construction phase of your home-building process. Open communication between the future homeowner and builder during this process is crucial, so it's important to work with a company that you really connect with.

 

During the pre-construction phase, you will meet with your builder to discuss the general configuration of your home's layout, features, and finishes. You approve the conceptual floor plan based on your needs and aesthetic preferences before we finalize it. From then on, our team springs into action, acquiring land, finalizing plans with architects, and handling all the other behind-the-scenes tasks so you don't have to deal with them.

 

Instead, you can sit back, relax, and complete your home’s finishing touches in the online Buildertrend system. As the home-building process proceeds, you can check in online whenever you want to view the progress of your home's construction. With BrightLeaf, it's really that simple.

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