New Home Construction Tips from Lions Den Construction
Building a new home is a dream come true, but to get all of the details just right, it is important to plan thoroughly and work with a reliable construction company. During your first consultation, it may seem like there is an endless number of customization options, which can leave you confused. Here at Lions Den Construction, we will walk with you through the process so that you don’t become overwhelmed while creating the home of your dreams. Below, we’ve shared a few tips to help you plan your project with ease.
Consider the Big Picture
Perhaps you have an ideally placed property that overlooks a lake, or even into the city. Instead of building around these features, work with an architect to play them up even more. Optimize the positive aspects of your property that already exist, especially when it comes to natural lighting. Keeping these in mind will help reduce your energy bills and make your home more inviting overall.
Plan for the Future
Most people are choosing to purchase and build homes that they will retire in as opposed to only staying for a few years. When thinking about creating your custom home, build it in a way that will allow you to age in place comfortably. This can be as simple as door levellers and higher electrical outlets to wider hallways and more bedrooms on the lower floors. Consider your family’s needs now and how they will change in the future. If you have small children now, it is a good idea to create a playroom that can later transform into a game room as they age.
Choose Timeless, Not Trendy
There is nothing wrong with wanting to stay in line with what’s trending, but when it comes to custom homes, timeless is always a better option. Some trends are easier to customize and can stand up to the test of time. Airy open concept designs are always in fashion and can easily be adapted to fit anyone’s style. If you do choose to go ultra-trendy, make sure it is a style that you really love and will be happy to live with long term. If you’re unsure which trends to incorporate in your new home, you can also consider hiring a home interior design expert for assistance.
Make Your Home Smart
Technology has advanced so far that owning a home with smart technology is no longer so farfetched. Whether you plan to stay in your home long term or put it on the market, adding smart features are well worth the price. Options such as smart home security, surveillance, and even timers for your environmental systems will make your home more attractive to buyers and more comfortable for your family. You can even incorporate your appliances into your smart upgrades and communicate with them via your smartphone or computer.
Create the Home of your Dreams
Are you ready to create the perfect home for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come? With help from Lions Den Construction, your dream custom built home in Toronto can become a reality. For more information, give our team a call at (416) 893-8318 today.