When you are building your custom home, you want to make sure it has everything you need. The problem is, it can be hard to look at life to figure out what you need both today and tomorrow. Consider what your needs were just a few years ago and compare them to now. Seeing how things have changed between then and now can really help you see things from a different perspective. Here are a few tips to help you figure out which features you should add into your new custom Huntsville home.
Look at Your Needs for Right Now and Also Ten Years from Now
The most important thing that you need to do when considering features to add into your custom Huntsville home is to look at how your life is changing. Do you have children, or plan to have children? Is the house ready for little ones, or is it unsafe? Are your children growing and no longer need all those safety features you needed when they were little? What about family members, do you have any that may need to come and live with you in the next few years? All of these answers can help you ensure you get the most out of your custom home build.
Make a List of Must and Must-Not Have Features
Everyone has a few things they consider a must-have in their dream home. Most people make this list and try and check off most, if not all of them. However, most people also forget to create a list of things they absolutely do not want in their dream home. This can include things like having stairs (they only want a ranch), having closed off rooms, or having a kitchen that is non-functional for large gatherings. Whatever it is that you do not want, make sure you include that in your plans as well. These are important factors when designing and building your custom Huntsville home.
Consider What Alterations You May Want to Make in the Future
Think about what you may want to put in the original build, and what features may change as you go. Some people put in regular cabinetry now because they know they will want to build custom cabinets down the line. This is totally understandable, and may be a way to save some money during the build. If your dream is to add in your own custom patio, garden, bathroom, or built-ins, then make sure to include that in your original design. Go with the materials and designs that will work for now, knowing you will be making those spaces your own as time goes by.
Don’t Forget About Somewhere Down the Line
While it is important to get everything you want out of your custom Huntsville home right away, it is also important to consider what may happen should you decide to sell the home. At some point, the home will likely be sold. Are the features you want added in today going to help sell the home? If not, then you may want to think about adding them in before the project gets started. Having an indoor waterfall may look and sound amazing, but it could be a danger to someone buying the home with small children down the line. If you really want it in there, just make sure there is a way to keep it safe or close it off so it is safe when you sell the house.
If you need other ideas of what to add in or leave out of your custom Huntsville home, give us a call. We would love to help!