Everyone wants to talk about building new instead of renovating these days. And it makes sense – the difference in cost between a gut renovation and from-the-ground-up construction isn’t as big as most people think.
The reality is a home is a complex machine made up of multiple systems – and machines are prone to face some proverbial road bumps (eventually). These two factors are at the core of why new construction homes are all the rage right now.
With New Construction, You Get Exactly What You Want
Want an open floor plan with plenty of nooks and crannies to disappear into? Pretty much impossible with any home that has been built, but when you’re starting from the dirt and working your way up it is very doable.
We can create a layout that has the dining room, the family room and the kitchen connected but with a private office so you don’t have to huddle in the closet to take a private Zoom call.
You won’t have to deal with repairs
Old homes have charm – they also have a lot of repairs. From faulty electrical work to corroded plumbing, wear and tear on a home is no fun to deal with.
With new construction, you avoid most of the expensive bills (but you still have regular maintenance!).
You can take advantage of tax breaks
While every homeowner has access to many tax credits, when you’re building new it’s even easier to utilize. For example, with energy efficient tax credits (for using impact windows, solar panels, insulation, certain roofing materials, etc. is just a process of selecting the right products as you’re going about the rest of the planning.
The bonus: besides the tax credit for building using those energy efficient materials, your energy bill will be lower for years to come.
Planning a Build?
Here’s the tricky part – if you’re planning on building a new home from the ground up, it’s essential to be realistic on the timeline and the budget.
The cost of labor and materials can add up quickly, but you can use the planning process to finalize details on where to splurge and where to save. Additionally,
getting ahead on navigating the permitting process will give you the lag time you need to get the permits approved and get your property construction ready.
If you want to build a new home, it’s smart to start the process with your architect as soon as you know you’re ready to go.
Get in touch with our team at Debowsky Design Group to learn more about how we can aid in the process.