When it comes to custom homes, the location you choose will drastically affect the construction process and liveability after you move in. At Alderidge Construction, we know that deciding where to build your home can often be overwhelming. That is why our team of experts has put together some simple tips to help you understand what to consider when determining where you should build your custom home.
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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Custom Home
To ensure that you are completely satisfied with the location of your new home, it is crucial to consider the following:
1. The Neighbourhood
Do you want your home to be in a rural area with a massive yard or an urban area close to various amenities? This decision will significantly impact your lifestyle and the design restrictions for your home, making it one of the most important choices in the entire process. In addition to the rural/urban setting, it is worth considering the neighbourhood itself to see if it is the right fit for you and your family. To get a full picture of the neighbourhood, consider how safe it is, what the demographic looks like for the area, and what amenities/features are nearby.
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2. Geographical Features
While certain geographical features, such as valleys, cliffs, ravines, and rivers, can add an aesthetic appeal to a lot, these features can often act as physical barriers to building your perfect home. Before purchasing a piece of land, make sure to pay attention to rock outcroppings, slopes, and other physical traits that could minimize the lot’s buildable area or increase the cost of your home.
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3. Zoning Restrictions
It is important to keep in mind that local zoning laws determine what can and cannot be done with a piece of land. Depending on the area, other restrictions might also be in place, such as a homeowner’s association or easements. When looking at a piece of land, it is important to find out what the land can be used for to ensure that you will be able to build your custom home on it.
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4. Natural Light
Sunlight exposure/natural light is often overlooked by homeowners when considering their initial design. That is why a skilled custom home builder will work to create a design that ensures all windows are facing the right direction, allowing more natural light to fill the room while also reducing heating expenses.
To learn more about our custom home building services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or your dream home.