Knowing how to choose the right location for your custom home can help lower land purchase expenses, make the building process smoother, and even help you sell your home for a higher price in the future. 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 choose the best location for your new custom home.
1. Determine the Area You Want to Live in
While most people tend to already have a rough idea of the area they want to live in, it is important to still spend some time researching the community before purchasing a lot. Make sure to take into consideration the community’s access to schools, what stores are in the area, and what kind of cultural spaces the community offers. When researching the area, it is also a good idea to explore the neighbourhood in person at different times of the day.
If the area you want to live in does not have any empty lots available, purchasing an older house that can be torn down is a great option; however, it is important to keep in mind that, while buying an older home just to tear it down and build a new home on the lot will allow you to live in the community you want, it will be more expensive.
2. Look at Geographical Features
The geographical features of a lot will be one of the biggest factors in the overall expense of building a custom home. While certain 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.
3. Consider Zoning and 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 purchasing a piece of land, it is extremely 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.
4. Think About Sun Exposure
Since most custom homes are built so that the rooms you will spend the most time in have the largest windows, making sure that these windows are facing the right direction will allow more natural light to fill the room, while also reducing heating expenses. If you are unsure which direction will provide the best sunlight on your property, make sure to consult with your custom home builder.
If you would like to learn more about how to choose the right location for your custom home, or if you are interested in our custom home building services, please contact Alderidge Construction at 1-844-RENO-453 or by booking a consultation on our website.