You’ve decided to build the custom home of your dreams and you cannot wait to get started! However, the design process can be loaded with pitfalls if you don’t do your homework. Here are five mistakes that many eager homeowners accidentally make when designing their custom homes.
Not Thinking About the HVAC System
The HVAC system seems like a relatively minor part of the home, but it plays a huge role in the health of your family and the safety of your custom home. You should make sure that your HVAC unit is appropriately sized for your home and properly distributed throughout the space so that certain rooms won’t be colder or warmer than other. You should also make sure that your HVAC system isn’t too big, which can make your energy bills steep.
Not Using Space Wisely
Planning a custom home is exciting, because you have a great deal of space to play around with. However, proper design and storage is crucial. Make sure that you are planning enough space for everything that you have currently and all of the new things you plan on acquiring!
Thinking of Someone Else
One of the biggest custom home mistakes that designers make is thinking of another lifestyle when making choices. It’s great if you’ve always wanted to soak in a huge tub at the end of the day, but if you only take showers because you hate using much water and waiting for the tub to fill up, nothing is going to change in your new home! Think about your family and your real habits when you are planning out your custom home.
Not Enough Lighting
How much light do you have in your current home? Many homeowners totally forget about adding windows and skylights to their custom homes and end up with little natural light. Consider how you can maximize the natural light in your home through using windows, and also think about placing many outlets throughout your home for lights and electronic devices.
The Location of Your Laundry
Finally, many custom home designers don’t think a great deal about the right place to put the laundry room. Everyone has a different preference, so you should build your home with yours in mind!
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Homeland Builders is honored to help you build your dreams. We proudly serve the custom home needs of families throughout Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Queen Anne’s County, Prince George’s County, Saint Mary’s County, Montgomery County, and Howard County. If you’re located in Maryland and have a vision for the perfect home for you and your family, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 443-336-1164 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today, and we will be happy to answer all of your homebuilding questions. Let us provide you with our complimentary consultation to discuss your project design and budgeting requirements.