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Tips For Buying A Custom Home In 2014

by Kuhrich on Thursday, January 16, 2014

If you are considering building a custom home, there are many things you should consider. You want your home to be perfect for your budget and lifestyle, but you also need to make sure that it will be a competitive player in the housing market should you ever decide to sell. Here are three tips for building your dream home in 2014.

Spring for the Luxuries

Not only will some upscale amenities make your home a more enjoyable space for you and your family, but it will dramatically raise the market value as well. These days, more people are looking for features like home automation, bathrooms with home spa features and more. Consider spending a little more to have a kitchen fit for a chef, making extra space for a home gym or building a sleek office.

Green is the Color of 2014

Home builders are doing whatever it takes to please an increasingly environmentally conscious housing market. Eco-friendliness is more than a hot new trend. If you think green while you design your custom home, you will end up with many smart features that will make your home more comfortable and valuable. It all starts with the many ways you can save energy, from the latest energy efficient appliances to using innovative new materials for insulation. You may also consider using building supplies from sustainable sources as an added eco-friendly boost.

Bring the Indoors Outside

Gone are the days of wide expanses of untouched lawn and modest flowerbeds around the house. Make a cozy outdoor living space for yourself. You will enjoy whiling away evenings with your family under a starry sky or hosting your guests in the fresh air. The choices for outdoor amenities let you get creative – you could start with a nicely landscaped patio or deck for entertaining or try some aquascaping for a private, scenic getaway. Many people are building outdoor kitchens, spas, showers and more.

These are just a few of the things that home buyers will be looking for in 2014. Use these tips, add in your own creative ideas, and you will soon be enjoying a new home built to match your lifestyle.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com