Tips for New Home Construction
You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or have you? You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you thought the whole thing through? You have given much thought and consideration to what will work for you, but have you taken the time to think about what won’t work?
Poor planning and budgets that are too small can lead way to some inconvenient and disastrous mistakes. When you plan on building a new home, you must look at the home from many angles. You must consider your current and future lifestyles. You need to take family planning into consideration – Will your family be expanding? Or will your children be leaving the nest? Do you entertain often and host overnight guests regularly? Take your time and do your research both online and in person. Be sure to take the time to meet with professionals in the industry. Poor design choices can make your home not only uncomfortable but downright unhealthy. Debuty Builders is here to help you through the process!
Placement of the Kitchen
The kitchen should be placed, preferably, near a garage or back entrance, as well as near the dining and living areas. The kitchen tends to get a lot of traffic and it would therefore be best to divert the foot traffic from constantly traipsing through the main living areas.
Placement of the Laundry Room
We have seen laundry rooms in the basement, and off the mud room far away from all the bedrooms. Neither was ideal. Placement of the laundry room, or washer and dryer, should be relatively close to the bedrooms.
Placement of the Bedroom
The bedroom needs to be as far away from the noise and traffic as possible. The master bedroom should not be near or above the garage if members of your family are likely to be coming and going while you are asleep or resting. It would be advisable to keep the master bedroom away from the central living areas as well. If your home is to be on one level, the master bedroom should ideally be at the far end of the house, the end furthest away from the garage. The master bedroom, ideally, should not share a wall with the central living area.
Placement of the Garage
It is preferable to the garage on the main level, near a mud room and kitchen.
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