Building a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. The opportunity to build the house of your dreams may be exhilarating, but what if it’s not quite right? While you can always make renovations later, this is something you’ll certainly want to avoid. In today’s guide, we’ve detailed a few things you should avoid if you want to feel comfortable in your new home.
- Poor Lighting: You should try to bring in natural lighting whenever possible to enhance the feeling of openness in the room. You can find energy-efficient windows that don’t force you to run your air conditioner for so long in the summertime. Make sure you have adequate lighting built into every room, and discuss this with your contractor early on in the process.
- An Inaccessible Kitchen: It’s a lot harder to enjoy cooking and other activities in the kitchen when it is not centrally located in the home. Keep it toward the front of the home so that you can bring groceries in straight from the garage, and make sure it is opened up with direct access to the living room or dining space so that it is not a hassle to get to when you’re entertaining guests or having a family meal.
- Inadequate Air and Heat: The HVAC system should be carefully planned long before construction to ensure a balance of air across every room of the home. Make sure the duct system is in place early on in the construction of the home.
- An Incomplete Plan: Plans are bound to change slightly throughout the process of construction, but you should be sure that you have a solid guide in place before you start. Talk over every part of the new construction process with your contractor beforehand, and give yourself plenty of time to consider all of your options for the layout of your new home before you begin.
Call the friendly contractors at Advanced Builders & Contractors to plan your new construction project in Los Angeles, CA.