Future Planning When Building A New Home
As you go through the design stage for your new home, it’s important to make sure the plans and functionality of the home suit the needs of your lifestyle both now, and in the future. The Swanson Homes team strives to guide our clients through our process and provide them with the advice they need to make planning for the future seamless, while adhering to budgetary goals.
Here are a few future planning items that will help prioritize the needs for your dream home and can help drive value.
Showcase & Maximize Your Lot
The placement of the home on the lot matters for the home’s future. Failure to plan for certain spaces, like a pool, for example, can be a major regret of homeowners who’ve built a home and didn’t plan ahead.
Things to consider when placing your home on the lot:
-Where does the sun rise & set each day?
-How much space do you want to allow for your backyard?
- Will you have kids or future grandchildren who will want a yard to play in?
-Would your family ever consider putting in a pool?
-Are you looking to create outdoor entertaining spaces, for example, a large patio, outdoor kitchen, or built-in grilling space?
-Will you want to include additional landscaping features later on?
All of these questions will help you plan the spacing of your lot and where to place your home on the land provided.
Reprioritize Features that you Can Finish Later On
When the budget begins to get tight, future planning can assist with reprioritizing features and costs. Sometimes there are spaces that can be designed for in the process, yet be finished in the future.
Common spaces to finish down the road: (If planned for appropriately)
-Athletic court additions (indoor or outdoor)
-Porches (Three-season or Screened-in)
-The Lower Level
- Media Lounge
- Entertaining / gaming area
-Extra rooms in the lower level
- Exercise room
- Guest bedrooms
- Home Theaters
Finding the right balance of features v. budget is important. We listen intently to what our clients are hoping to accomplish and lean on our experience to help them make sound decisions that are practical both now and in the future.
Let Us Help You Make the Tough Decisions
Remember that you don’t have to make these decisions alone. With 50+ years of industry experience in the home building & renovation industry, we’ve seen it all when it comes to building a forever home. With our team of experts at your side your future home is in good hands.
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