5 Things To Know Before Creating Your First Home Design

Avoid major, costly errors when creating your first home design. Losing money, time and energy on part of a design that you don’t love or wasn’t executed correctly. Here are a few key things to keep in mind when creating your first home design. And get in touch with our team at Progressive Builders to learn more! A professional team like ours can make sure all of your bases are covered.

1. Home Design Planning

A house is an investment that’s meant to last. It’s wise to plan well into the future when you build your first home. Is your family growing? Do you want a place to entertain? Is the lot in a location where you’d consider spending the rest of your life? Your answers to these questions will determine what kind of home you’re looking for.

2. Safety

It’s extremely important to feel safe and secure in your home. Planning for things like fire exits, exterior lighting and a security system go a long way in improving the safety of your new home. Keep all of this in mind early on, as it can impact later decisions.

3. Energy Efficiency

There are a lot of green, water-saving and energy-saving technologies in a range of prices. At Progressive Builders, we offer ENERGY STAR® products and appliances to use in your home.

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4. Affordability

If you are building a larger home you can obviously expect to pay more in mortgage payments, property taxes, maintenance and utilities but you wouldn’t want to build so small that it leaves you without options for redesign or expansion later. Really think about the spaces you’ll need and what you can afford when planning your house and you won’t have regrets later on.

When you are planning to build your first home, you should really plan to allocate half to two-thirds of what you can actually afford towards building it.

5. Professional Help

The best advice anyone can give you when building your home is to make as many preparations in advance as possible and let the professionals execute your dream. Building your first home is a rewarding experience, but while you are planning take the time to make your home something that will stand the test of time. Remember, your home is likely to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make, so planning and doing it right the first time, with a professional partner like Progressive Builders, is the way to assure satisfaction in the final result.