Building a custom home is a great investment, but unfortunately, many people make major mistakes during the process. At T&G Builders, we want the process to go as smoothly as possible for all homeowners, so be sure to read these tips on how to avoid three common mistakes before building your new home!
Choosing A Floorplan That Doesn’t Fit You
While it’s excellent to search for custom home inspiration by looking at photos of other homeowners’ floorplans, remember that someone else’s perfect layout may not work for your family. Just because it’s common for homes to have an open layout on the first floor doesn’t mean that you must follow this trend. You may be used to have a laundry room in the basement, but keep in mind that you have the option of creating your own floorplan with a washer and dryer upstairs. Consider how you and your family will use the rooms and design a floorplan that is the most convenient and practical for you!
Not Going Green
Going green by designing an eco-friendly custom home is not only important for the environment, but it will save you a lot of money in the long run! Some homeowners shy away from energy efficient devices as they believe they are too expensive and unnecessary, but they are always worth the investment in a new home. Energy-efficient upgrades will save you a significant amount on energy costs and will make your home much more comfortable.
High Maintenance Materials
While you want your custom home to be perfect and to use the best materials, keep in mind how much maintenance each material will need. Building a custom home means choosing the flooring, ceiling, and everything in between, and it’s essential to look for high-quality, low-maintenance materials. For example, natural stone or marble may look beautiful in your kitchen, but they will require a lot of maintenance and possibly costly repairs in the future. Instead, consider quartz for your kitchen countertops, as it is resistant to stains and only requires soap and water for cleaning. Consider other low-maintenance materials such as metal roofing and tile flooring to ensure it doesn’t take much effort to keep your custom home looking great!
Build Your Dream Custom Home With T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.