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Eight Reasons To Build Your Own Home

Building your own home can be very exciting, allowing you to design the perfect home for you and your family. If you’ve found the right plot of land, you can get to work planning the perfect house. Here the best reasons to consider building your own home.

  1. Future proof your home. One of the most common reasons for moving house is needing more space, whether for a new baby or caring for an older relative. By building your own home, you can future proof for these changes. You can design a living space that allows your family to grow without having to move. 
  2. Lower energy bills. Older homes will need a lot of changes to be made energy efficient, from fitting insulation to upgrading appliances. While worth doing, this can become expensive. By building a new home, you can build the energy efficiency right in, making your home much greener and lowering your energy bills without the cost of upgrades. 
  3. Design a floor plan that fits your lifestyle. When buying an existing home, you’ll have to work around the floorplan that’s already there, but with a new build, the floorplan works for you. You can create open plan spaces, or dedicate spaces to what you want to focus your home on. Build a large family room, or a dedicated playroom for the children, or a large patio for entertaining friends in the summer. 
  4. Choose every detail. When you build your own home, you’ll get to choose every last detail from the bricks you build with to the light fittings. Your home will be an expression of you and your taste, creating a space that you can be proud of. 
  5. Technology. Always liked the idea of having a smart home? Build one! Build in multi-room audio systems, smart lights, smart appliances or anything else that appeals to you. 
  6. Build wherever you want. Choose a plot of land somewhere beautiful, like Harmony Living. You can prioritise building near good schools for the kids, or next to an area of town you like. Build near to the homes of family and friends, or position your home to make the most of a beautiful view. 
  7. Choose your builder. You can make the choice of who creates your dream home. Look at the work of different architects and building firms to choose someone who has experience in the style you’re considering for your home. With the right builder, you can get a well-built, quality home that will be perfect for your family to enjoy for years to come. You can also be sure that your home will be built with the best materials available, if that’s what you choose. 
  8. Designing your own home can give you a sense of immense pride. Every time someone new comes round, you can show off your home knowing that you choose every single thing in it, from the door handles to the ceiling finish. A custom home is a testament to your taste, and will always be totally unique to you. 

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