Choosing the ideal site to build your custom home is arguably one of the top decisions you’ll make throughout the entire process. Different custom home sites can affect the overall layout of your future house, the cost of construction, and the level of interaction you’d have with your neighbors. Read on for a couple of considerations and tips to keep in mind when you pick a custom home site in the future!
Sloping Grounds for Walk-Out Basements
Picking a site with sloping grounds can be excellent if you are hoping to include a walk-out space for your basement. These kinds of basements include either doors or windows, depending on what it is you need. Walk-out basements offer easy access to your backyard and a ton of natural lighting. Adding these types of elements to your custom home can transform a standard, traditional basement into a beautiful living space.
Wooded Areas for Privacy and Shade
Are you looking to move into a more secluded spot, possibly on the edge of your community? Wooded sites offer all of the privacy you’d possibly want. These sites are great for anyone who wants a bit of separation from the neighbors without moving to a more rural spot. Other benefits of wooded custom home sites include improved shade and a scenic view to enjoy. If you opt for this kind of site, make sure to consider including a backyard sitting spot too. You will love the secluded, wooded view you are greeted by every morning.
Traffic Patterns Near the Custom Home Site
Will your lot border busy streets? What exactly are the traffic patterns? Is the road that exists now going to expand at any point? If you live in a secluded neighborhood, this will likely not be a big problem, but busy streets can be noisy and less attractive for new custom home builders. Keep this in mind when looking for a potential custom home site.
Along with zoning regulations, certain areas have restrictive covenants that will determine what your home will look like and which activities can take place on your property. Any local building codes or restrictions can also impact the kind of custom home you can build. A custom home builder from Robin Ford Builders can give you the scoop on this, so do not hesitate to ask during the building process!
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