The joy of building your home from the ground up is being in control of the entire design. Although it’s a great opportunity to make it as uniquely yours as possible, it pays to consider housing trends to help increase its value.
Thompson Roofing and Construction discusses the hottest new construction trends for 2018 you should consider:
Open Floor Plan Is Still Sizzling
When building a small house, use an open floor plan to keep the interior area from feeling cramped. Apart from creating an illusion of space, it provides significant latitude in arranging furniture and offers more seating opportunities to accommodate more guests. With oversized windows and skylights, having less wall and more openness helps spread natural light.
Moreover, using an open floor plan helps you quickly build equity on your home. With its immense popularity, you can sell your property fast at a high price when you decide to put it on the market.
Energy Efficiency Is Cool
An energy-efficient home is a healthy- and energy-saving one. According to ENERGY STAR®, your home must have a complete thermal enclosure system to lower your utility bills without sacrificing comfort. Airtight sealing, adequate insulation, high-performance windows and reduced thermal bridging are its key elements. Be mindful about product choices, especially when it comes to roofing and siding, to meet green building requirements.
Exterior Is the New Interior
Another benefit of building a small home is having a larger yard. Use it to excellent effect by turning your vacant outdoor area into a finished space. Depending on the terrain, you can construct a patio or deck to extend the comfort of indoor living outside.
Invest in high-quality, seamless gutters and downspouts to keep rainwater in control. Poor drainage can affect the way your outdoor finished spaces work and look.
Let Thompson Roofing and Construction help turn your vision for your new home into reality. Call us at (256) 251-5566 to schedule your FREE consultation and estimate in Huntsville, AL, and let’s get your project started.