Buying a house can be exhausting – you have an image in your head of exactly what you want but when looking for it on the market, you never seem to find it. Building your own home can be a great decision and bring you endless benefits.
Major benefits of building your own house
Here are some of the main benefits you should consider before hunting the market to find your not so dream home.
That image can become a reality
You’ve got a blank canvas, there’s no limit. You can have everything you’ve ever imagined. So, you want lots of natural light? You can have it. Do you have a baby and you need the master bedroom close to the nursery? You can do exactly that.
Building your own home means you can have it exactly as you’d like, every single detail. You can design your home specifically to your and your family’s needs. Plus, your home will be different from everyone else’s – they’ll never be another, it’ll be unique.
You can choose the exact location
One of the best things about building your own home is that you can pick the exact location, whether it’s a city full of life or a countryside full of peace, you can build your home somewhere that you love.
It’s actually more affordable than you think
So, you imagine your dream home and straight away you think to stop – this just isn’t an option, it’s way out of my budget. According to Checkatrade, the average cost of building a 3 bedroom home is between £130,000 to £300,000. You have no hidden renovation costs and surprises and you can save on VAT (new-build houses have zero VAT on labor costs).
You can opt for building materials that are high quality and cost-effective. Roofspace Solutions is an award-winning supplier offering quality whole house and roof solutions at a highly competitive price. All of the products are constructed using a fabric first approach, meaning that they are designed with efficiency and sustainability in mind.
So, you can save the planet and save money. This leads to the next benefit of building your own home.
You can choose to save the planet
The planet is the most important resource for life. It’s important that we care for it. By building your own home and opting for eco-friendly building materials, you can care for the environment. You can even have solar panels on your new home or design a whole house full of environmentally friendly features. This can pay off in the long run and save you money.
You can save money on renovating
Who doesn’t like to save some pennies? Building a home can actually be a lot cheaper than buying one off the market. A house on the market is never perfect, it more than likely needs redecorating to suit your style and needs. A full renovation may be on the cards and that can be costly. If you build a home, you can design it to suit you and your lifestyle.
Buying an older home can be risky. Older houses need a lot more maintenance and can have hidden structural problems. If you build a home – it’s brand new and it gives you peace of mind that everything is safe and in working order.
The time is well spent
One of the most common reasons people choose to buy a house instead of building their own is the time it takes to build. It doesn’t actually take as long as you’d imagine building your dream home – it can be built in as little as 3 months, although some can take up to a year. Any time spent planning and building your home is time well spent as the outcome is priceless.
It’s of a higher quality
Many housing developments choose to use lower-quality building materials as they are a cheaper option when it comes to building a home. If you opt to build your own home you can choose higher quality products that last.
So, now you know some of the benefits of building your dream home, it’s time to start with the development of it! It turns out that you can in fact have that kitchen with the marble island unit and a deck outside to drink your morning coffee. Good luck with your new home!