Close your eyes, and imagine what your dream home would look like. Does it have tall ceilings? A massive kitchen? A master suite to die for? Are the floors completely tiled?
Now open your eyes, and open up a browser on your laptop or mobile device, and look up custom built homes. Take a look at all the custom homes plans that are available — do you realize that your dream could become a reality?
With the help of a contractor, many people have built custom homes, with several Americans opting these types of houses during the recession in 2007, according to the National Association of Home Builders. In addition, the NAHB says that the market for these homes has remained steady over the years.
But some of the latest trends show that green built homes could possibly be the custom home of the future.
Here are some of benefits of investing in green homes designs.
- Savings. In a typical home, energy bills can be high, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration pointing to heating and cooling as the major benefactor of your monthly energy costs. Green homes are built with high quality insulation to maximize heating and cooling, recycled wood, and energy efficient sidings and windows. They help to keep a home at optimum temperatures, without you having to play around with the thermostat too much.
- House Value. As more homeowners opt for green custom built homes, the market for these types of homes will likely continue to increase. With a green home, the appraised value of your home will be higher from the get-go, and the resale value will sky-rocket, according to one green home construction company.
- Less Maintenance. Construction companies usually work with recycled material that is time-tested, as well as eco-friendly. So not only will you be doing your part for the environment, but you will also have a home that is built to last. This means you do not have to worry about costly maintenance and repairs.
Building the home of your dreams takes little more than a few clicks, an email, and maybe a phone call. It may cost you more than the average existing home, but your savings will be greater in the long run, and you can customize the home to perfection.