TIPS TO HELP YOU CREATE A HOUSE YOU CALL HOME

  • ACTIVE ROOMS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • We spend 90% of our lives in the kitchen, great/family room, or master suite. So concent.So concentrate on those areas first when thinking about a new custom home
  • KEEP GARAGES AND KITCHENS CLOSE TO EACH OTHER .

              Most everyone goes to the kitchen first when they come in. What about lugging all thosdoor charm. e groceries clear across the house.

  •  DEFINE THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ARES.

               Visitors will instinctively know where they are welcome and where they are not. Do this by putting bedroom doors down a hall or around the corner so      the doors are not in view. Never put a bed wall in view when passing by the door.

  • MAKE A KITCHEN FOR GATHERING

              A kitchen seems to be the place that people like to gather, so don'tblock the kitchen off with walls. By using the open floor plan concept it allows cooking and convwesing to take place. The cook often gets left out of the conversations while entertaining, so make the kitchen a gathering place. This will also invite the visitors to pitch in with out being asked for help.

  • DESIGNATE FORMAL AREAS

        Areas like the formal dining room, parlors and libraries may only be used a few times a year, but will present a sense of occasion. Having a casual lifestyle can still have a formal and private area for enjoyment.

  • EXTEND LIVINGSPACES TO THE OUTDOORS

          A covered deck, pagoda, wrap around porch, screened in porch, or a covered patio will give you a sense of outdoor charm. It will also give yourinterior space a feel of openness. To increase your outddoor time, add a fireplace where friends and family can share pleasant conversations.

 

 

 

 

   TIPS FOR BUYING LAND 

 When buying a lot or property for your new home it takes time and knowledge. There are several things you need to take into consideration.

North Custom Homes can assist you in choosing the right property for you and your new custom home  by walking the lot with you.

The first thing is LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION for building a home.

~  Where do you see yourself living? Is it near town, a metropolitan area or maybe even a secluded area? By knowing this and relating it to your every day tasks will help you decide the perfect place for your new custom home.

~ Is the type of home you are wanting to build comparable in price to the homes in that area? Over building and under building have effects on appraisals and property values. North Custom Homes can help you choose the right home design for the area you want to live in.

 ~ Consider time travel to and from work, grocery store runs, and the school system you are wanting to be in.

 ~ Look at the lot or property terrain. Sometimes it can affect the construction cost. Additional costs may include long driveways, elevation changes, dirt removal, tree removal and many other lot developments. It is important to visit the property more than once. The land in the summer will look way different than the land in the winter. A hilly property may cost more than a flat piece of land due to lot developments. Hilly property works better for a walkout basement, while flat land can work on just about any style of home.

 ~ Always obtain an Owner’s Title Insurance policy. With this information you will be able to tell if there are any disputes or liens on the land. Always get a survey of the property. With this information it will show you details such as ingress/egress and the best place to build your new custom home.

~  Make sure that the property makes sense with the house plan you have in mind. The property needs to accommodate the style, type, and the size of home you are wanting. . We will walk your lot with you to insure it will work for you . Select North Custom Homes as your home builder and we will help you build your dream home in a beautiful setting that you will enjoy for years.