Why Choose Custom Built Homes

Custom built homes are ones that you design and have built to your specifications and needs. For some, buying an already existing home is fine because it suits their needs. Others want to add their own special touches so they choose a home that is custom built. There are many benefits to choosing custom built homes; a few of them are listed below:

The home can be completely personalized, which is why many choose this type of home. The buyer can have a say in every phase of the building process so they can have a tailor-made home. You get to choose the layout of the rooms, the sizes of the rooms, how many bathrooms, and bedrooms you need, color of wall paint, countertops, appliances, and more. Although custom built homes are more expensive you will have the satisfaction of investing in a home that suits them and you do not have to deal with the choices a previous owner made. You also do not have to spend money on upgrading your home.

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If there is a new subdivision that is being built, choosing a home here will allow you to build as you want. You can also watch as other homes are built and more people move into the area. If you purchase acreage, you can build it as large or small as you want and it gives you a chance to live in a remote area with very few neighbors.

There are also lower maintenance costs as owners of brand new home generally spend fourteen dollars less per square foot that one that bought a ready-made home for routine maintenance. For example custom built homes with two-thousand five hundred square feet, they could save an extra three hundred twenty-six dollars a year.

Custom built homes are easier to build that are totally energy efficient than ones where you purchase energy efficient windows and appliances. There are even tax breaks you can receive when building energy efficient homes.

You need not worry about sharing a similar-looking home with your neighbors because custom built homes are one of a kind. No one else in the subdivision will have a home exactly like yours because it is built according to your choices and taste.

If there are any special needs such as planning to retire and live in your home until your death, you can have the home built on one level with minimum stairs. This will help when you are older and find climbing steps hard or you have someone in a wheel chair and need wider doorways and counters that they can work on, or lower sinks.

Lastly, the maintenance on custom built homes there is less required because you have a home with new everything, including appliances, heating and air conditioning systems, floors, etc.

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Why Choose Wood for Your Home and Furniture

The market is now filled with wonderful plastic pieces of furniture and other items. Many people choose them over wood products because of their perceived durability and beauty. I’m quite biased towards wood because I  like it more than anything else. Let me share some of my thoughts on this.

Every  piece of wood is beautiful.  Every piece of wood is nature’s unique creation. No two pieces are very much alike. They differ in color, fiber, structure, etc.

Wood is durable. Compared to plastic and other materials, wood delivers more strength in proportion to its weight.

Wood is renewable. There sustainable timberlands which are managed to provide for cities’ need for wood. Wood in these areas are renewed through reforestation.

Wood products don’t harm the environment. Wood has low impact on the environment compared to aluminum, concrete, plastics, steel and vinyl. The production of these materials involve the use of non-renewable resources like petroleum and other carbon-intensive resources.

Wood is biodegradable and recyclable. Wood products decompose. Hence, they naturally return to the environment. Plastic, on the other hand, are made of materials which don’t decompose. These materials can stay in landfills for thousands of years unchanged.

Wood products are reusable. A wooden table, for example, can be chopped and made into smaller wooden products when it gets out of style. The same can be done with a wooden door, chest and other items. This may be done with plastic but the process it involves might damage the environment. wooden furniture

Wood is a natural insulator. Wood insulates against heat and cold inside the house or any infrastructure. This allows you to save energy. Statistics show that wood is 400 times more effective than steel and 1800 times more effective than aluminum in terms of insulation.

The Many Benefits of Wooden Houses

Many people choose concrete homes over wooden homes. These houses appear like security when natural disasters happen and so most people root for them. Because of this, they overlook the wonderful benefits of owning a wooden house. Keen to know about these benefits, read the rest of this post.

#1 Wood is a natural insulator. It isolates cold and heat effectively. This means it can save a significant amount of energy compared to stone, concrete or brick. Moreover, wood is a good noise absorber too. Hence, it is much peaceful to rest in a wooden house than in o concrete house.

#2 Wooden houses are quicker to build. Thus, you save more money on its construction. Although they are quicker to set up, you don’t have to worry about safety because its entire construction  involves careful planning.

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#3 Wooden houses also showcase architectural versatility. Modifications are easier to commence with wood than with concrete. Additions and changes to your lot size  can be done in less time if your house is made of wood.

#4 Wooden houses are environment friendly. They are made from natural resources. Their construction doesn’t involve fossil fuels. Although their major materials come form trees in the forest, timber sources are renewable. Wooden houses also absorb and store atmospheric carbon dioxide. Hence, they reduce the rate of pollution that’s already out there.