The obvious benefits of new home construction are peace of mind from predictable maintenance and a comprehensive home warranty. Some overlooked benefits are the opportunities to go green, incorporate technology, and optimize the layout.
1. Go green in new home construction.
Environmentally friendly practices and products are becoming buzz-worthy for good reason. Durable materials like granite counter tops resist scratching and staining. Weather resistant siding like fiber cement requires minimal upkeep and eliminates the hassle of repainting wood.
Besides materials, consider energy conservation techniques. Proper insulation reduces heat transfer and the energy expenditure to heat and cool your home. Efficient heating and cooling units along with energy star appliances add up to a lower utility bill.
2. Incorporate technology in new home construction.
Your local coffee shop is a wireless hot spot. You home should also offer wireless convenience in style and comfort. A programmable thermostat can be accessed from a remote location to keep heating and cooling bills low in the midst of a busy and unpredictable schedule. A central control panel can control not only your heating and cooling, but also your security system and surround sound. Touch screens in the kitchen make it easy to keep track of your grocery list or follow a recipe. Motion sensor lights and faucets are convenient and conserve energy.
3. Optimize the layout in new home construction.
The latest layouts feature flexible rooms and an open floor plan. Flex rooms offer an efficient use of square footage. As your family grows or your lifestyle changes, they convert from a gym, to a baby’s room, to an office, to a hobby room. An open floor plan is great for busy families and entertaining. Keep an eye of kids doing homework while you prepare dinner. Or serve up appetizers and desserts at unique stations on the next holiday gathering you host.
Check out the latest floor plans available now for new home construction. The layouts from Echelon Homes won’t overlook any of the items on your wish list.
Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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