If you’re in the market for a new home, it can be really tough to choose whether to buy a swish and sleek new build property or an older property with bags of charm and history. When you’re making this decision, it’s well worth considering all of the advantages that come along with a new build property.
Brand new bathroom
One of the first things that a lot of people do when they move into a new home is to completely remodel the bathroom. Nobody wants to soak away the stresses of the day in an ancient tub, or have to deal with a toilet that doesn’t quite work as it should!
Bathroom remodels cost anywhere between $2,500 and $23,000 depending on how high end you go, not to mention the disruption of having a bathroom in an unusable state while the work is carried out!
New build homes come with brand new bathrooms as standard, meaning you can just move in and enjoy the bathroom of your dreams with no fuss. Plus, there’s the added bonus of being the first person ever to use it!
New kitchen and appliances
Another area of focus for people moving into their new home is the kitchen. Trying to prepare dinner for the family on a rickety old oven is no fun at all.
When you’re remodeling a kitchen it’s possible to spend a little or a lot. You can remodel your kitchen for as little as $3,000, but then when you start talking about things like brand new work surfaces and replacement appliances, the cost starts to climb.
New builds will have a brand new kitchen, including brand new energy efficient appliances. Not only this but often the appliances will be covered by a guarantee, so you know that even in the unlikely event that something were to go wrong, you would be sent a replacement.
Lower utility bills
Builders have learned a lot about energy efficiency as the profession has progressed, which means that the new build homes that are being built now are a lot more energy efficient.
Homes will be fully insulated, and the heating system will be energy efficient. This, combined with the energy efficient appliances that come as standard, means that your monthly utility bills will be much lower than they would in an older home.
A blank canvas
With a new build home you won’t need to deal with things like dodgy paint and DIY jobs that were done by the previous occupiers!
Homes will generally be decorated throughout in neutral colors, making it easy to add the decorative touches that make your home uniquely yours.
No huge unforeseen costs
By the time you’ve moved into your new home, you’ve probably pretty much wiped out your savings! The last thing you’ll want is the news that there is a huge leak in the roof that needs repairing, or some other unforeseen and expensive issue.
New build homes won’t have these issues because they haven’t had the chance to get beaten by years of wear and tear. Not only this, but generally the structure of your home will come with a guarantee so you know that even if you discovered a problem, you won’t be footing the bill.