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How to Decide Where to Build Your Home

Custom Home Design, Custom Homes | November 25, 2021

If you are considering building a custom home for your family, one of the most important and difficult decisions is determining where it will be built. The location of your home will have a significant impact on every other element of your home, so it is worth taking the time to choose the ideal space to build on. As leading providers of high-quality custom homes, the team at Ridgepoint Homes knows how vital location is for living spaces of all styles and sizes. That is why we have compiled some information to help you understand how to decide where to build your home and ensure lasting enjoyment of your new living space.

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Key Considerations When Choosing a Custom Home Location

When looking at potential locations for your custom home, it is always worth considering the following elements:

The Neighbourhood

Do you want your home to be in a rural area with a massive yard or an urban area close to various amenities? This decision will significantly impact your lifestyle and the design restrictions for your home, making it one of the most important choices in the entire process. In addition to the rural/urban setting, it is worth considering the neighbourhood itself to see if it is the right fit for you and your family. To get a full picture of the neighbourhood, consider how safe it is, what the demographic looks like for the area, and what amenities/features are nearby.

Geographical Features

This is an aspect you have less control over, but it still plays a significant role in the overall expense of your house. The slope of your property, for example, can dramatically increase the cost of your home. In most cases, a home placed on a steep ridge will cost much more money to build than a house on a flat lot due to additional construction time, building materials, and risk. Many other land-based factors will cause a steep uptick in the final cost of your project. These factors include, but are not limited to, the soil conditions of the lot, the presence of exposed rocks, and surrounding views. It is crucial to consider them and decide what is/is not negotiable.

Sunlight and Typical Weather Conditions

While some sunlight is beneficial for any home, too much can increase temperatures and decrease comfort in summer. Be sure to understand which direction sunlight comes from during the morning and afternoon to determine where your windows should be placed. Typical weather conditions such as the amount of rain, wind, and snow should also be considered for any location to ensure that you will be comfortable.

To learn more about choosing the right location for your custom home or to discuss your custom home project, get in touch with the team at Ridgepoint Homes. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.