Building a home in the 21st century merges traditional and modern designs to create a transitional home with features that make it functional and cozy. If you want to improve your home’s resale value, you should include the features homebuyers want when you construct your home.
Homes built in 2021 feature rooms that make doing household chores easier. These include an upstairs laundry room and a mudroom with a dog wash station. You need to hire well for these plumbing jobs because the second floor and attic plumbing present significant challenges since they defy the laws of gravity and force water to flow upward. You could cost yourself lots of money with a bad design because the average home insurance claim costs around $10,000 with water damage costing U.S. insurance companies $13 billion. About one in 50 homeowners makes a water damage claim with claims of that type costing more than $500,000 doubling since 2015.
Most homes built in 2021 include a multi-use or extra room that the homeowner can use in a multitude of ways, including a bedroom or office. You can build this in your basement but include a sump pump to reduce potential water damage. In the U.S., 98% of basements incur some type of water damage during the home’s life.
You might not think of the kitchen pantry as a place for home improvement or innovation, yet architects and builders chose it to revamp the kitchen space. Include a kitchen pantry that features larder cupboards, so you can store all of your canned goods and dry goods in one space. A larder lets you easily see your staple goods, so you don’t spend money on what you already own.
Under the sink, install a sponge storage drawer. This “drawer” doesn’t slide under the plumbing. It simply uses a pull-down drawer face with a ledge or shelf for storing sponges and scrubbing implements. Using this drawer type lets you keep the sink clean and still quickly access the sponges for cleaning.
Make the kitchen easier to use and increase productivity by building double kitchen islands. You can stack them or install them side-by-side. This design works to increase the utility of the big, roomy kitchen. You have space to cook together and involve guests or children in the cooking or food preparation process.
Every year, the construction industry erects up to 1.2 million homes. Yours should come solar-ready, EV-ready, and battery-ready. Solar homes cost less to maintain since you never have an electricity or gas bill. An EV-ready home lets you charge your electric vehicle at home. You might not own one, yet the future owner might. A battery-ready home includes a backup battery similar in operation to a backup generator. If the power goes out, you don’t lose the lights and equipment that requires it.
Your new construction should create a home that you enjoy living in and that you can resell easily. Including smart home features and multi-use design rooms, so you get to use the room in more than one way, and so does the future owner. Focus on a functional kitchen that makes meal prep easier.
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