When many people see an older home, they’re automatically charmed for many different reasons. Be it the sophisticated wood work, the vintage furnishings and fixtures, or the attractive price ranges, almost everyone can find something they truly love about an older home. This is one reason many people have dreams of buying an older home. Unfortunately, older homes sometimes end up costing you more money, time and sacrifice. Instead, why not put your investment towards something you can create all your own, and build a custom new home. You can choose that elegant demeanor an older home provides with your own personal twist.
What You Are Missing By Buying an Older Home
Sure, a new home construction comes with so many benefits including the fact that you can design it exactly how you want it; the appliances, floors, paint, plumbing, fixtures, etc. A new home can be designed around your personal preference and be laid out exactly how you pictured it in your mind. Parker Built Homes has experience doing just that and from the very beginning, can help you bring your ideal dream home to life.
But wait, that isn’t all you will be missing out, just what many people think of first-hand. Other benefits to building a new home versus buying an older home include the following:
- More Room. You might notice that older homes tend to be smaller scale with rooms being much smaller than they are in modern homes. While some don’t mind this, it isn’t ideal for those who enjoy having friends and family over, or hosting various events because it’s hard to host a good dinner party when nobody can move around the room.
- More Light. Another benefit to a new home is that you often have more windows. Windows allow the beautiful natural light to flow in. If you’ve always wanted a window room, Parker Built Homes will be able to do that for you. Updating the lighting in an older home to allow for more light might be tricky since many older homes don’t allow for the increase in electrical capacity.
- It’s What You Wanted. When you walk in to a room, what you see is exactly what you want to see. The style of every room came from your opinions and imagination. No worrying about taking several months to remodel one room of an older home; carpet removal, wallpaper removal or painting, etc. Everything will be perfect without you having to lift a finger.
- Organization. An older home means less electrical outlets which mean more power strips and extension cords, and finally an unappealing mangle of cords throughout your rooms. Or worse yet, you move in to an older home only to start blowing the fuses after plugging all of your electronic gadgets in; older homes often can’t handle this high capacity. With a new home, you don’t have to worry about it. You can enjoy stable, structured wiring, a quality plumbing system, ideal light plans, and so much more, all exactly how you imagined it.
Buy An Older Home; Be Prepared to Spend More
While you obviously realize why a newer home has several benefits, the most benefit is that you will save money in the end. Older homes typically require renovation, which in turn starts disintegrating the antiqueness and charm that the home originally possessed and made you want to buy it to begin with. Start fresh and still enjoy the older, traditional style and design without making a ton of sacrifices.