When the Smiths decided to build a new home they realized it would be the chance of a lifetime to incorporate many of the upgrades they had dreamed about during the previous years of renting a home. They decided to draw up a list of things that would provide them with enjoyment and add functionality to their new home. Although eventually many of the ideas they came up with were crossed off of that list due to monetary constraints, two items remained near the top of the list. They had always wanted wall storage units in their family room to house their collection of books and to provide a place to house their large television. Another thing that remained on the list was a built in cabinet in the kitchen that would be used to display the set of antique dishes that had belonged to a beloved grandmother. Incorporating these two things into the building of their house was a smart move that allowed them to choose the exact spot where these two wooden cupboards would look the best and would show their treasures to the best advantage. While these are simply options to include in a newly constructed home, there are at least four considerations that are absolutely essential to think about before being construction:
1. Location is of prime importance when choosing the lot you wish to purchase for your new home. Besides wanting a lot that is attractive and perhaps contains a lot of mature trees, it is wise to select a location that is convenient to nearby grocery stores and if you have children in close proximity to desirable schools. Checking out the quality of the school system is a must do when considering any location.
2. Access to needed utility line hookups is another necessity that can save quite a bit of money in the long run. It can cost a fortune when a homeowner is responsible for providing his own cables and pipes and paying for the workers that have to do it. It is a great idea to be certain there is access for city utilities such as sewer and water, electricity and telephone that are well established before choosing a building lot.
3. If the area targeted for a building lot is undeveloped on one side or to the rear, it is prudent to find out exactly how that area is zoned and what the plans are for future development. It is one thing to find out that like and similar homes will be going in but quite another to find out that for instance, a shopping mall, with all of the baggage that brings along like traffic congestion, are in the works.
4. The appealing lot will have a good area to work with when landscaping is needed. Sometimes the soil quality is so poor that a lot of professional help is necessary to bring it up to a level that is favorable to producing superior planting results. Before purchasing a building lot, it would be beneficial to have the soil in question tested to determine if it is inferior or otherwise damaging to new plant materials.