115 ALLEN Street W, Waterloo, N2L1E8
115 ALLEN Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L1E8
25 SIENNA Street Unit# H, Kitchener, N2R0H8
25 SIENNA Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2R0H8
83 GRUHN Street, Kitchener, N2G1S5
83 GRUHN Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2G1S5
#205 -55 DUKE ST W, Kitchener, M2G1A6
55 Duke Street, Kitchener, Ontario M2G1A6
2191 HIDDEN VALLEY Crescent, Kitchener, N2C2R2
2191 HIDDEN VALLEY Crescent, Kitchener, Ontario N2C2R2
Why It’s Great to Get a New Build Home
First of all, what is a New Build Home? Well, it’s just that: a newly-built home. When you move into a new build home, you’ll be the first person living there, and there’s something special in that.
Let’s take a look at why it’s great to get a new build home.
Renovating an existing home can take a lot of money, and a lot of time. In some cases, a new build home is built to standardized specifications (particularly if you’ve discovered a new build home after it’s already been built).
This isn’t a problem, as they’ll still feature modern design and new appliances (more on those later). But in many cases, you’ll actually be able to get a say in how the new build home is built; you can have elements of the home built to your specifications.
Do you use a specific Internet service? You can have the right wires ready and waiting for you. Are you more of a quartz countertop connoisseur, or a soapstone countertop savant? You can create the kitchen of your dreams.
Depending on the development firm, you may have more or less say on what you can tweak or change, but new built homes afford buyers the unique opportunity to walk into the home they’ve always dreamed of without having to exert too much effort.
So whether it’s hardwood floors or cushy carpeting, new build homes can be built just for you.
A Modern Touch
Houses come in and out of style; different design principles and aesthetic ideals last for a while, but not indefinitely. As it stands, there are many homes that haven’t been touched for decades (or even centuries), and while there is a certain appeal to a wood panelled den straight out of the ‘70s, many people appreciate a more modern touch.
People who buy an older home often choose to invest some money in redecorating or redesigning, to bring it into the present. These costs can add up, and it’s something new build home owners won’t have to worry about: new build homes are already modern.
The latest stylistic touches are popular for a reason, and new build homes can be quite visually impressive. But it’s not just the aesthetic side of things that matters: ease of use and comfortable living – performance over mere appearance – are at the heart of new design principles.
Open-concept living; walk-in closets; state-of-the-art appliances; spacious, eat-in kitchens with functional islands – these are all elements that can make your life in a new build home simpler and more enjoyable. Modern design ideals blend beauty with function, much like quartz or soapstone kitchen countertops or a sleek electric cooktop.
Speaking of appliances…
Appliances: In Some Cases, Newer Is Better
New build homes will typically be stocked with the latest appliances. So this means that not only will you be able to benefit from the years of improvements on any given device, but also that you won’t have to worry about replacing anything for a long while.
This second point is extremely significant: nobody enjoys unexpected repair costs, and with a new build home fully-equipped with never-before-used appliances, repairs should not be an issue. In terms of specifics, technology has come a long way in heating and cooling, for example.
Beyond functional elements like ‘Smart Thermostats’ (monitor your home’s temperature from your phone!), overall efficiency has gone through the roof. How? By insulating the roof better, for one thing. New build homes will be more energy efficient than older homes, due to better overall design and newer, certified appliances, which you should notice (and appreciate) when bills come due (the planet would probably thank you too, if it could speak).