The average American will move 11.4 times in their lifetime. If you’re ready to settle down in your dream home, the first step is finding the perfect location.
Your location is arguably the most important aspect of building a high end property. You can’t build your location. You can only take advantage of the location once you’ve purchased your site.
Read on to learn how you can choose the best location for your home.
Where Do You Want to Live?
When you begin designing your home, the location will be one of the most important factors to consider. Here are a few things to think about:
- Proximity to your work
- Convenience for local amenities
- Caliber of nearby schools
- Cost of the site
- Property taxes
- And more
While it can be tempting to choose one of the first sites you see so you can get started, the more thought you put into your location, the better.
Think carefully about the schools in the district. Can you easily drop the kids at school or are there transport options? Are you close to public transport? Can you quickly run down to the store for milk?
Once you’ve found a location that may suit for your high end property, it’s time to evaluate your site. This will ensure that you can find the best part of the site for the property.
Here are some things to consider:
This can have a big impact on how much your project will cost. Houses placed on a slope cost more to build due to greater complications.
Consider whether your property needs to be placed on the slope. Maybe it could be placed at the bottom or top- to take advantage of the views without making the build longer and more complicated.
Soils can vary hugely from one site to another. From solid rock to loose sand, and everything in between, you’ll often have a large variety within the same site.
Soil type can impact how long your build takes and how much it costs. You may also want to contact excavators and builders with experience in that area and see what they’ve encountered near the site.
Soils retain and drain water differently, and also have different capacities for bearing structural loads.
Most homes are designed with the most important living spaces (family room, dining room, kitchen) at the back. Those are the rooms which need the most sunlight. And you’ll usually have the largest and most expensive windows in these rooms.
For these rooms to get the most sun, they need to face south. You’ll also find that the easiest way to keep the heat in is to reduce how many windows you have.
Where is the Best High End Property?
Building a home from scratch isn’t going to be a simple job. But it can also be one of the most rewarding life experiences around. The best thing you can do is take your time when looking for your location.
Ready to build your dream home? Get in touch today to learn how we can make this process as stress-free and rewarding as possible.
Contact the custom builder in Scottsdale at Peak One Builders & Restoration to learn more.
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