When you are looking to invest in a home for your future, you have two very different options – buying or building a custom home. Both options come with their pros and cons, and it’s important to investigate each option carefully to find the right one for you. However, as specialists in architectural design in NJ, we have to say that building is our top choice!
What are the Advantages of Building a Home with an Architect in NJ?
It’s All You:
If you’ve started looking at homes on the market, you’ve no doubt realized that it’s much harder than you first thought. Homes that are the right size aren’t the right style or in the right location. Homes that are the right style don’t have the right rooms or are out of your budget. If you build a home, you get to decide exactly what you want from your property – it’s tailor-made to you.
It’s All New:
One of the biggest expenses that come after buying a home is remodeling and repairing it. No matter how good the house is, it’s going to be used and worn. And that means not only replacing the flooring, rotten windows, old appliances, and HVAC, but also updating colors and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. By building your own home, everything is brand-new. So, you get to enjoy it for its full lifespan.
Alright, this does depend a lot on what you want from your home and where you want to build it. But, even if you want the best of the best, it will always be more affordable to build it yourself than to try to buy it off someone else. There’s no worry about going over budget in a bidding war on a property, and your custom home architects will help you stay on track through the building process.
One of the most important things that everyone is looking for in their next home is energy efficiency. Items such as solar panels, top-rated heating and cooling, energy-efficient appliances, and more are becoming necessities, and not mere luxuries. It’s incredibly difficult to find all this along with everything else on your must-have list – unless you build. Building gives you full control and you can create a home that is at the cutting-edge of energy efficiency, which makes it even more affordable to live in over the long term.
See What Architectural Design in NJ Can Deliver
The firm of Seth A. Leeb is a full-service residential and commercial architectural firm. We have considerable experience working on both large and small residential projects, including remodeling, extensions, and new builds. As leading New Jersey custom home architects, we consider designing and building your project as a privilege, and we’ll work with you to make the process as smooth and rewarding as possible.