One of the first decisions homeowners face at the very beginning is whether to buy an existing house of building a custom home. If you are still considering these options, take a look at our article 4 Things You Should Know About Building a Custom Home vs Buying an Existing Home. If you already decided that the best option for you and your family is to build your custom dream home, consider these three important concepts before selecting every detail for your new custom home.
Building Your Forever Home vs Building an Investment Property
Even though forever might sound like a very long time, you still should consider if you are building your forever home or if you are building your custom luxury home mainly as an investment property. Depending on your needs and your family’s needs you will want to adapt your home.
Custom Homes and Calgary infills can be a great investment opportunity, learn more about it in our article Why Calgary Infills Make Great Investment Properties. When you build as an investment opportunity you will want to adapt your choices and budget according to your future homebuyers. Semi-detached homes or duplex infills have become a very popular option to invest. If investing in a custom home is part of your plan, you can learn more about it by reading the Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Semi-Detached Homes in Calgary.
But when you are building your modern custom home to stay in it for a considerable amount of time, you want to adapt your new custom home to any special need you or your family may have in the next 10 to 15 years, or even adapt it to your future children, or grandchildren. Then, your main goal might be building your Calgary custom home and be comfortable and happy with it for a lifetime.
Adapt Your Custom Home Design to Your Needs
When planning your luxury custom home, homeowners usually focus on their current needs. If you are building you forever home, our main suggestion is thinking about your future needs. You might want to think about mobility for when you and your spouse grow older. When discussing your custom floor plan, consider how comfortable you will be in the future with going up and downstairs. Or if you have children, consider how to keep them safe in your modern custom home as well. If you prefer having your master bedroom on the third or second storey, you might want to plan for space to add an elevator or stair lifts in the future.
Indoor and Outdoor Spaces for your Calgary Custom Home
As experienced Calgary builders, we suggest planning for adding enough indoor and outdoor spaces both for your forever custom home as well as for your investment property. Think about the number of rooms you or your future homebuyers will need. Plan your custom home design to include indoor spaces such as your home office or a playroom. If you want to check out some options for your outdoor spaces, take a look at our suggestions in 5 Outdoor Spaces You want to Include on your New Custom Home.
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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
When you are ready to custom build, consider whether you are planning your Calgary custom home as your forever home or as an investment property and adapt your custom home design, choices, and spaces around that purpose.