Have you been thinking about building a custom home but aren’t sure it’s worth the investment? You might be surprised to learn that building a new home not only adds more value for the homeowner but can actually increase in value as time goes on. With that in mind, we’re sharing four ways you can maximize the resale value of your custom home. Check them out below!
1. Location, Location, Location
You’ve heard it time and time again: “Location, location, location!” While this familiar phrase is often overused, location really does matter when it comes to purchasing a home. Homes located in less than ideal locations, such as shady neighborhoods or close to an airport, will be much harder to sell than homes located in prime areas. When building your custom home, make sure to do your research. Many pre-planned communities offer insight into what will be built in the area down the road, so reaching out to the city planner for more information will be beneficial.
2. Invest in Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient homes are becoming more and more important among today’s homebuyers, and for good reason. In addition to being more affordable to maintain, energy-efficient homes are often more comfortable to live in. So, it’s no surprise making energy-efficient choices can maximize the resale value of your custom home. Here are some ways to make your home a little more efficient:
- Check the Energy STAR rating of appliances
- Choose double or triple pane windows with a Low-E coating
- Consider a geothermal heating and cooling system
- Invest in solar panels
- Install LED light bulbs throughout the home
3. Add Plenty of Storage
Every homeowner loves storage. Ensuring your custom home has plenty of storage worked into the design will definitely help to maximize the resale value of your custom home. Don’t limit yourself to traditional storage spaces like closets and pantries, though. Get creative! Some unique storage options include adding built-in cubbies or lockers in the mudroom, floating shelving in the great room, and custom cabinetry with extra storage built-in.
4. Don’t Get Too Trendy
It goes without saying that one of the biggest advantages of building a custom home is the ability to tailor it to your unique style. However, it’s important not to get too trendy if you plan to sell your home down the road. Opting for a more neutral or classic design will appeal to more buyers and reduce the risk that you’ll have to remodel.
To find out how Silverton Custom Homes can help you build a beautiful custom home, get in touch with our team. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!