6 Reasons to build a new house
There could be countless, personal reasons you’d choose to build a new house over purchasing an existing “used home.” Here are 5 of the top reasons our clients have told us:
You choose EVERYTHING! From design to paint colors, to flooring and fixtures. A new/custom home is designed around YOU!
You choose a location where the views suit you. Whether you’re building a new house in one of our neighborhoods, or on land you already own you’re can select the view that’s right for you! Imagine waking up to a beautiful wooded scene. Maybe your dream includes lakefront property. It’s up to you!
Working with a designer/architect ensures you’ll get the most from both the land and the house design.You can let the architect help you find the best features of your new home site. Maybe there’s a natural slope to the land and you’d like to have a walk out lower level.
Building a new home means it will be built with the most up to date and efficient products. We’ll use the most energy efficient building techniques, insulation and appliances as well as “smart home” options! Your home will save you money on heating and cooling costs! It will also be a very comfortable interior environment all year long.
Another reason s to build a new/custom house – you won’t have to worry about repairs! A new house has NEW – EVERYTHING! Repairs to an existing “used house” typically are required for three reasons. A. The home is old enough that things are just wearing out. B. The house is old enough the systems are no longer up to code C. The previous home owner didn’t take very good care of the house and it’s beginning to show.
Building a custom home means you can have it be just as private or open as you desire. Are you the kind of homeowner who loves chatting with your neighbors? Does the idea of quiet seclusion appeal to you? When you’re building a new/custom house, you make the call!
Would you or someone you know like to build a custom home? Give Watts Homes & construction a call at 269-345-3859 today. We’ll be happy to help!
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Board and Batten exteriors are a very popular “new house” trend. It is frequently paired with a more standard looking horizontal vinyl siding. The mix provides a contemporary/cottage or farmhouse feel.
Patios & Decks have always been popular. Now they appear to be a new homeowner “must have!” With the majority of our “devices” being mobile, we’re spending more time with them, outside… Patios and decks are the perfect place to catch up on emails, text friends, relax with an e-book or even entertain.
Kitchens that include the out of doors. Having a kitchen/dining room with a view is great. Having a kitchen/dining room with access to the patio or deck is better. Much better! It is one of the most requested design elements of 2019.
So what’s popular on the inside of today’s new house?
Open concept floor plans are preferred to their more traditional, sectioned out counterparts.
Color in cabinets. White cabinetry is still the favorite of our clients. Recently, we’ve seen color incorporated into kitchens and baths with painted cabinets. Some folks select painted cabinets for an entire room. Others have opted for one cabinet (typically an island in the kitchen) to anchor and accent the room with color.
Stainless is still on top. Stainless steel is still the most requested finish for appliances.
Counter tops in quartz. Manufactured quartz countertops have become all the rage. Quartz is a great alternative to granite. It’s very durable and allows for endless color selections. We are also still seeing a lot of granite installed in our new house s.
Brass is back! We’ve seen a recent uptick in the selection of brass fixtures over the previously trending “silver and/or nickle” tones.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring or “LVP.” This is an excellent option for areas of the home that would do well with water resistance. It is frequently selected for the kitchen and bathrooms. That being said, it has been well used as the flooring option throughout the entire house. It comes in a variety of widths, colors and finishes.
The “smart-house” effect.The rise of the smart house is not exactly new. It’s just that now it’s become the norm. People want their homes to be as connected and convenient as their devices. It’s no longer enough to have a programmable thermostat, it must also be capable of learning your personal routine, in order to better serve your needs. The refrigerator can now send you a note when you’re out of milk. The oven turns itself on and off; and everyone of them is in contact with your virtual assistant!
All that really matters when building a new house is what YOU need to be happy. Give us a call today at 269-345-3859. We’ll be happy to help.
There are lots of projects you really can do yourself!
When you become a new home owner, you may be tempted to call a professional for just about every item on your to-do list. This can become very costly, fairly quickly. The good news is, there are lots of projects you can do for yourself, without too much difficulty.
- Painting – To make painting successful requires patience, drop cloths, quality paint and paint applicators (think brushes and rollers). there are several videos on YouTube that can help fill you in on technique, but for the most part, if you’re interested in changing things up with paint – go for it!
- Fixing squeaking doors – Carefully apply lubricant to noisy hinges. Use a cloth to make sure there aren’t any drips that could potentially stain the door or the surrounding carpet or other surfaces. You’ll be surprised how much more you enjoy your home without a constant squeaking reminder that something must be fixed.
- Replacing and/or repairing screens – Patch kits with easy to follow directions are sold in hardware stores across the country. They work well and when directions are followed, new home owner s can be assured of solid fix, not an eyesore. If the tear is large enough it may require replacing the entire screen. When purchasing the materials, be sure to get a color and screening density to match your existing screens. The tools to replace the spline as well as the spline itself are fairly inexpensive. They can be purchased at a local hardware store and will more than likely be right next to the patch kits…
For more information on home repairs that you can make without the need to call a professional, read the full article “11 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself; Instead Of Hiring A Professional” at the Readers Digest Website
Welcome To The New Watts Homes & Construction Website!
We are very excited to announce our newly redesigned website! The site has been organized to make it easier for our customers use.
Under the COMPANY tab you’ll find information about how we work with our clients, information about our team, and testimonials so you can read what our past clients have to say about us.
Our PROJECTS page gives you links to information about our neighborhoods and our commercial construction projects. It’s designed to be an overview and portfolio of what we’ve done and can do.
The SERVICES page provides you with information about the types of services we provide. From Building Communities to Building Commercial Construction.
The AVAILABLE NOW tab will take you to our a listing of currently available and under construction homes. At the bottom of this page are our available home site listings.
Our OPEN HOUSE tab takes you to an event calendar that allows you to see our upcoming open houses.
The News and Info tab is where you’ll find our Blog and Watts Homes & Construction news announcements.
The CONTACT tab takes you to our contact page with all of our pertinent contact information and an INFORMATION REQUEST page that allows you to request more information like existing floor plans and Neighborhood Association documents as well as lender and appraiser information.
We hope you’ll find our new site easy to navigate. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Marketing Director, Deborah LaBelle at 269-345-2859 x203 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org