Real estate offers different options – apartments, condos, townhouses, and so much more. However, if you are looking for a permanent housing option, there are only two choices to go for – either buy a house that is already built or build one from the ground up.
Often times, the popular choice is to go for an already built home. Several home buyers feel like doing this is better because they just have to move in and not worry about the troubles of construction.
In truth, building a home (your own home) is leaps and bounds far better than simply moving in to a ready-made home.
You have the freedom to create your own space
The problem with moving into an already built home is that you do not have control over the design (unless you plan to renovate the space). You are moving into a space that was ideally built for another person, for another family. It is highly possible that you are bound to have different preferences with how the space was utilized.
On the other hand, building your own home gives you control over the design and how you will maximize every nook and cranny of your home. You even have control on details like the position of windows to ensure that you get as much natural light in as possible (and even how you want to see the sunsets and sunrise) or where the living room and other house areas will be situated.
You can customize your space
Many think that people need the same areas in a house – a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a carport. It is also thought that the number of bedrooms holds the top appeal in a house. However, not everyone needs (and wants) the same spaces.
When you design your own home, you can plan the space exactly the way you like it. You can choose to build a pool instead of a yard, add a theater room instead of an office, a loft instead of an attic – the sky’s the limit for you.
It is like starting over and is energy saving
There are several hidden costs in a built home that can manifest in terms of house maintenance. This can either be from outdated wiring or piping currently installed in the house. So many things could go wrong because, again, you are living in a space that has already been used before.
In contrast, when moving into a new home, everything will also be brand new. You will be on top of the upkeep of the house, the appliances you are using, and the like because they will also depreciate the same moment you start living in the house. Additionally, you can opt for energy efficient solutions for your new home whereas you have limited options in an old one.
One might argue that they prefer moving into a ready built home because they have no idea how to conceptualize a house design. The thing is, there are also several people or companies that can guide you in the process. That said, home builders in Cagayan de Oro like SPM10 have home design models you can emulate to build your home. The best part is that you can tweak it to still make it your space.
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