HOMES ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST INFLUENCES ON HOW WE EXPERIENCE THE WORLD, SO IT’S VITAL THAT WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOURS, YOU CHOOSE WISELY. WHETHER THIS IS YOUR FIRST PROPERTY OR YOUR FIFTH, IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE THE TIME TO PICK THE BEST HOME YOU CAN.
1. NEW AND STURDY ROOF
The last thing you want to do after buying a home is deal with the noise and mess that comes with replacing your roof. Instead, look for a home with newer concrete tile roofing. Concrete roofing is sturdy and attractive and can last for well over fifty years if maintained correctly.
Any new roof from slate roofing to wood shingles saves you the trouble and time of having to hire someone to update the roof while also giving you the peace of mind that it’ll last as long as you need it to.
If concrete isn’t the look you want, terra cotta is also incredibly popular. Creating a gorgeous rippled look across your roof, you can get this in a range of colors from sand to orange clay and set your property apart. When looking at homes, if it has a terra cotta clay roof, you’ll know instantly. These can also last an incredibly long time and make your home look more iconic.
2. Siding That’s Built to Last
Siding is one of the most important parts of any home. This vital portion of a property stops any moisture, noise, insect life, temperature fluctuations, and more from making its way through. On top of that, it’s also the main part of your property most people will see and describe by.
When you’re looking at houses, consider the siding. Look for signs of age like cracks, warping, color fading, or other problems that mean it’s on its last legs. Although you get the freedom to choose whatever new siding you want, it takes a lot of time and effort to update.
Three-coat stucco siding has become increasingly popular in recent years. This is especially fantastic in warm beachy areas, giving off a cleaner look than classic vinyl siding. This material is one of the oldest mankind has used, and can last a long time, so you’ll be a part of its long history if you purchase a home that uses this material.
3. STRONG INSULATION FOR ANY WEATHER
Insulation is one of the most important lines of defense between your home and the outside world. If you want your house’s interior to feel like an escape, check if the properties you’re looking at have high-quality insulation throughout. Not only will insulation keep temperatures even, but it can also block out noise, moisture, and insect life when used correctly.
If you ever update a portion of your home, consider if that area can be better insulated, from the roof to the siding, floorboards, walls, or any other part of your home. Ranging from wool insulation to polyiso exterior wall insulation, this material will seal your house, making it more energy efficient and far more comfortable to live in.
4. FLOORING THAT COULD STUN
Your floors carry a lot throughout your home, so it’s a good idea to get a property with the best flooring you can find. From flooring with electric heat for basement spaces to a luxuriously soft carpet in living areas, keep an eye out for styles that will make everyday life so much more enjoyable.
LVP or laminate is always a top choice and comes in endless colors, textures, and designs that will help make an incredibly unique look.
In 2023 more nude and natural colors are the peak of style. Whitewashed, gray, and light brown are the top shades you’ll see and should be considered carefully. With the right care these are long-lasting floors, which is great at their price point.
Although updating a floor when you move in can be a huge amount of work and trouble, it’s worth it if you love every other portion of a property.
5. GORGEOUS AND FRESH CABINETS
Cabinetry is a fantastic area of any room, from bathrooms to kitchens and even laundry rooms- that give you the space to keep clutter away and keep organized. Beyond that, this feature can come in dozens of different colors, styles, materials, and finishes that will create as unique a space as possible.
When looking at homes, consider the cabinets, and think about how much room you need and what finishes interest you. In areas like a kitchen, white has been popular for years, but more natural wood tones are leaking into popularity and may sway what you want for your home.
6. SOLAR TO MAKE YOUR ENERGY BILLS PAINLESS
Why Choose Pacific Communities
With over 30 years of home building experience specializing in constructing quality homes in Southern California, our team at Pacific Communities Builder is dedicated to creating the best valued home in every market. Since 1991, Pacific Communities has built more than 5,000 homes and developed more than 150 communities. The firm has expertise that spans the full range of residential building including attached and detached homes as well as master-planned communities. To find out more, visit our website at pacificcommunities.com to view all available communities and to schedule your appointment.
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Solar is one of the most important parts of a modern home, especially as energy bills skyrocket, and more people spend time at home than ever before. Installing solar yourself can be time-consuming, so it’s a good idea to seek out a home that already has solar, or is willing to install it to seal the deal.
For many leasing companies and lenders, having solar is a big deal, and will ensure your purchase goes a lot smoother. This power source will save you untold hundreds to thousands of dollars in the long run.
Buying Your Home Should Feel Like a Relief
When you’re done with signing, moving in, and getting settled: you should feel relieved in your new home. Take the time to make a choice that will leave you living in paradise every single day.
Brian Jeffries is a freelance writer that loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on construction projects and materials. He lives in Winter Park, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and working on projects in his spare time. Brian’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.