In the United States, it seems every home comes with its own little personality and unique characteristics. From ornate town houses on the East Coast to quaint Spanish style homes in the West, every corner of the country has put its own personal spin on home and community.
This abundance of choice makes the home buying process particularly exciting and gives families options for remodeling their current home in a neighborhood they’re familiar with, or starting fresh with a new construction home and the new possibilities it provides. Both options present opportunities for building the home of your dreams while connecting you with the community.
The Lilyana community has experience with the costs, time commitments, and resources associated with new construction and remodeled homes, and they’re here to help you decide which route is right for you and your family.
Consider Available Space
When choosing between remodeling or building a new home, it’s important to find out whether or not your current lot holds enough space to accommodate the type of remodel or renovation you and your family would like to make. Measure the dimensions of your home’s lot and compare the amount of available space with the addition or renovation your family would like to build.
If there is plenty of space on your existing lot and your home’s infrastructure is able to support the addition, you can start budgeting and making a financial plan to remodel your home. If space is limited, it may be a good idea to start considering the benefits of buying a new build instead of remodeling.
Consider Going Green
Another important consideration when deciding between new construction or remodeled homes is whether you and your family would like to “go green.” Every home in the Lilyana community is built with a deep respect for nature and the Texas landscape, and one of the benefits of buying a new build — particularly homes in the Lilyana community — is the ability to add environmentally friendly upgrades.
Older homes are beautiful, imbued with character from previous owners and architecture from the past. But many older homes may have a harder time supporting the latest energy efficient technology. This ability to add energy efficient upgrades is a benefit of buying a new construction home. With options for water saving fixtures, energy efficient HVAC systems, lighting solutions, better insulation, and new smart home technology, a new build home can help reduce your carbon footprint and save money on energy each year.