Friday, August 2, 2013

Benefits of Building a Home

Are you deciding between building a house and buying a home? There is a list of benefits for both options, but if you’re willing to wait, you can build the perfect home for you and your family.

A few of the more obvious benefits to home building are energy efficiency, product warranties, and the ability to individually select tiles, faucets and countertops for a home. But, have you ever thought about the not so obvious benefits to building home?

Valuable Entertainment Space

It can be irritating to plan a party when you are faced with the same dilemma time and time again, that dilemma being not having an appropriate space for entertaining guests during college football season, the holidays and birthday parties. If you choose to build a home today, it will likely have an open floor plan which is ideal for entertaining guests.
An open floor plan creates a great room which allows the host to finish preparing the evenings meal while still interacting with guests.

Power House

If you’re accustomed to living in older homes, have you ever noticed the lack of power outlets?  Today’s homes are wired much differently than they were in the 1960’s, 70s and 80s. Our needs are much different than they were 20 or 30 years ago. It’s not uncommon for a home to have multiple computers, televisions, stereo systems and other items requiring extra power outlets. Modern homes are built with advanced wiring ideal for today’s networking and computing needs.


When you move into an older home, you only have a vague idea of its history in regards to previous residents, and foundational quirks, unless the home has been in your family for quite some time. The process of building a home allows a family to be the first to cook a meal in the kitchen, watch television in the living room, and sleep in the bedrooms. Once construction is deemed complete, the home is clean and ready to be moved into! Building a home also eliminates the worry having to replace old equipment, appliances and roofs right away.

Follow our blog over the next few months as we highlight the obvious and not so obvious benefits to home building. If you have your own benefits to add to our list, visit us on our SeaGate Homes Facebook page, or leave a reply in our comments section!