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5 Helpful Resources for Planning New Construction or Renovating

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There's nothing like moving into a brand new home or completing a renovation. Everything is clean, fresh, with perfect finishes, up-to-date energy efficient systems, and the best part - it reflects your unique style. Yet, completing a project has hundreds of steps that require countless decisions. The following resources offer solid advice and design inspiration to help you along the way. 

1. Something for Everyone

The Your Home and Garden website is an all-inclusive site that features expert advice, features new construction homes, and offers up different design elements based on different style homes. Blogs on the site include everything from building tips to the latest tech accessories to top trending colour schemes and how to use them

New Construction Tips and Advice

2. Real Life Stories

One blogger we like is Caroline by Design who offers up top pieces of advice. This particular blog features homeowners who have actually gone through the process of building a new construction home or have been through a home renovation. We particularly like her blog on 8 Crucial Tips for Your First Home Build

New Construction Tips and Advice

3. Finding an Architect 

In many cases, when you buy new construction, your builder already has the home designed by their chosen architect. If not, you'll need to find your own architect who understands your design aesthetic and vision. HOUZZ is a good place to start. When you go to their site, you can choose location, property type, style, budget, and more to narrow the field for you. 

Architect Advice for New Construction Homes

4. Overall Building Advice

An all-inclusive building site like Build is a great resource that includes everything you need to know from the ground up. One blog we loved reading was their take on Fashion-Proof Material Palettes. It's a helpful read to assist you as you make important choices during the design development phase. 

Choosing Colors for New Construction Homes

5. New Construction Advantages Explained

There are many instances where homeowners are figuring out whether buying a new construction home is better than renovating their current home. At the end of the day, this is certainly a choice based on budget, time, and resources. This informative blog goes into greater detail about why new construction could be a better choice.

As you begin your new construction home journey, click the link below to access a list of critical stages you should check off as you navigate the process. When you are ready to buy a new construction home, contact Michelle Larnard Real Estate to speak to one of our professional sales agents who specialize in new construction properties.

New Construction Checklist

 

 

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