What to Add When Building Your First Home

Building your first home comes with many decisions. What style of architecture? Which city in Hampton Roads to build in? What type of lot will be best? And that's only the beginning! Go further into the project and many more choices must be made- colors, fixtures, hardware, countertops and the list continues. But what about the floor plan itself? Designing a home that has just what you want while staying on budget may not be so simplistic.

The most important thing to do before building is to prioritize, while thinking of the future household needs instead of just present demands. John Roach identifies 10 must-haves for homebuyers building their first homes. Some things can be added on as time and budgets permit such as detached garages, mother-in-law quarters, sunrooms, porches, decks, patios and pools. Other features, more intrinsic to the basic design of a home, are best added during the initial building phase like additional storage space, fireplaces, bathrooms, laundry rooms, master suites, bump outs, basements, attics, crawl spaces, foyers and wiring.

A great benefit to homebuyers working with our agents is that they are privy to the experience these new construction specialists have developed over time. When it comes to which upgrades or additions make the most sense in a new house, our agents can steer buyers in the right direction. So if owners ever want to sell their properties, they can see a return on their investments. These agents can also connect buyers with quality builders in Hampton Roads who are proficient in building first homes.

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