Building a new home requires you to make some very important decisions. You have to think about square footage, the home’s layout, its architectural features and so much more.
Before you dive into all of the details that will make your house a home, though, have you given much thought about finding the perfect site?
What Should You Look for in a Home Lot?
Most of your decisions regarding the home site you choose will have to do with personal preference, but you need to consider:
- Noise. Lots situated near the entrance of a subdivision will catch more noise from traffic than lots located farther from an entrance will. On the flipside, a lot near an entrance can provide quicker access in and out of the neighborhood; you might need to weigh your preferences on the noise factor.
- Cul-de-sac convenience. A lot on a cul-de-sac can tuck you away from heavy traffic, which usually means less noise; it’s also more likely to be a safer area for your little ones to play because there’s no through traffic. Another boon may include a wider backyard that provides additional space to accommodate things like a pool, jungle gym, shed or other structure.As with anything, though, there are downsides. Lots on cul-de-sacs typically have narrower front yards due to their wedge-like shapes. You might also catch a lot of headlight glare as people pull down your street, so if you’re a light sleeper, you might want to consider a different space.
- Corner curb appeal. Don’t forget to consider corner lots. If you’re a semi-professional landscaper, you’ll have the perfect place to show off your green thumb; in some corner lots, a larger side yard means you’ll have an even greater canvas to create a landscaping masterpiece and showcase your home’s curb appeal.The rest of us have to consider this, though: the larger side yard means more work and maintenance. Further, corner lots experience vehicle traffic from two streets instead of one.
- Excellent exposure. Where will the sun rise and set when you’re in the house? It will certainly play a major role in how you experience your home. An eastern exposure can make the most of the morning sun, while a western exposure harnesses afternoon rays. Southern exposure soaks up sunlight for the majority of the day.
Ready to Talk About Your Custom Home (And Where it Will Be)?
Call us at 615-824-6970 or contact Hughes Edwards Builders online. We’d love to talk about your plans and show you how we can bring them to life. You can also browse our Tennessee custom home gallery and see which communities have Hughes Edwards homes.
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