With a new year comes the natural inclination many of us have to institute certain changes in our lives. Every year thousands of people make one of life’s larger decisions–the decision to change living environments by purchasing a new home.
Our reasons for moving are various and can be driven by any number of factors including emotional, physical and budgetary needs. Ultimately it is one of the most important changes and investments many of us will ever make in our lives and it’s wise to really explore what’s available to support your unique aspirations and needs.
As our families grow, or shrink, and as we develop preferences about home styles and neighborhoods, many people eventually come to the conclusion that the best way to address these interests, desires and lifestyle changes is by moving into a new home. Given the wide spectrum in pricing and home design options available in the new home construction market today, it’s possible to purchase a home that meets the unique functional, emotional and budgetary needs of just about anyone.
Home plans have evolved to reflect the distinctive preferences of today’s discriminating buyer. Great rooms that serve as central family spaces and kitchens that include all the features savvy cooks demand are just some of the style considerations that today’s home builders are incorporating in their homes to respond to current trends.
Sometimes the way we work, or want to work, creates a need for change in our homes. Maybe you need more space in your home to include a home office. Working with a builder to choose a house plan that can accommodate your important work or business needs can be an exciting change that enhances your ability to earn a living or develop your entrepreneurial dream at home.
Work and family needs definitely drive home purchasing decisions but so do personal beliefs. With the growing awareness of the environmental impact of our consumer decisions, many people are welcoming new home communities that are built to be environmentally friendly.
What does an environmentally friendly new community look like?
Well there are many potential features that can be incorporated into home designs to make them environmentally friendly but among the more popular and affordable trends today is the construction of communities that make conservative use of land while providing plenty of green space, bike paths and sidewalks that encourage residents to participate in local outdoor recreational activities.
Developers who make it easier for residents to walk along streets help to encourage healthier living and safer neighborhoods while decreasing our reliance on cars. Streets designed to accommodate the physical needs of walkers (e.g., wider sidewalks, shorter streets) not only make a community more aesthetically pleasing to the eye but also helps to cut down on the pollution that is generated by the unnecessary use of cars.
Making the decision to buy a new home can affect so many different areas of our lives – from our pocket books to our personal health and well-being. What is even more exciting is that the choice is more accessible to more people given the options and designs that builders are offering in response to our changing preferences.
To get an idea of what builders are offering, take a look at the homes and street designs offered by Craftsman Village in Nappanee. Spring is only a few months away – now is the perfect time to think about the changes you want to make in your life.