Getting a new house is exciting, and moving into a new construction home is sublime. Any time you have a home new to you, you’re sure to have lots of initial excitement and find plenty to love. But there are just some things about new construction that can’t be beaten. Here are just five of the things you’re sure to love about your new construction home.
1. The smell of all things new
Every home has its own smell, and with a new construction home, you are sure to be greeted with the smell of new. New construction homes have a crispness of fresh paint and new wood you just can’t recreate. And while you’re sure to grow used to it in time, that new-home smell is likely to reemerge for years to come when you return from holidays or time away.
2. Builder warranties can’t be beat
There’s nothing worse than buying a new home and having something go wrong. Think of an air conditioning unit that breaks down your first summer or a water heater that won’t heat. While you can buy warranties for existing homes, the coverage is generally more limited—and it comes at a cost.
In contrast, new construction homes come with warranties included that often cover the home comprehensively for the first year and then extend beyond that to cover major components and the structure itself. There’s a peace of mind that comes with new construction, thanks to knowing you’re unlikely to incur major additional expenses those first few years.
3. You know exactly what your home has been through
In a similar vein, when you buy preexisting construction, you have no real way to know the home’s full history. Are there persisting issues with the major appliances? DIY updates? When you buy new construction, you know with 100 percent confidence your home has no scary history that will cause you issues down the road. Any history that happens is because you created it.
4. There are no mysteries
Ever had a home with that one light switch that seems to control nothing? Or the door you can’t get to stop creaking, or that one outlet that you can’t quite figure out what it does? When you build a new construction home you’ll know everything is new and has a purpose. Plus, you’ll get a homeowner orientation to walk through your new home, decode every outlet and switch, and ask any questions straight to the builder.
5. It’s built specifically for you
There are so many great things about owning a new construction home, but perhaps the best and most important thing is that it was built specifically for you. Every option is one you chose. The floorplan is one you selected based on what works best for you and your family, specifically. The paint colors, the countertops, and even the floors are exactly what you wanted. So, your home is exactly the way you like it!