If you’re looking to build a new home in the D.C. metro, there are plenty of things to consider. What’s your design aesthetic? Where in the region will you live? What’s your commuting plan? And that’s just for starters. Plan your DMV new build without missing a beat with this quick-hit list of things to consider throughout every stage of the process.
Start with the basics
As Fraulein Maria once said, let’s start at the very beginning. Set the stage for your new build plans with this rundown featuring Four Things to Know If You’re New to Living in the DMV.
Find your builder
Before you can get down to choosing floor plans and design finishes, you need to figure out who will actually build your house. And while there are plenty of builders available in our area, each is a bit different. Get a head start on choosing the right builder for you with these six questions to ask your potential builder.
Know the latest on the inventory situation
When Covid hit, it threw the housing market into a frenzy, disrupting every regular market trend and predictable pattern. Things have stabilized a bit since then, but inventory remains a challenge. While new inventory trends will undoubtedly continue to emerge, get the latest with this Q2 rundown that demystifies the landscape and tells you what you need to know about the D.C. metro inventory.
Think of the latest and greatest features
Like any industry, the new construction market is constantly evolving. And while design trends will continually change, your home’s footprint likely will not, so make sure your new build incorporates the latest new-home innovations. Here’s a quick-hit list of the latest new build trends to get you started.
Make every square foot count
Outside of choosing your location and builder, your floor plan selection is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. It impacts how much space you’ll have to live in and affects your everyday life through traffic patterns and how your home will support your lifestyle. Check out these 4 Key Factors for Optimized New-Home Planning to make sure your floor plan will work for you for the long haul.
Give bathrooms their due
This one comes a bit more down the line, but you’ve probably heard before that bathrooms and kitchens sell houses—so make yours count. Here are a few bathroom-related things to think about as you start your new build. And when the time comes to start designing, get inspiration with these hot bathroom design trends.
Carefully plan the “heart of the home”
Kitchens have long been a key gathering space—and one you really can’t over plan. Today’s new builds are incorporating well-thought-out spaces with the latest technology to maximize every inch while also bringing in stunning aesthetics. Here are a few of the latest kitchen trends you might want to consider incorporating into your own new-build home.