Posted by Melissa Lynn Galland on Feb 10, 2017 8:06:27 AM
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Building a new home gives you the opportunity to select the features and finishes that will surround you, potentially for a lifetime. Making smart decisions throughout the design and build process will ensure that your home is comfortable, durable, appropriate for your lifestyle, and a good investment. Think about the following new home features as you envision your dream house:

Long-Lasting Exteriors

The outside of your home is the first defense against harsh elements like rain, snow, and wind. Look for a durable solution that is both beautiful and easy to maintain, like authentic James Hardie fiber cement siding. You can choose from a broad range of color selections or create a custom color of your own. Every new custom house Adair Homes builds has a 100% James Hardie exterior, so you know you are always getting a quality product that will last.  

Durable Flooring

The floors in a home are exposed to water, dirt, salt, household cleaners, and temperature changes, so you want them to be made from durable materials that won’t warp or suffer from the wear and tear of daily life. Engineered hardwood flooring from a reliable supplier like Shaw Floors is designed to withstand decades of impacts and various climate conditions.

Beautiful Front Doors

Your front door is the face of your home. You want it to feel welcoming, but you also want to feel confident that it doesn’t detract from the energy efficiency of your home. A fiberglass door by Therma-Tru offers the best of both worlds. You can increase your home’s curb appeal while ensuring that conditioned air doesn’t escape through any gaps around the front door. It’s important to remember that better curb appeal also translates to added value. Investing in a Therma-Tru door can increase the perceived value of a home on average by about 4% and more than $18,000.

Green Windows

High-quality windows are another major contributor to the energy efficiency of a new home. Jeld-Wen is an Oregon company that has grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable windows. Adair Homes relies on Jeld-Wen’s short lead times and on-time, accurate order-processing to keep projects running smoothly. With green windows by Jeld-Wen, you get the benefits of working with a trusted local company and high-performance windows that will help keep your new home comfortable all year long.

Gourmet Kitchen

If you like to cook or host parties, you know that the action always ends up in the kitchen. When building a new home, you have the option to make the kitchen a central hub, with a large pantry for food storage, a serving area, ample countertops, and a full suite of high-end appliances.

Outdoor Living

Take advantage of your entire living space by adding a covered patio for dining, entertaining, or just relaxing. Covered patios also have the benefit of providing shade, which can help moderate interior temperatures and improve energy efficiency.

Spa-Like Master Bathroom

Give yourself the option to unwind after a long day in a jetted tub in the master bathroom. Of course, you always have the ability to add these types of features after your home has been built, but the process is more efficient and cost-effective if you do it during the building process.

Features That Boost Curb Appeal

Whether you plan to live in your new home for a lifetime or sell it when you reach the next phase of life, you want it to have great curb appeal. Adding features like windows on the garage door, shutters, or stone on the exterior can help you achieve the trendiest looks that make your home stand out in the best way.

Features That Boost Energy Efficiency

Making certain investments during the building process can help you save money in the long run by improving efficiency and reducing energy usage. For example, installing LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing will help reduce heat loss through the attic, which means your heating system will have to work less to maintain your thermostat settings.
Adair Homes uses a custom design process that allows you to create a home that is perfectly suited to your lifestyle. Our professionals will work closely with you to determine which features are most important and how you can best meet your budget requirements. We are committed to working with quality suppliers to build beautiful, durable homes. Contact us today if you would like to learn more.

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Topics: Custom Home Design