We only have one planet to live on, and it’s important that we take care of it and find a way to survive without destroying it. That’s why we’re focused on building eco-friendly homes. Not only are green homes better for the planet, but they’re also a major selling point these days. Here are a few tips for building a beautiful green custom home!
Hire the Right Architect & Home Builder
Designing and building an environmentally friendly home takes a special skill set that the average builder won’t have. There are additional things builders have to consider to make a home green. That’s why it’s important that you hire a designer and builder that specialize in green homes.
Pick the Perfect Spot
They always say you can change anything about a home except its location. Location is absolutely key in home building, but especially when it comes to building a green home. The location will impact sun exposure, landscaping, materials and it will also impact your overall life! Where you locate your home will impact how green your entire life is.
Select the Right Materials
Building an eco-friendly home has its pros and cons. While these homes are better for the environment and can reduce your daily carbon footprint, environmentally friendly building materials tend to be more expensive. It’s a delicate balance to selecting materials that are green and are in your budget.
Look at Long-term Cost Savings
The great thing about a green custom home is that while it might cost more to build, it will end up saving you money in the long run. Not only do eco-friendly homes sell for more on the market, they also can save you money on heating and cooling costs plus the government often offers tax breaks for those that build green homes!
Happy Earth Day! Want to get started building a beautiful home that’s good for the planet? Contact us today!