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5 Tips for a Timeless Custom Home

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David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Building a custom home designed uniquely around you and your lifestyle can be an exciting project! However, this choice also comes with a significant investment. Because of this, it is crucial to get it right from the start. In the sections below, you can find some unmissable tips to build a modern, timeless, and comfortable custom home. 

Location Matters – Look at the Future!

It is true that new estimates say that 55% of the world population live in urban areas around a major city. However, the events of the past two years and the rise of remote work are also driving an exodus to the country.

If you have the ability to work from home or you are transitioning into a remote working lifestyle, you might opt to build your custom home away from cities, in a location of your choice. Undoubtedly, this is a great benefit to your lifestyle! However, what is truly important is looking at the future of the area. 

For example, a city can continue expanding, and you might no longer find yourself in a peaceful and exclusive suburban area. Or, if you love your unspoiled views over nature, you should ensure that there won’t be skyscrapers or highways built there in the future. 

Think Long-Term

When building a custom home, you have to keep in mind your current lifestyle – but always what it will be like in the future! For example, if you are thinking of welcoming a baby or pet into your family, you might need extra space. Or, you might need to care for your aging parents in the near future! Make sure the home stays comfortable, healthy, and spacious no matter what!

Focus on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

A custom home is a long-term investment, and it has never been so important to focus on building a healthy lifestyle that minimally impacts the environment. When building a custom home, consider incorporating sustainability from the start. For example, you could invest in solar panels, insulation systems, and rainwater filtering systems. In the long term, this can truly help you enjoy a modern, comfortable, and off-grid property.

Build a Home in Harmony With Nature

If you are looking to build a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle in your home, it is essential for the whole building to be in harmony with the surrounding nature. There are many ways to do so! For example, you might decide to build around important natural elements already present in the areas, such as trees. Or, you might create a home that, visually, perfectly merges with the surrounding landscape and benefits from it – you can do so using natural elements such as stone, metal, plants, wood, and mirrors to reflect natural light.  

Partner With Expert Designers and Builders

When building a custom home, your property needs to be designed around you and your specific needs. Designing a custom home from the ground up is nothing like renovating an existing structure! 

So, whether you have experience with building projects or not, you should always partner with specialized design builders who can help you sail through the unique experience of building your home. 



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