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7 Reasons Why Building A Home Is Family-Friendly

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: August 27, 2020

When it comes to finding your dream home, the question remains: should you BUY a home or BUILD one? At the end of the day, the decision is yours to make. Here are a few reasons why building a home will benefit you and your family more in the long run.

 

1. Your Home, Your Way

Building your own home offers you the freedom to customize it according to your preferences. From a wide range of styles and floor plans, it’s easy to find the best fit. The beauty of building it yourself is that you get to have the first and final say about it.

 

At the same time, it’ll be useful for when you decide to expand or change its layout in the future. If you’re planning on having a larger family, later on, having more guestrooms, a home theater, and the like, you won’t need to pack up and move out in search of a bigger home. You can make the room yourself in the current self-built one.

 

2. Energy Savings

Older houses tend to have electric fixtures that aren’t up to date. These usually use more electricity and will thus have you end up with a higher electric bill. With a new house, you can choose newer electric system that will save you loads on the power usage and payments.

 

Additionally, newer fixtures are often sustainable as well. So, that’s a win for your family, and a win for the environment, too.

 

3. Your Own Smart Home

There are tons of home appliances that are so technologically advanced, integrating them in your home will offer up conveniences that will save you time and effort on a daily basis. Revamping an older residence for this purpose will require an expensive overhaul. Instead, plan this easily with your new, soon-to-be-built one. This is critcally important when you consider the safety of your family, such as security or remote access.

 

4. Choose Your Builder, Choose Your Location

With regards to home construction, it’s always best to hire a home-builder you already know and trust, or is at least recommended by someone who’s had a great home-building experience with them. There are plenty of choices in Huntsville, and Legacy is of course a great option.

 

We work hard to build homes in great locations. This is important to families as neighborhood and school district are critical options when considering the endeavor of building over buying.

 

5. No House Chasing or Bidding Wars

One of the most challenging tasks to do when house-hunting is dealing with timing. Your kids start school, your spouse starts work. When you rely on winning a home on sale, you throw timing to the wind. And when the busy season’s on, it can get pretty stressful. All of this, you can avoid by building your own family home. Besides small schedule changes on a home construction, you know exactly when you will be moving your family.

 

6. A Secure Future For Your Family

Building your home from scratch is as good as securing your family’s future in case any unforetold circumstances occur. Your family will have a roof on top of their heads and they won’t worry about anything else but its upkeep. Though even that, if forgone, won’t change the fact that having a shelter that’s theirs is security in itself.

 

That security is also manifest in long-term value. A newer home will retain its shape and fortitude far longer than a used home. If you are looking to build your forever-home, you are also building an asset you can pass along to your children.

 

7. The Glory of Home Ownership

Owning a new home gives you that sense of pride and fulfilment. This property is yours and your family’s alone, and you’re building it from the ground up. It’s a strong reflection of just how much you truly and genuinely take care of your family. Even after its construction is complete, you can continue to make it your home long after the crews leave the plot. A garden, a pool, a porch- you have control over your housing destiny and your budget for additions won’t be eaten up by replacing an old deck or HVAC system.

4 Great At-Home Activities for Families

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 14, 2020

 

More and more families are looking for fun things they can do around the house to keep the summer active. Here are four activities you can do inside your house or around your yard to create memories and positive family experiences without needing to go anywhere!

Go Camping in the Back Yard

If going on a traditional vacation is infeasible, you can still get away from your day-to-day life a bit by camping on your own property. All you need to do it is a yard and a tent!

 

A back-yard camping trip breaks up the monotony of hanging around the house and challenges kids to entertain themselves and interact with you and each other in different ways. Taking things outside for a few days provides a valuable physical and mental reset.

 

Of course, if you have a fire pit in your backyard, that’s another opportunity to create an authentic outdoor experience. You can roast weenies, toast marshmallows, and sit around telling stories or singing songs long into the night.

Game Night

The family game night tradition has faded in the last few years with the popularity of the internet and on-demand TV, but now is a perfect time to bring it back in style!

 

The great thing about game night is it’s open-ended and invites you and your kids to do the things you like best, whether that’s a cooperative video game, a classic board game, or an activity you brainstormed together.

 

A great way to make game night feel extra special is to hold it in your designated game room. If you have a spare bedroom or office space, you can easily create a fun space that kids (and you) enjoy visiting to kick back and get away from daily stressors.

Cook a Special Meal Together

When it comes to bringing family together in positive ways, the kitchen is possibly the most important room in the entire house. Your kitchen is a place to pass down skills to your kids, try things you’ve never attempted before, and indulge in the fruits of your labor.

 

Cooking with your kids gives them a new appreciation of what you do for them each day, sparks their creativity, and helps them focus on problem-solving and motor skills in new ways. Even if you’re not typically passionate about cooking your own meals, family time in the kitchen is a great opportunity to show your kids that you’re not afraid to try new challenges yourself!

 

Do an Arts & Crafts Project

Art and crafting are classic ways to blow off steam, express yourself, and build time into your routine for reflection and relaxation. When you make crafting a family activity, you invite everybody to collaborate and celebrate imagination together.

 

If you and your family are especially crafty or creative, you can designated a specific craft room within your house. You can use that space to store all your supplies and materials and even decorate it in a way that sparks inspiration or speaks to the specific hobbies you and your family enjoy!

 

Once your crafting time is done, the works of art you and your kids created can become exciting new decorative items for your craft room, bedrooms, shared spaces, and beyond. Displaying that work thoughtfully is a great follow-up activity that helps kids feel pride in what they’ve accomplished and see the ownership they have over their living space.

 

Find the Perfect Home for Family Activities

Sick of apartment living or sharing activity space with other families? Legacy Homes is here to connect you with the ideal new home for you and your growing, thriving family.

 

We’re proud to build houses that are designed for making memories, family bonding time, and great activities that don’t require any driving at all. Whether you’re looking for a kitchen to train a future chef, a yard with lots of space to play, or a home with a space you can use as a game or crafting room, contact Legacy Homes today!