Building a new home allows you to customize everything to your liking, from the layout down to the smallest details like the doorknobs. At Sortino Properties, we know it can be an exciting process, but it can also be overwhelming. Building a house requires attention to detail, patience, and time. You don't want to create a living space that's hazardous, uncomfortable, or unsightly. With that said, here are the top things you should avoid when building a new home.

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Overlooking the Location - The location of your house plays a significant role in your daily life. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable in your own home because of the location. It would be best if you considered the distance from your workplace, convenience stores, restaurants, and other essential amenities. You can avoid this by scouting various locations and researching the neighborhood to ensure it's the right fit for you and your family.

Skipping on Professional Services - Building a home requires more than hammer and nails. You need to hire professional services to bring your vision to life. Contractors, architects, designers, and engineers have the necessary skills and expertise to build a home that's safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Skipping on professional services is a recipe for disaster that will cost you more in the long run. Invest in quality services to avoid costly mistakes and potential disasters.

Going Overboard on Trends - Keeping up with trends can be fun, but it can also be expensive. Don't get too carried away with the latest fads and trends. It's okay to incorporate current styles, but you don't want to design a home that looks out of date in a few years. Stick to timeless designs that will look good for years to come, while blending in the latest home styles.

Underestimating the Cost - Building a custom home can be expensive, so it's important to have a budget. Make sure to consider every aspect that goes into building a house, including land costs, building materials, labor fees, permits, and so on. Don't cut corners or settle for low-quality materials. It might seem like a good idea initially to help save cost, but it will let you down in the long run. Invest in quality materials, but keep your budget in mind while buying house building materials.

Poor Planning - Building a home is a big project, and poor planning can lead to many issues during or after the building process. It is important to have a well-designed and detailed blueprint of the project before commencing the building process. It can help avoid last-minute changes that can be expensive and time-consuming.

At Sortino Properties, we are committed to providing quality homes that meet your style and budget. By working with an experienced builder, planning your project, thinking about resale value, maintaining quality and communication, you'll have a great experience while building your perfect home. Contact us today to get started on building your dream home. We’re located in Greece, NY and serve the Greater Rochester area. Call us at 585-225-7000 or send an email through our secure contact form.