When searching for your next home, you may be influenced by interior design colour coordination, aesthetically pleasing features or elegant finishing’s and styles. Or perhaps, location means more to you – access to transport links, schools or leisure amenities. You may be considering a period house with history and charm or a new development. Choosing this option can present many benefits that you may not initially consider when searching for your new home.
Read on to learn about these advantages of buying a brand new property you can call home:
- Interior design features
- High specification
- Construction and interior guarantee
Attention to detail
Architects and designers of new developments often hire experienced interior designers to plan and create stunning homely surroundings. From iconic lighting, to sensual bathrooms and contemporary living spaces, designers are delivering dramatic and inspirational specifications for modern developments. Answering calls to reflect the personality and lifestyle characteristics of potential professional buyers, developers such as Lodha Group have constructed the mesmerising Lincoln Square in liaison with award-winning designer Patricia Urquiola. Her vision was created on the use of different materials for this specific project in the heart of London. The widely acclaimed stylist used glass, wood, marble and steel to create a pulse of light filtering through to each corner of each room in addition to creating a sophisticated yet comfortable environment for each resident.
Construction and interior repairs
This is potentially one of the biggest benefits of purchasing a new property. Due to strict building legislation, your new home will be constructed to a high specification with a structural warranty spanning 10 years. From your moving in date, everything in the property should be new and fit for purpose, therefore you will have ease of mind that you will not incur any more costs or outgoings. In comparison to buying an older property which may need renovating works conducted, this is a huge advantage meaning that you can move straight in and not need to worry about works disrupting your home life and/or family.
Lower heating bills and energy efficiency
Purchasing a new property also means that your heating and energy bills will be remarkably lower than in an older property. With advances in technology and construction, modern heating systems vastly reduce wasted heat and energy, while advanced construction methods mean that modern developments prevent damp with double glazing and insulation. Refer to the energy EPC rating to find out where the property falls in terms of energy efficiency. Over the course of time, this will be saving you money while being environmentally friendly.
Modern style and contemporary living
There are few times when you will be able to be a part of the development process and choose your own fixtures and fittings. This is a major advantage where you can get involved with designers in selecting internal fittings from doors to carpets, wall tiles and bathroom suites. Your kitchen can be constructed to suit your living requirements while white goods can complement your selections. Your agent will be able to advise further but most have competitive rates that you can build your own interior design package. Note though, that there will be a time limit on when you can make your bespoke selections, or else the finishing’s on the property will be chosen by the developer. In selecting a new build development, you will be sacrificing natural characteristics and period features that will be found in older properties.
In considering the purchase of a new build house or development there are many incentives which could sway your decision. Nowadays, developers and agents are keen to add extra value offers for attracting prospective buyers. These can include interior aesthetics such as carpets, lighting or fitted wardrobes or white goods such as dishwashers and washing machines. Other financial incentives could also be on offer such as the firm covering legal expenses, stamp duty or special rates on your deposit. Alternatively, an option for the quick sale of your own property and ensuring a smooth transition to a new build, is part exchange. This removes you from a chain and avoids the need for a complicated process.