The real estate market is going crazy in Florida right now. As you try to figure out whether building a new home or buying a resale property is better for you, it is essential to note that new home construction provides more value. There are several factors you should consider when making such an important decision.

There’s nothing better than settling into a home where nobody else has ever lived. Things will be in pristine condition with no wear and tear.

Most newly constructed homes come with a builder’s warranty and often a structural warranty if there are any issues. This added peace of mind gives you a year to settle into your home without having to worry about the expense of repairs or the replacement of defective items.

Your new home will exhibit the most current design elements that are being utilized in home construction today. Existing homes are often dated by design features that are no longer considered optimal use of space.

You can rest easy knowing that your newly constructed home will make the most of energy-efficient features, including HVAC, windows, air ducts, heating, cooling, and humidity control for the most comfortable living environment available.

New appliances are always a boon. With new home construction, you can be confident that your appliances will be energy efficient and quiet.

Having a custom home built allows you the freedom to customize your space to fit your style. Nobody knows better than you what you need for a stress-free lifestyle.

Newer homes require less maintenance. Knowing that everything used in the construction of your home is built to the most recent code means you won’t be waiting around for maintenance specialists and having to clean up messes because current technologies utilized will keep things humming right along.

Building codes, especially in Florida, can mean the difference between the loss of a few trees on your property and the destruction of your home. The materials used to build homes today are structurally designed to withstand hurricane-force winds: windows, doors, garage doors, trusses, etc.

Newly constructed homes typically appreciate more quickly than resale properties. Your investment will build equity and provide you with tax advantages.

The purchase of a home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. Building a new one gives you more control over the end product and long-term livability. Passage Island Construction can help you make the best choices for your family.

Natural Material and Lighter Wood Tones
The pandemic forced people to spend more time at home than ever before last year. What people found was that they wanted to create a space filled with light and texture, something they can do by using natural materials and lighter wood tones.

Lightwoods can open up a room and make everything feel bigger and lighter. Lighter wood tones don’t absorb as much light as darker woods and don’t take away from surrounding accent pieces. This holds especially true with flooring. Less weight on the floor means the eye is drawn upward, making the space feel more open and airy. This carries over into furniture as well.

Lightwoods create a sense of serenity, something we could all use a little more of in light of the past year. The use of contrasting colors on walls and accents creates visual harmony making a room feel more peaceful and more extensive. Light floors and surfaces make life a little bit easier by camouflaging dust, pet hair, and scratches.

Natural wood provides plenty of texture which you can use to create interesting designs, herringbone, chevron, and basket-weave parquet, to name a few. Take advantage of the natural grain that is more visible in lighter wood, which brings in a strong sense of nature for an indoor-outdoor feel.

Think contrast when selecting colors and design features. Brick offers a contrasting texture that complements the smoothness of lighter woods. Natural fiber floor coverings break up the monotony and soften things up a bit. If you feel like there’s just too much wood, add some color to the walls – anything from pastels to dark rich colors.

When building a new home, consider the sustainable home design. Passage Island Construction can help you make the best choices for your family and the environment.

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