Dec 06, 2019
McKee Homes introduces our top seven list of new home special features! We have been designing and building new homes since 2010. In that time, we have found a number of special features that really resonate with our home buyers. Many of these new home special features could also be added to existing homes to make them more livable.
Unfortunately, if you currently have a home with eight-foot ceilings, you are stuck with them unless you upgrade to a new home or add on to your existing home. Any new rooms added to the footprint of your current home could be built with taller ceilings.
One of the simplest ways to add curves to your home is to convert straight openings into arched openings.
Adding a kitchen island to a remodel project or buying a new home that includes an island in the kitchen is a great way to improve your home living experience.
An alternative to shower doors and curtains is an “L-shaped” walk-in shower with a low curb or sloped floor that doesn’t need a door or curtain. The water never gets to the opening as it is 90 degrees from the shower head and a few feet from the main shower area.
Any shower still needs regular cleaning but taking the doors and curtains out of the equation makes cleaning easier and faster.
Buying a home with outdoor living spaces, or adding a patio, deck or screened porch to your existing home, is one of the best ways to increase comfort. Should you ever need to sell your home, outdoor living spaces make your home more desirable to homebuyers and increase its value, too.
Other types of exterior siding and applications, such as brick, stone and vinyl siding require very little maintenance, which saves time and money over the long haul. Fiber cement siding is another good alternative. It looks more like real wood than vinyl siding but does require some maintenance as it needs to be caulked and painted when installed and every ten years or so.
Brick and stone can be very expensive, especially if the entire exterior of the home is covered. That’s why we recommend looking into vinyl and fiber cement as a lower cost alternative.
Read our Vinyl Siding Vs Fiber Cement Sidingarticle for the pros and cons of both types of popular and affordable siding.
Whether you are looking for a new home or thinking of remodeling your existing home, these new home special features are worth taking into consideration during that process. They add value to your home and make it more enjoyable for you and your family.
For more information about McKee Homes new home special features, our design studio selections and options, floor plans and neighborhoods, please contact us using the form below or give us a call at 910-672-7296.