Maybe your family just got a little bit bigger. Maybe the neighborhood is starting to rub you the wrong way. Or maybe you’ve never owned your own home and are finally ready to take the plunge. Whatever your reason for building a new home in New Jersey, the sky is the limit and your imagination is your only boundary.
The Game Plan
Building a new home in New Jersey is a big commitment and a big investment; one that will pay dividends with the proper planning. Planning your new home starts with selecting a floor plan. This can seem like a daunting task as there are countless floor plans to choose from. How many bedrooms do you need? How many will you need if your family gets bigger? Should you build a separate dining room or incorporate it into your kitchen? Where should the laundry room be located? What about the bathrooms?
There are no set answers to these questions. You and your family’s unique wants and needs will determine what kind of floor plan will be best suited. Whether it’s a one-bedroom ranch-home or a five bedroom cape cod, a New Jersey home builder can help you select a floor plan for your new home that is just right for your family.
A Lot of Lots
The next step in building your new home in New Jersey is choosing a lot to build on. Will you buy a lot with a standing structure, have it demolished, and rebuild? Or will you go for an empty lot and shoulder the responsibility of having it cleared?
Both options have their benefits and pitfalls. A site with a per-exisitng structure will likely have access to sewage and utilities already on site a ready to be hooked up. The downside is that you will have clear out the old structure before you start building your new home, a process that can be time consuming and expensive. On the other hand, building on an empty lot will require the installation of utility hook-ups, and even a well in some cases, but it will save you the headache of tearing down any existing structures. Also, if your empty lot is ‘virgin land’, you’ll have to clear out any trees or other vegetation.
Building Your Dream
The final step in the new home process is the construction phase. This is where all of your hard work and planning come together. During this phase the foundation will be set, the frame raised, wiring and ventilation is installed, utilities are connected, and all the finishing work including siding and roofing are completed.
The average build time for a new home in New Jersey hovers between six and eight months from permit to completion. An experienced home builder will keep you abreast of the progress of the build and inform of any issues that may arise.
(New) Home Sweet Home
While building a new home in New Jersey can be a long and complicated process, the end result is a home for your family that is unique, beautiful, and truly your own. At D.E.N.J., Inc. we have over 25 years of experience in every phase of new home construction. From construction financing to land development to construction, D.E.N.J., Inc. as the premier new home construction firm in New Jersey. Contact D.E.N.J. and start building your dream.