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When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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Building Your Custom Home On A Vacant Lot

There are few investments that will have a bigger impact on your life than choosing to build your custom home. In addition to the financial aspects of this process, you will also have a number of logistical and other practical decisions that will need to be made.

Appreciate The Challenges Of Building On Uneven Lots

The condition of the soil will be a major factor in determining the difficulties that can be encountered when building the home. For example, if the soil is extremely uneven, it will be necessary to smooth it out so that the structure will be stable. Additionally, soil that is uneven can be more prone to drainage problems and pooling water, which can both impact the structural integrity of the home. Evaluating the condition of the soil and the terrain can be necessary for ensuring that the area you choose to build on will be suitable.  

Have A Lot Picked Out Before Starting To Design The House

Much of the design of the home will be determined by the terrain and the shape of the lot. Due to these impacts, it is advisable to wait to design the actual home until a suitable lot has been found. Otherwise, you may have to spend considerably more to address property features and challenges that may not have been considered when the original design was prepared. This can be especially true for those that are wanting a large or multistory home as these properties can be heavily impacted by seemingly minor issues with the lot.

Consider The Future Development Of The Community

Many individuals that are looking to build a home will choose a lot that is a part of a community that is currently being developed. While it can be convenient to build a custom home in an area that will have easy access to utilities, it is important to be mindful of the future development plans for the area. Otherwise, you may end up living in a community that has more traffic or is generally much louder than what you are wanting. In addition to reviewing the plans of the subdivision where you are building the home, you may also want to consider the trends for the community. For those that want to ensure that they live in a quiet community or one that will have limited traffic passing through it, these considerations can be almost as important as the design choices for the house itself.

To learn more, contact a resource that has lots for sale.