The Importance of Selecting Your New Home Elevation

When it comes to building your dream home, one of the most crucial decisions you'll make is choosing the right home elevation. The elevation, or the architectural style and design of your home's exterior, plays a significant role in not only the aesthetics but also the functionality and value of your property. In this blog post, we'll explore why it's essential to consider different home elevations before making a final decision.

1.     Curb Appeal:The exterior of your home is the first thing people see, and it can make a lasting impression on visitors, neighbors, and potential buyers. Different home elevations offer unique styles, from traditional to modern and colonial to craftsman. Choosing an elevation that resonates with your personal taste and fits within the neighborhood's character can enhance the overall appeal of your home.

2.     Functionality: Home elevations are not just about aesthetics. They also impact the functionality of your home. For instance, a split-level home elevation may provide a practical solution for a sloping lot, maximizing the use of space and creating distinct living areas. A well-designed elevation can also influence factors like natural light, ventilation, and energy efficiency.

3.     Resale Value:The choice of home elevation can significantly affect your property's resale value. Different styles and designs may appeal to different buyers. Investing in a home elevation that aligns with current market trends and local preferences can potentially increase your home's value and make it more attractive to future buyers. 

4.     Neighborhood Harmony: Consideration for the existing neighborhood and its architectural style is essential. A home elevation that complements the surrounding homes can help maintain the harmony and cohesiveness of the area. It can also prevent your home from standing out in a negative way, which might affect its resale value. However, this may not necessarily apply if you choose to build in a more rural area and don’t have close surrounding neighbors. 

5.     Personalization:Your home elevation is also an opportunity for personalization. You can choose elements like siding materials, roofing, and architectural details that reflect your unique style and preferences. Personalizing your home elevation can make your property feel like a true reflection of your personality and lifestyle. Do you prefer something trendy, classic, or a farmhouse-style elevation? Check out this blog post for additional inspiration about upgrades and customizations. 

6.     Zoning and Regulations: Local zoning codes and regulations often dictate the allowable home elevations within a specific area. Understanding these regulations is crucial to ensure your design complies. Ignoring zoning requirements can lead to costly delays and revisions. At Mitchell Homes, we lead the zoning and regulation process and are there to support you every step of the way. Our team can help you determine if a particular elevation is suitable for regulations specific to your area – and also your land!

7.     Future Expansion: Consider your long-term plans when choosing a home elevation. Some elevations may better lend themselves to future expansions or additions. Thinking ahead can save you time and money if you choose to expand your living space.

The choice of home elevation is a critical decision when building your home. It affects not only the aesthetics but also the functionality, value, and overall satisfaction with your property. By carefully considering different home elevations, you can create a home that suits your needs and stands the test of time. So, take your time, explore your options, and make an informed choice that you'll be happy with for years to come.

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