Tips for Building a Low-Maintenance Custom Home that Lasts

If you truly want to build the home of your dreams, you’ll want your custom home builders to construct you a home that is low maintenance, sustainable, and able to stand the test of time. No one wants to be stuck tending to their home’s maintenance, or constantly having to hire a handy man, or having to fix and repair things around their dream home. In this article, we’ll discuss the best ways to achieve a low-maintenance home that has both curb appeal and environmental friendliness for many generations to come.

Use Low Maintenance Materials

With the choice of a few simple building materials, you can ensure that your home will be as low maintenance as possible. From siding and roofing, to the material used for your countertops, each choice you make will have a direct effect on the upkeep, maintenance, and overall longevity of your home. For ultimate durability and low maintenance, choose the following materials when building your custom home:

  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Metal Roofing
  • Laminate Plank Flooring
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Fiberglass Windows
  • Composite Decking
  • PVC-Capped Railing Systems
  • Weather-Sensing Irrigation System

These materials are sure to stand the test of time, and ensure the least amount of maintenance possible.

Go Green

Another way to ensure longevity and sustainability in your home for generations to come is by going green, and incorporating sustainable upgrades into your custom home. You may start from scratch with San Diego home builders, or opt for a San Diego remodeler to come and help transform your current abode into your dream home.

Here are some simple ways you can incorporate sustainable materials into your dream home:

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Bamboo and cork flooring
  • Solar panels
  • Natural fiber wool carpeting
  • Concrete flooring & walls
  • Reclaimed wood

Other ways you may incorporate durable, green living into your home via sustainable means are with:

  • Advanced framing with wood from sustainable forests
  • LED lighting
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Greywater system
  • Build extra touches with wood
  • Create an urban garden
  • Plant many indoor plants for air purification
  • Buy local products

Benefits of a Low-Maintenance, Sustainable Home

There are several benefits that can be gained from building your dream home to be sustainable and low maintenance. They are:

  • Energy conservation
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Cost savings
  • Allergy-free home
  • More comfortable home
  • Less time spent on repairs
  • Healthier home with less toxins in the air
  • Minimizing waste
  • 8% higher resale value for 3rd party certified sustainable homes
  • Many versatile styles for sustainability
    • Rustic country
    • Shabby chic
    • Industrial modern
    • Your own personal style

There are far too many benefits to be gained from building the sustainable, green, custom home of your dreams. If you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the home you have, and start from scratch, you can easily transform your current abode with a nice green remodel. We’d even be happy to come back for routine maintenance and repairs, even if you decide to go with materials that aren’t as long-lasting or low maintenance. It is your dream home after all, and we will stick around for years to come to ensure that it stays that way. For more information or a quote, call (858) 793-4190, or fill out our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.