Homeowners today are increasingly turning to custom eco-friendly homes and residential features—in fact, some contractors have deemed it “a necessity.” With climate change looming and energy bills skyrocketing, custom home plans in Oklahoma City, OK make it easy for you to do your part for the environment and save money at the same time.
Of course, if you’ve never designed a home before, you might not know what you don’t know—and if you rely on a contractor to guide you through the process, you might end up with classic home designs instead of the environmentally-friendly home of your dreams. Green homes usually rely on energy-efficient windows, appliances and lighting, and have great insulation to keep your power bills down.
Here are some considerations for consulting with a contractor, and when you’re ready to build your dream eco-friendly home, be sure to call Perry House Plans:
Consider your options: One of the most fun parts of building a home is dreaming about what it could look like. When you design a custom home, we suggest using Pinterest to collect visual references, as well as links to great eco-friendly options and contractors.
Think about your budget: Naturally, your budget is the single most limiting factor on your custom eco-friendly home plan. It’s practically a given that you won’t be able to afford every feature—and that’s okay. You want a contractor who can look at all of your desires and propose solutions. Sometimes that will involve cutting one feature, but overall, you will have plenty of options to make your home an environmentally-friendly paradise.
Look into the biosystem you’re building upon: When you build a home, you’re disrupting the delicate biosystem around you. When you research your build site, you’ll be able to mitigate damage to the environment. However, this will also afford you the opportunity to take your home’s location and climate into consideration. For example, if you’re designing a home with large windows, you can place them in rooms that won’t get intense sun (and therefore heat). You’ll also be able to consider public transportation, walkability, pollution levels and other factors that can affect the sustainability of your home.
Find a “green” professional: Finally, you’ll need an architect that understands the ins and outs of designing and building green homes. Ask questions about the supplies they use (and their sources), the technologies they use and if they can provide references from former and current clients.
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Are you looking for a contractor who can make your dream home into an eco-friendly reality? Contact the team at Perry House Plans. We’ve been designing custom homes in Oklahoma City, OK since 1959. Your home is an investment, but it’s also the place you should feel most comfortable. Let us help you build a house that can offset your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run. We offer complimentary consultations, so contact us today to schedule your appointment to begin discussing your new home!