Building a custom home is a great option for those who want to control every aspect of their dream home. Each detail of your custom home is thoughtfully planned out by you: the architectural design, to the construction, to even the interior design. When building your custom home, you can even control how sustainable it is. With so many options for making energy-efficient homes these days, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here is a short list of ideas for you to think about now before the construction of your sustainable dream home begins:
What sustainable materials should you use in the construction process of your home? The simplest answer is to use recycled materials as much as possible. Recycled materials can make a great addition to your home that also promotes responsible use of resources. The best part about this is that there are so many recyclable materials that can be used in home construction without sacrificing any quality. Examples of these include recycled cork panels and flooring, newspaperwood, bark siding, recycled glass tile, recycled steel, enviroboards, and more.
Your goal when building a custom home sustainably should be to make it as energy efficient as possible. This means it doesn’t take a lot of power to heat or to cool. Keeping to modern green energy and building standards can help you to achieve this goal. These energy standards will help your home be sufficiently insulated so that it naturally maintains its temperature.
When considering which appliances you will purchase for your custom home, you should also select those that keep to modern energy standards. Select appliances with high energy-efficiency ratings. For example, you can change regular light bulbs for eco-friendly bulbs.
A large advantage to building a custom home is that you not only have control over the interior and exterior of the home itself but also how sunlight impacts your home. You can build your custom home so that it is oriented for maximum sunshine. You can also install solar water-heating and other solar options to help create passive heating options for your home. To achieve optimum-sunlight utilization, discuss more options with your architect.
Your custom, sustainable home is within your grasp. With so many options, you are sure to be able to create the house of your dreams. Using sustainable materials, keeping to modern energy standards, and using sunlight to your benefit will all help you to make your sustainable dream home a reality.
Martin Built Homes is committed to building you a custom home of the highest quality. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you build your dream home!