How to find your lot to build your dream home on in Columbus, Ohio.
Once you decide to move forward with plans to build a dream home, your attention may understandably turn to your future home’s location. One of the leading benefits associated with building a custom home is the ability to select the exact lot that you want to build on. In addition, you also can select a lot based on its view, dimensions, grade, vegetation and other features. You may plan to live in your new home for many years or even for several decades. Pay attention to these important factors as you search for the ideal lot to build on.
1. A Desirable Location
Think about the most ideal location for a home based on your current and future. For example, if you plan to move outside of the city to a suburban or even rural area within a year or two, it may make sense to build in that location. The location should provide you with a desirable lifestyle as well. For example, if you enjoy jogging outdoors, there preferably will be trails nearby.
2. The Lot’s Characteristics
The lot that you select will impact your building costs, the type of home that you can build and your living experience daily. For example, a lot with a steep grade may create additional building costs. A long and narrow lot may limit the dimensions of your home or may dictate the need to build a home with a specific footprint. The lot’s characteristics can affect erosion, your ability to grow a garden, your children’s ability to play outdoors and more.
3. Access to Services and Amenities
Regardless of whether you decide to build in an urban, rural or suburban area, the exact location of the lot impacts your access to quality schools, retail venues, parks, medical services and more. Likewise, the length of your commute and the distance from friends and family members may also be affected by your lot selection.
4. Your Future Plans
If you plan to live in the home for many years, make sure that the land meets all your future needs. For example, if you plan to build a workshop on your lot after you retire for your hobby work, you need a large enough lot to accommodate that. If you intend to have a little farm with a few pigs and hens, you need may need a few acres in an area that is not governed by HOA restrictions.
5. Building Restrictions
You may be aware that many communities have HOA restrictions, such as those related to the color of your home and the size of your mailbox. Many communities also have building restrictions. These may dictate how far away from the street the home should be set back, the type of materials used on the exterior and other factors. These will directly impact your building capabilities, so they should be thoroughly researched.
Your lot selection may be one of the most important preliminary decisions that you make as you prepare to build a custom home. While there are many lovely, appealing areas to consider throughout Columbus and beyond, understand your specific needs and desires before you finalize your decision. Brookewood Builders & Remodeling is here to assist you in any way to get you in to your dream home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions 614-475-5085