Newly built homes have been getting bigger. More people are searching for larger homes—ones that come with a larger price tag.
Even though this is the case, it seems like people love the modern townhouse life. These houses are usually smaller than what people would buy otherwise but seem to be attracting buyers.
Building a townhouse might be a good option for you if you’re thinking about a budget and still want to be in an area where it’s easy to get to and from what you need. Continue reading this article to learn more about how to build a townhouse that is going to give you everything you need.
What Is a Townhouse?
Before we get into how townhouse design and how to build your townhouse, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of what a townhouse is.
A townhouse is a multi-floor home that shares one of the two walls with the property next to it, but there are two entrances. Most of the time, modern townhouses are all built to look the same within a community, and there is usually a homeowner’s association to keep everyone in line.
This is unlike older townhouses within cities that usually don’t have homeowner’s associations and restrictions.
1. Determine Your Budget
When you’re building custom homes, it’s important that you understand your budget. If your budget isn’t in line with what you want, it’s likely your dreams will be dashed before you even get going.
There are a lot of variables that go into how much a townhouse will cost to build. For instance, you have to find out how much an architect, a contractor, and a team of subcontractors are going to charge for this build.
Let’s not forget that you have to find an owner that is willing to work with you if you’re building a townhome that is connected to another home. Keep in mind that there are townhouses that aren’t connected, but this is less common.
2. Work With a Trusted Builder
Once you know how much money you have to spend on your project, you need to find a builder you can trust. When you work with someone you can trust, you can lean on them as a resource that can help you find other things and people that you need for the project.
Look at reviews online, ask friends for recommendations, look at Better Business Bureau ratings, and see how you feel most comfortable using.
3. Make a Statement With Your Foyer
When you walk into your home, it should wow you and make your guests feel welcome. Paying extra attention to how the foyer is on townhouse plans will ensure that you pave the way to an amazing home throughout the rest of the house.
Think about putting in a bench and easy storage area as you come in so shoes and coats will be out of the way.
Putting a runner in your home is another good way to make sure that your home is welcoming and beautiful. Since townhouse foyers are usually small, make sure you don’t overdo it with what you put there, but make it count by making your personality come through.
4. Open It Up With a Bright Colors
Townhouses can feel rather tight if you use dark colors in them. Using white, light gray, or another light color will make it easier for you to make your space feel open and beautiful.
Having one wall with a pop of crazy color won’t hurt anything and will still allow you to put in some of your personality if you really want to use some bright and bold colors.
5. Don’t Buy Furniture That’s the Wrong Size
Many companies don’t think about townhouses when they design furniture, so you have to be very careful about what you buy. You need to make sure it isn’t going to be too big for your townhouse.
Keep in mind that you can buy things that aren’t yet put together, so you can easily put it where you want to without having to worry about getting full pieces of furniture up or down the stairs.
6. Focus on High Traffic Rooms
If you’re on a limited budget, the best thing you can do to make your home seem even more luxurious is to focus on the high traffic rooms.
You know where you spend most of your time. If you enjoy eating at the counter in the kitchen, then you might want to put a little bit more of your budget money into a fancy counter.
On the other hand, if you eat in the dining room most of the time, you might opt to get a nice looking dining room table that has plenty of room for people to enjoy their time sitting down for a meal.
Often, it also makes sense to make the main level bathroom very nice. It’s usually pretty small, which means you can make it extra nice without breaking your budget. This might be where you want to splurge for real granite, for instance.
Creating the Modern Townhouse You Want
Now you know more about building a modern townhouse. You will likely have more of an idea if this is the direction you want to go or if you’d like to build a different type of house.
Picking the right location and type of home is essential for a truly enjoyable life. Now you have the information you need to make it happen.
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