Tips for Lake Home Builders
So, you’re finally ready to build a custom house on the lake. While you’ve got the location narrowed down, there are several not-so-obvious factors you need to consider before taking the plunge.
Atmosphere: Sometimes, it’s nice to be in the center of all the fun and festivities. Other times, you may need a break from all the chaos. Find out what the atmosphere is like before deciding on a certain lot or neighborhood. It may seem tranquil and quiet the first time you see it, but you can’t base your entire decision off of a single visit. Ask around. There’s no better source than people who live close by.
Topography: It may seem like a no-brainer to find a flat lot for your luxury property. However, the flatter the land is, the shallower the water. Check the depth of your soon-to-be dock area before committing to a certain spot.
Choosing a lot with a little variation in typography may be better suited for recreation purposes. Also, consider the slope of the land in both your front and backyard. In case of heavy rain, or flooding, make sure the water flows away from the house, not towards it.
Capitalize On The View: Waking up to a view of the water is arguably the best thing about owning a home on the lake. Fortunately, custom home builders can guarantee that you can enjoy a similar view from every room in the house. When you’re a part of the building process, you’re afforded a unique opportunity to decide how many windows you want, where you want them and how large you’d prefer them to be. Luxury home designers suggest exceptionally large windows to optimize the gorgeous views.
House Guests: Whether you like it or not, your lakefront property will be the next vacation hotspot for your friends and family. So, why not make the most of it? Think about who will likely be coming to visit, and determine the appropriate number of beds and bedrooms to accommodate everyone. It may be unrealistic to design a house that sleeps 20 people, but then again, nothing is impossible when it comes to building a custom home!
Regardless of your design expertise, and building experience, you can build a lakefront property that perfectly suits your needs and incorporates your personal style.
Contact our team at Whitmire Custom Homes today, and start building your North Georgia luxury home!