It’s true. Everyone loves the charm an old house offers. Beautiful woodwork, intricate details, and built-ins – there’s really nothing better. Unfortunately, however, old houses also come with higher utility bills, the need for upgrades, and the possibility of unseen issues. For that reason, many new buyers choose to buy or build new instead of investing in old house charm. But, if you are building just can’t stop that burning desire for old house charm, here are a few easy ways you can incorporate it into your new home!
- Invest in quality materials.
One of the reasons old homes are so beloved is because their quality can’t be beaten. Solid wood flooring, custom cabinetry, and top-grade tile last forever when they are well taken care of. So, if you are looking to add a little old house charm to your new build, don’t skimp on quality! Ask your builder to recommend the best flooring, windows, and cabinetry you can afford so you don’t have to worry about replacing down the road.
- Focus on details.
If you’ve ever walked inside a new home you know that the details are what make it special. Moldings and other woodwork are often intricately woven with details and there isn’t an inch of the home that doesn’t showcase some design. If you are building a new house, incorporate details such as built-in storage, wainscoting, or crown molding to give it an extra-special touch.
- Choose a timeless design.
The key to giving a new build old house charm is to choose a design that is pure and timeless. Aside from details like built-in cabinets or woodwork that can be worked around, select simple elements that will stand the test of time. Don’t go for anything too modern or trendy and you will always love your home.
If you need help incorporating old house charm into your new build, call the expert team at Beltway Builders today! They know exactly what to do to give you a design you can enjoy forever.