Smart Design Tips for Malibu Homes

When you build your own home rather than buying it, you not only get everything brand new , but you also get everything exactly like you wished. Whether you are remodeling your existing house or building a new one, you get to make your own decisions on its design and structure.

Zoning laws

 The first thing you need to think about when building Malibu custom homes is the zoning laws in Malibu. These laws affect not only the structure that your future house can take, but also the landscaping or any remodeling work that you might need to do. If you are getting your house built through architects, they may be responsible for handling the permits. But that is no reason to sit back and allow chances of legal trouble. Make sure that you are properly aware of all the codes of the area to make sure that you do not get into trouble later.

Space efficiency

The design of your house will be limited by the amount of flexibility that the land plot provides. Make sure that your floor layout uses up the space efficiently, and is logical in its flow. For example, you can place all the plumbing in a single area to reduce pipe distance. Heating and cooling systems should be placed centrally so that uniform temperature can be maintained throughout the house. Bathrooms and bedrooms should be on level ground and away from noise or traffic. There should also be enough space to move furniture around. Make sure that you take advantage of the existing features of the plot.

Energy conservation

You can efficiently use the natural sources of energy to reduce your electricity bills. Malibu custom homes, with enough windows are more capable of making use of sunlight in the daytime. It ensures that you do not have to spend electricity to get adequate amount of light in the daytime. Also, enough windows means that you are letting in natural breeze, and you do not have to use fans or air conditioning unless absolutely necessary. Good architects can also make sure that these windows are placed at strategic positions so that they beautify the look of your home.

If you are aware of the new car smell, then you definitely know why a new home is much better than a previously used one. While you can buy newly constructed homes, building your own home still has the advantage of customization as well as being cheaper as you get what you desire the very first time around.

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