Necessities when looking for a new home

Buying a new home can be an exciting and daunting experience, but it's important to ensure that your new home has everything you need to live comfortably. Here are some necessities that Covington Homes believes you should consider when buying a new home:

  • Floor plan and living space: One of the most important factors to consider when buying a new home is the layout of the floorplan, the functionality of the spaces, and the living space it provides. A new home should have the space you are looking for to accommodate your family and any guests comfortably. This includes bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, garage, basement (or no basement), and storage space. Covington Homes offers a wide variety of floor plans to enable our future homeowners to find the layout and floorplan that best meets their needs.
  • A kitchen for your lifestyle: A functional kitchen is a necessity for any homeowner. It should have generous counter space, ample cabinets, and useable pantry space; as well as the necessary appliances to cook meals for your family. It's also important to consider the layout of the kitchen and how it fits your lifestyle. Covington Homes’ kitchens are known providing the perfect spaces for entertaining.
  • Peaceful bedrooms: Bedrooms are where we find comfort and lay our head at night, so it's important to ensure that they are comfortable and provide a peaceful space for rest. The master bedroom should have enough space for a comfortable bed, dresser and nightstands, a place to sit and take your shoes off, and even a quiet sitting area where you can get some peace and quiet. In the Master Suite, a large bathroom with plenty of room to store your toiletries and linens is important.
  • Energy-efficient features: Energy-efficient features are becoming increasingly important for homeowners, as they can help reduce energy bills and lessen the impact on the environment. Covington Homes is an Energy Smart Builder; meaning all our homes are inspected and tested by a third-party building scientist and receive an energy efficiency rating. Look for homes such as ours with features like double-pane windows, high efficiency 95% furnaces, electric water heaters, water-saving faucets, energy star appliances, LED and CLF bulbs, and increased insulation.
  • Functional outdoor space: Outdoor space is a valuable feature for any home. It provides a place for relaxation, entertaining guests, and enjoying time with family. It's important to ensure that the outdoor space is functional and suits your lifestyle, whether that be a patio, deck, or garden.
  • Adequate storage space: Storage space is an often-overlooked necessity in a home. It's important to ensure that there is enough storage space for your belongings, including clothing, seasonal items, and recreational equipment.
  • Convenient location: The location of your new home is also a crucial factor to consider. It should be convenient for commuting to work, accessing amenities such as grocery stores and healthcare facilities, and in a safe and desirable neighborhood.

By considering these necessities when buying a new home, homeowners can ensure that their new home provides everything they need to live comfortably and happily. Covington Homes’ trusted Community Sales Managers can help guide you through the buying process and ensure that your new home meets your needs and expectations.