Home Building Regrets You Don’t Want To Have!

Are you ready to build the home of your dreams, but want to make sure you’ll have no regrets once it’s complete? With over 3o years of experience, we are here to let you in on some common home-building regrets we’ve heard along the way. Be sure to steer clear of them!

Have you checked out our blog before? If so, welcome back! For those of you who haven’t, hello! Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder based in Liberty, Missouri, and we currently build in the Kearney, Parkville, and Kansas City areas. We build new construction homes for our clients in several different communities. You can check out our current inventory here. Without further ado, let’s dive into some common home-building regrets that you don’t want to make!

Psst… When you purchase a Hearthside Home, you can rest easy knowing that experts have designed functional and beautiful floor plans. Our construction and design team will work alongside you to make sure you don’t experience any home building regrets!

Lack Of Windows & Light Fixtures 

When it comes to your new build, don’t forget about lighting! A big mistake a lot of homeowners make is too many windows in the wrong places or not enough windows in the right places. Having sunlight throughout your home will make it feel bigger and more inviting. Also, don’t forget to consider artificial lighting. Under cap lights, pendant lights, and recessed lights all make a major difference in the appearance and functionality of your home. 

Small Pantry

Pantries can get messy and crowded, especially if you have a large family! Keep this in mind while building. It’s nice to have a large pantry with multiple shelves to store various items. To take it a step further, consider a prep kitchen or a butler’s pantry for optimal organization.

Lack Of Laundry Room Amenities

Laundry room sinks make a big difference! Think about those clothes that are handwash only or those stubborn stains that need somewhere to soak. You’ll also likely want a folding table and some cabinetry to store detergents and such. 

Forgetting Outlets 

These days, we have so many devices to charge and keep track of. Having enough outlets throughout your home is essential! From televisions to kitchen appliances, holiday decor, and more, make sure you have enough outlets. 

Having Carpeted Floors In High Traffic Areas 

Carpeted floors can be cozy in bedrooms, but in common spaces such as the foyer or living room, you will want hardwood! Hardwood floors are easy to clean and look lovely. Carpets tend to get worn down very easily and can be expensive (and annoying) to replace. If you feel the need, add some fluffy rugs to the hardwood floors for added comfort!

Small Closets & Lack Of Linen Closets 

Don’t make the mistake of tiny closets! Closets offer great storage for clothes as well as shoes and other miscellaneous items. If you have enough storage in your closet, the space will seem more clutter-free and it will be easy to locate your favorite items! Furthermore, don’t forget about linen, coat, and cleaning closets! These are key to the functionality of your home. 

No Outdoor Living Space

If you have the space and budget, definitely build a deck or patio! If you can swing it, consider covering a portion of the outdoor living space so you can enjoy it comfortably throughout the year. Love to entertain? Add a fire pit or fireplace!

Too Small (Or Too Big) Of A Backyard

Make sure your backyard fits your needs! If you have kids and/or pets, keep them in mind when picking your lot. Having a spacious yard will allow for lots of fun and potentially a pool, hot tub, or playset! On the other hand, if you’re an empty nester you might enjoy the convenience of a low maintenance lawn.

No Sprinkler System 

A beautiful house doesn’t look that appealing if the grass is dead. Invest in a sprinkler system during your new build!

Not Enough Parking

Let’s be honest, we all end up storing a lot of items in our garages aside from just cars! If you have multiple cars or gear, you will want to consider a three-car garage. 

Choosing The Wrong Floor Plan

Choose a floor plan that suits your family’s needs! Picking a floor plan is more than just considering the square footage. You need to think about your entertaining style and needs for the future. 

Building In The Wrong Neighborhood

Choose your neighborhood based on convenience and safety! You want to be close to the best schools, shopping centers, and grocery stores. Find somewhere with a short commute to work and a place that allows you to feel secure and at home. Location is everything, especially in terms of resale value!

Going With The Wrong Builder

This is a big one! Make sure you choose a home builder that you trust. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to building a home, and you want to pick an expert who will get the job done right, who is communicative, and who has your best interest at heart!

Build Or Buy With Hearthside Homes!

We hope you enjoyed learning about common home-building regrets. Luckily, when you work with Hearthside Homes all of our floor plans are expertly designed to avoid issues like the ones mentioned in this blog post. 

If you’re looking for a new home, we’d love to help you out! Hearthside Homes has been around for over 30 years and we have built over 1,500 long-lasting and functional homes. Our homes can be priced anywhere from $350k-$700k, and we have several different floor plans to choose from, ranging from 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style!

The communities that we currently build in are Barry Brooke, Benson Place Landing, Brentwood, Cadence, Chapel Ridge, Davidson Farms, Homestead, Meadows at Greenfield, Prairie Field, Reserve at Riverstone, Riverwood, Tiffany Woods, and Woods at Creekside. Click here to learn more about the communities that we build in and click here to check out our current listings in the area. 

Our Home Building Process

Interested in buying? We can build you a new construction home, or you can purchase one of our convenient move-in-ready spec homes. If you’re interested in building, our process is simple and headache-free. It involves 10 steps, including pre-construction, design selections, appliances, cabinetry, pre-drywall orientation, build check, punch period, home orientation, closing day, and warranty check! Click here to learn more about our home-building process. 

You will love our Design Center- a space that we created for our prospective and current clients to meet with the team and choose all their various material selections. This space will help you visualize your home and choose cabinetry, doors, flooring, kitchen islands, bathroom features, tiles, hardware, finishes, faucets, and much more. Our Design Center is located at 1915 Industrial Dr (Suite #300), Liberty, MO 64068. Come check it out!

Our Customers Have Great Experiences!

Click here to read testimonials from our happy clients.

Nathan says: “We had a great experience building our home with Hearthside. We always got a quick response to any questions we had during the building process. It was nice to follow the home’s progress on the BuilderTrend website. We have been in our new home for 2 weeks and are truly enjoying it. The workmanship is good quality and we got everything we asked for. Our home was even completed sooner than we expected. Thank you, Hearthside!“

See For Yourself!

If you have any questions at all about our home building process or if you want to get going on your new construction home, feel free to fill out the form on our website or give us a call at (816) 781-0234Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and last but not least Pinterest! Be sure to steer clear of the home-building regrets mentioned in this blog post!