How to Reimagine Your Home After a Disaster

Home. It’s where the heart is. It’s where we can relax, be ourselves, enjoy our families, and spend some downtime we all rightfully deserve.

But what about when the unthinkable happens?

What about when a disaster occurs?

I’m not talking about a disaster of massive proportions. An earthquake or a tornado. Neither are frequent occurrences here in Richland.

Instead, I’m talking about a disaster that’s unique to you.

You come home after a week of vacation, only to find your home under several feet of water. A pipe broke, the water has been running for days, and the damage is extensive throughout the main floor in your home.

Disasters like this happen all the time.

We don’t expect them. And in many cases, we don’t plan for them. Sure, you have insurance. But nothing can prepare you for the devastation of losing all you once held close to your heart.

Yet you can rebuild. You can move on.

A new home will not only help you recover, but it can also help you move forward in a positive way.

Here at New Tradition Homes, we know how exciting it can be to build your home from the ground up, watching every room fall into place. Making changes and adding small details that will make your new home your own.

It Starts With A Plan

Remember how you’ve talked about your dream home? The one with the gourmet kitchen? The one with the master bedroom and the perfect master suite? Or a home with larger windows that allows the light to flow in all through the day?

No matter what your home is currently like, there are always things we’d like to change. It’s human nature. We grow. We change. And unfortunately, our homes don’t change with us.

By starting from the ground up, you can incorporate those ideas into the final design. But it all starts with a plan.

We have many to choose from. Three bedrooms or four? This is your starting point. This provides you with the outline to your new home.

From there, it’s a matter of incorporating the things you’ll love the most.

Make Your Changes Room By Room

For some people, a bathroom is just a bathroom. The family room is just a place to hang out. Functionality is their only concern; the details barely come to mind.

Yet there’s one room in the house that is yours. The one room where you’re very particular about what it means to be a part of your “dream home.”

With a plan in place, move through the design room by room, accepting and making changes as you see fit. The kitchen layout is great. But you’ve always wanted a double oven, a large kitchen island, a commercial grade range.

That’s where your personality comes into play.

As you build your new home here in the Richland community, it’s important to have everything you desire. If you think it, let’s talk about it. How can we help you make it a reality? Because we know the most frustrating thing about moving into a new home is not having the one thing you dreamed about, yet were too afraid to ask for.

It is possible. We can work at it and make it so.

Plan For How You Live

We’ve all walked into a home and fallen in love with the layout and the décor. The dining room is gorgeous. The master suite is out of this world.

Even though the floorplan is beautiful and the design is breathtaking, actually living in it is something else.

If you rarely have large groups or guests in your home, is a dining room really necessary?

If you never use the bathtub, does the large sunken tub really matter?

Very quickly they become just a part of the space you never use. They become more of an annoyance rather than something you treasure.

Just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean we have a use for it. Just because someone else loves it doesn’t mean it fits our lifestyles.

Rather than opting for something “just because” everyone else is doing it, think about how you live. What would benefit you the most?

Would you prefer to eliminate the tub in order to expand the shower?

Would you prefer to change the dining room and make it a study instead?

We all have our wants and desires. And because you’re building from the ground up, it’s easier than ever to incorporate those dreams into your design, and make them a reality.

Listen To The Advice

Yes, your home should be as unique as you are. Yes, your home should incorporate everything you desire into the final plans.

But what if you could make it even better?

When you decided to move to Richland, you probably planned on living in a home for a very long time. Most of us do. We don’t plan on swapping houses over and over again. We choose one and plan on living in it for many years.

So it’s probably been awhile since you’ve looked at new home technology. And there’s a big difference in selecting a new energy efficient washer or dryer when it’s time for replacement, and designing an energy efficient home from the ground up.

There are many ways to make your home a more comfortable, safe, energy efficient place to put your feet up at the end of the day. In fact, you probably aren’t aware of all the possibilities.

That’s where a home builder’s advice can help you pave the way.

Living green isn’t just about reducing your environmental footprint; it’s also about creating an environment that is safe and secure for your family too. A new home will be certified Energy Star and Built Green, meeting the highest standards for quality and efficiency. A new home can be smart technology ready, meaning they include tech panels with phone and data jacks, security system and home automation pre-wiring all in place.

They are built for all we have in place today, and ready for expansion into tomorrow and beyond.

Are you ready to reimagine your home after a disaster? Ready to create your forever home today in Richland? Let us show you how easy it can be.