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Benefits of Building From the Ground Up

Benefits of Building From the Ground Up

Thinking about buying a new construction home? One of the best parts of buying new is having more control over the way your home is built, especially when you’re in the very early stages of building. Read on to learn more about the benefits of building from the ground up.

You have more choices.

When building a new home from the ground up, you have the power to make important decisions that put you in control of making a home all your own. Where in the community would you like your home to be? Is it important for you to be closer to the main road, or would you like to live within a short walking distance from the community rec center? What will your new home face, or back up to? Are you okay with having a neighbor behind you, or do you prefer a backyard that connects to green space? These are all things to think about as you consider the specific location of your homesite within a master-planned community.


Elevation, or the exterior, is another part of your home that you get to choose when building from the ground up. When it comes to architecture, Trendmaker Homes offers a variety of choices that appeal to many different personal styles. Do you prefer a modern look, something more traditional, or something in between? When you build from the ground up, you get to be the designer in many ways. Choose a statement-making front door you’ll love coming home to every day, or opt for a garage that has enough space and built-in storage for all your sports and outdoor equipment.

There are more ways to create your dream home.

When designing your dream home, it’s important to think about how you want to live in your home. When buying a new home, you don’t always get to make floor plan choices or design decisions – but it’s possible when building from the ground up.

How many dedicated bedrooms do you need? If your home has the option of a flex space, as many Trendmaker homes do, what will you use it for? You may choose the option to enclose the flex space with french glass doors for a sophisticated home office, or maybe you’d like a home library with enough shelving to fit all your books. No matter how you want your home life to look, Trendmaker may have options for you to turn those ideas into a reality.

You get to be the designer.

Do you love watching home design shows on TV? One of the fun parts of building a new home from the ground up is making interior design choices. Choose from pre-selected looks that coordinate flooring, cabinetry and paint color. Or, you can be the designer and select all your own high-end finishes and features.

Get that gleaming white kitchen with the farmhouse sink you’ve been dreaming of, or the luxurious soaking tub or walk-in shower for the primary bath. This is your opportunity to create a home that’s truly your own. When building with Trendmaker, our Design Studios allow you to design your new home by choosing from an array of selections.

Ready to design your dream living space in a new Trendmaker home??

 Explore new Trendmaker homes in Austin and Houston by clicking below.

Or reach out to one of our New Home Specialists in Austin and Houston who would be happy to help!

Jenn Hickman
New Home Specialist – Austin

Aricka Giles & Kim Bennett
New Home Specialists – Houston

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