You’ve undoubtedly seen a whole lot of land on your journey to find the perfect lot to purchase to build your home. When you fall in love with a piece of land, it’s probably because of a variety of factors. Everything from the proximity to your neighbors to the gorgeous views which can make a tract of land goes from ordinary to outstanding, and exactly where you can picture yourself living. And no two people will see the same building site the same way, especially when it comes to envisioning standing in your would-be home and taking in your surroundings.
When it is time to find the perfect place on your lot to build a house, it can be a more challenging than you think to choose the best location and position on your lot to situate your home. Unless there are restrictions on the property, you have complete freedom to build your home anywhere on your site that you like. So, what makes one location better than another?
There are several factors that should be examined when planning your home build, and once you have worked out the details, you will have discovered the ideal home placement on your land.
First, there are other factors beyond the location of your house to consider. Depending on the property, you may need to find locations for more than one driveway or access road, horse stables or a barn, or a well for a start. A land specialist can help you determine where the best locations for these items might be.
In Arizona, you simply cannot go wrong utilizing all this solar energy by adding a solar array to your new home construction. If you are planning to add solar panels to your home, they need to be situated in a position that allows them maximum sun exposure.
It’s not only solar panels that need to be considered when positioning your house, but also how you want to let the sun’s natural heat affect your indoor temperatures. Big, beautiful southeast-facing windows may bring lots of light into your home, but in the summertime, you can bet that they will also bring lots of heat into your home too.
The angle of the property – a sloped terrain or a flat lot – can impact not only where you choose to build your home, but even the overall cost of building it as well. To discover the smartest way to use the sloping land to your advantage, a design and land professional can help you decide whether or not to incorporate the slope into your home’s design (and whether it is safe to do so).
Choosing to live out in the beautiful, sprawling desert landscapes of Southern Arizona amidst the majestic saguaros, pine trees, brush, and mountains was undoubtedly a large factor in finding land of your own to build on. Being surrounded by this much amazing natural beauty and owning the land that it is on comes with a great responsibility – deciding what to remove and what to keep.
For native species like the protected saguaro, you may need to contact the Department of Agriculture to determine what is legal, safe, and smart to remove from your land to make room for a house.
It’s all about the views, isn’t it? It is natural to want to wake up and see the best our gorgeous surroundings have to offer, so you’ll want your home’s location in the perfect spot to take advantage of those vistas, whether it’s from your front porch, bedroom window, or pool.