A lot has changed because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The world around us isn’t quite the same, will handshakes ever be part of the norm again? It’s hard to know what sort of changes there will be.
But that’s not something that should make you afraid. There is so much to be thankful for in these times and so much that we can learn and grow from. For example, this situation has caused everyone to value their friends and family that much more! Without social interaction, it can really cause you to miss what you did have before this happened.
We can be especially grateful for our homes and service workers that are serving us. There are people out there risking their lives and health in order to help the world keep moving and keeping us all safe. From health care to grocery store clerks, it’s important that we do what we can to support these people now and when this pandemic is over.
The homes we have give us protection from the elements and can provide a sense of security for our families. Construction workers are still out working hard to make sure that people have beautiful homes to live in.
There aren’t many ways to look at this pandemic in a positive light, but we want to encourage you to take the extra time to be productive and proactive with your families. One way that you can do that is by planning for the future.
Planning for Your Future Home
Building a new home can be an incredibly exciting experience. There’s a lot to think about and dream up when planning for a future home, so here are some ideas of things to plan that are sure to keep you busy!
Modern or Contemporary
With so many different directions that you can take a new home project, it’s crucial that you understand what your style is. There are many differences between modern and contemporary but some of the lines are blurred and some styles infuse both to create a hybrid. Some of the differences between modern and contemporary have to do with the architecture, decor, colors, and materials. If you’re interested in learning more check out our post, modern vs contemporary homes.
Pro tip: don’t think about what style you’d like to have, sometimes that keeps you from truly finding what you love. Instead, look at what style of dishes, art, and home decor that you enjoy. Is it modern or contemporary?
You might love your current neighborhood or you might really be feeling the need to move. Maybe you’d like a nice piece of land or to live on the water. The great thing is, in Minnesota, you have options. Those who are looking to build homes in Minnesota or other places in the midwest have many different types of locations to choose from. There are pine forests, rivers, suburbs close to downtown areas, and some amazing lakes such as Lake Minnetonka.
When looking into building a new home finding the right location is essential. We’ve done a number of reviews including Best Golf Courses in the Twin Cities, Minnesota: Best Fine Dining, and city guides for both Edina and Wayzata.
Inspiration and Ideas
It can be tricky to find inspiration and ideas, but we’re here to help you get started. Here are some pictures of home exterior’s that we’ve built:
From big windows to exposed wood, you’re sure to be able to find some different elements of things you like the above pictures.
Additionally here are some interior pictures:
Finding the Right Builder
After you have a rough idea of your style and desired location for your home, you’re ready to start looking for builders.
Some builders specialize in different services, locations, or even sizes of homes. At Sustainable 9 we specialize in sustainable, earth-friendly, and custom homes. We’re excited to work with anyone who is wanting to build their dream home. We’ve served customers north, south, east, and west of the twin cities and have been able to build some truly beautiful homes.
We’d love it if you reached out to us with any questions or if you’d like to start looking into building your custom home, get started here!