What Makes A House A Home
Home means something different to everyone – your home expresses who you are and how you live your life and is as unique as you are. It’s important to create a space that meets your needs, makes you feel comfortable, and reflects your personality. For more than 50 years, Segal & Morel has helped families in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey create dream homes that enhance their lives and provide a happy place to rest, relax, and make cherished memories.
How to Create a Home You Love
Buying or building a home is an important endeavor that requires careful thought. There are some important questions to ask yourself before choosing a place to live and designing your dream home.
How Do You Want to Feel in Your Home?
Some people want their home to make them feel excited, creative, or inspired, while others prefer a simple abode where they can find sanctuary from the stresses of daily life. Imagining how you want to feel when you get home at end of a long day can help you decide what features will enhance your mood.
What Kind of Look and Atmosphere Do You Want Your Home to Have?
Do you prefer a more traditional or modern feel when you walk in the door? How important is it to you that guests always feel welcome? Another thing to consider is whether you want a spacious, open floor plan with lots of light or separate rooms that provide a cozy sanctuary.
What Kind of Life Do You Plan to Live in Your Home?
If you have a family, what types of conveniences and features do you want to make life more fun and easier for you and your children? For example, if you work from home, love spending time outside, and want plenty of room for kids, pets, and entertaining, it’s important to make sure your home has practical features like a home office, deck or patio, large yard, and spaces where you can enjoy good times with friends and family.
What Type of Design, Color, and Décor Do You Like?
There’s so much more to building a new home than choosing a floor plan, selecting furnishings, and installing appliances. Luxury homes in planned communities like Riverview Estates West and Riverview Estates Fairway Collection offer a variety of floor plans to meet your needs and preferences, and there are countless options for features such as flooring, lighting, countertops, and bathroom features.
What Type of Community Do You Want to Live in?
It’s also vital to think about what you’ll be doing when you’re outside of your home. The diversity of a planned community provides new experiences for people of all ages, from toddlers to empty nesters interested in active adult living. Do you prefer to live somewhere with recreational amenities like hiking and biking trails, a kids’ playground, a pool, and spaces for community gatherings? Is it important for you to have easy access to the highway for your commute and nearby cultural activities, events, and recreation? Riverview Estates offers all this and more.
Is Going Green Important to You?
More and more people are concerned about reducing their carbon footprint as much as they can. This goes for building luxury homes as well. Finding a home that’s low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and incorporates environmental considerations is even better. Two things to look for are luxury homes that are certified Green and Energy Star® certified.
You can feel good about lessening your impact on the environment – although green homes are built for comfort, they also include features such as high-efficiency HVAC systems and appliances, tankless water heaters, engineered wood products, high R-Value insulation, caulking and sealing, and indoor air quality features. Landscaping that helps conserve water and preserve natural vegetation makes the outside of a home more environmentally friendly as well.
Contact Us to Learn More About Building Your Dream Home
At Segal & Morel, we understand that while building a new house involves a lot of practical considerations, it also needs to be a place you feel proud and happy to call home. Since 1960, our experienced professionals have created extraordinary homes with the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality materials in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our Energy Star® certified homes offer comfort, cost savings, and convenience while lessening your impact on the environment. To learn more, contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422.