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If you’re looking to build your own home or redevelop an existing one, this article might be for you. Far too many developers are merely thinking about the here and now when finishing the property. They want to get things done as quickly and cheaply as possible so that they can put the house on the market. While not every developer cuts corners like this, there isn’t much thought about the future of the property or how it’s going to be used decades down the line.

If you’re building your own home, things are different. Hopefully, you’ll still be planning to live there many years down the line, so getting things right the first time is important. If you want to build a home that stands the test of time and doesn’t need a complete overhaul as society changes, some of these tips might be for you.

1 Create an energy-efficient space

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With the current economic and environmental climate, you might find relevant tax breaks for creating an efficient home that doesn’t waste the energy it uses. Things like modern insulation and high-quality windows can not only help get you money from the government; they could also save you a lot of bills.

You should think about insulation and window quality — as well as any other areas where energy might be lost — from the start of your build. Re-insulating an existing property can be costly, but it might still be worth it.

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2 Generate your own energy

With fuel prices getting expensive more and more, it might become even harder to pay for the energy to power your home in the future. If this is a concern for you, you might want to put in place the capability to generate your own energy, like with solar panels or wind turbines.
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