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What Is Infill Home Building And Is It Right For You?

Posted by Alexa Lerner on Jul 29, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Infill Home Building Gives You Access To Great Locations In Established Neighborhoods

You want to live in a neighborhood that is convenient to Washington, DC. Suburbs such as Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Cabin John, McLean, Arlington, and Great Falls are attractive for a variety of reasons. They offer a short commute to the city. They provide the opportunity to live in an established community. And, they have public schools that are second-to-none.

But, finding the perfect home that has all of the amenities you desire in the right location is not always easy. You've thought about remodeling an older home, but that can be very costly, and in the end, the renovated home may not have all of the comforts and conveniences that a brand new energy efficient custom home has to offer. Building your own custom home is a very appealing idea, but in most existing neighborhoods that are close to the city, it is almost impossible to find an empty lot. Is there another option for you?

Infill Home Building - 1

Live In The Location You Want

Constructing a brand new home on a lot where an older home currently stands in an established neighborhood is called infill home building. Infill home building allows you to live in the location you want and to have the new home you desire. If this sounds like a great solution for you, where do you start? First, read our article "5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Lot For Your New Custom Home In The Washington, DC Area." You will learn about selecting your ideal living location, budgeting for your new lot and more.

10006 Broad Street Bethesda - Demolition 1 - cropped

Find A Trusted Homebuilding Partner

Next, you will need to find a homebuilder who specializes in infill home building and can help you find the right property, or evaluate one that you have already identified. An experienced homebuilder will know whether or not you can actually build the home you want on the infill lot you are considering. He or she should also be able to explain what is involved in tearing down an older home and what the process will be to construct your new home. How do you choose a homebuilder who will be your trusted partner and advisor? Click here to read important information about selecting the right homebuilder for you.

Budgeting For Your Home Remodeling Project - Cost

Stay In The Neighborhood You Love

Once you have selected a homebuilder and have found a buildable lot that meets all of your requirements, the process of developing plans for your new custom home can begin. But, what if you've searched and searched and you haven't found a neighborhood that you like more than the one where you currently live?

You are happy with the nearby schools and your neighbors are good friends, so you don't really want to relocate. However, your home is outdated and the layout does not serve your family well anymore. You've determined that remodeling would not give you all of the features in a home that you truly want. Demolishing your old home and building a new one in its place could be the answer for you. It would mean living in a temporary location for a while, but in the end, you would have it all - a brand new home in the neighborhood you already love. This type of infill home building is becoming more common in the Washington, DC area. If you think that this may be the best option for you, have an in-depth discussion with your homebuilder so you fully understand what is involved with tearing down your existing home and building a new one on your property.

Infill Home Building - Before

Infill Home Building - After

The process of removing older homes that are often in poor condition is helping to revitalize older neighborhoods and is increasing the value of surrounding homes. The photos above illustrate what can be achieved with residential infill building. For more information about custom home construction, click here to download our free eBook.

At Meridian Homes, we specialize in luxury renovations and custom home building in the Washington, DC area. Our mission is to create exceptional residences that exceed expectations. Our highly personalized design process and careful management of every project have earned us a reputation over many years for outstanding client service and solid, beautiful craftsmanship. Contact us today to begin your custom home or remodeling project.

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