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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning: New Home Storage

Spring is on the horizon which means most people are thinking about spring cleaning. If you are considering building a new home, it’s important to think about home storage. Home storage space offers a beneficial and useful space to add to your home.

Add Storage To Your New Home basement storage area

Like most people, we accumulate a lot of “stuff” throughout time. This “stuff” takes up space. During the home building process, storage areas are either forgotten about or not enough space is accounted for after the home is built. A home with a lot of usable storage space is worth more than a home with more finished space that is rarely used. Be sure to let your builder know the importance to you. The extra space is typically a minimal cost as long attic storage areaas the builder has time to let the home designer know.

Areas For Storage

  • Basements– If you live in Northern Kentucky, you know that most homes have basements. Basements offer a great place for storage. They can keep your items hidden and away from everyday living areas.
  • Attics- Attics are also a great place for storage. They also can offer large areas that are away from your everyday living activities. Build attics off of a common area like a game room or shared space. Your home builder can make changes to the roof framing to allow for light storage and easy access above the garage.
  • Storage Sheds- Storage sheds offer a separate structure to keep your belongings in.
  • Walk-In Closets- If you have a lot of items that you also want to keep easily accessible, walk-in closets are a great place to store those items.

The BOLD Company walk in closet storage area

It is important to think through your storage needs as you design your new home. Remember to also tell your builder how much of a priority storage space is to you. You can find different opportunities to create inexpensive storage space in your new home. The BOLD Company knows the importance of storage areas in your home. Our team can work with you to create spaces that will work best with you and your family. Contact us today to get started building your dream home. We look forward to hearing from you!


Your New Home in 2015

Happy (1)The New Year is almost here and with the New Year comes New Years Resolutions. The promises we make to ourselves to make us better people. We all want to eat better, live better lives, or maybe this is the year we stop that one bad habit we’ve been meaning to kick…. but have you thought about making this year’s resolution one that will last well into the future? Deciding to become a homeowner is a one of the BEST resolutions you can make!

Let’s explore some tips to help you make good decisions for your homeownership resolution.


Figure Out Those Finances

The first step in this process and the most important is determining how much you can afford. There are a lot of factors that you should consider when making this decision.

What’s your credit rating?

What are your current expenses?

What’s the cost of a down payment?

Interest rates?

We also advise that you check your credit report carefully. Inaccurate information on your credit report could result in lenders offering you loans with higher-than-market interest rates or denying your application altogether.


Take the Time to Find the Right Mortgage

It’s extremely important to find a lender you can trust. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends, family and neighbors for recommendations. You want to work with a qualified lender on pitting together a budget and gathering helpful advice before buying your home.

When you are shopping for a mortgage be sure to consider all of your options. There are a plethora of choices in terms of a loan and not every option is right for every buyer.

Do your research! Federal Housing Administration ( has programs that offer loans with lower down payments.


The FHA is more often than not a good option for first-time buyers.

Keep in mind that there are tax advantages to being a homeowner that can help offset costs. Depending on your specific situation, often the closing costs and some other first-year costs of purchasing a home are deductible.

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) enables many homeowners to reduce their taxable income by the amount of interest paid on their mortgage loan each year. More than 70 percent of homeowners with a mortgage are able to claim the MID in a given year.

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development website ( has loads of information for home buyers, including tools to help you figure out how much you can afford, how to shop for a loan, information on how to avoid predatory lending and an explanation of the settlement process.


Research the Neighborhood

Finally, learn about the neighborhoods where you are interested in buying. Be sure to visit areas you are interested in at different hours, talk to people who live there, and find a real estate agent that you trust and knows the neighborhoods you like.

With careful and thorough planning, purchasing your new home is one New Years resolution you can keep!

Have a great 2015!