6 reasons to love your modern new-build home

Period features? Pah! Say hello to double glazing and warm winter nights

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(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The period features might not be original (or not in residence at all) but there are some serious perks to living in a modern home. Here's why you should celebrate your new build in all its shiny glory...

Disagree? Then you might prefer our 7 reasons to love living in a classic Victorian terrace

1. Wonder windows

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(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

They might not have that classic sash look, but these bad boys really are a dream. They don't rattle, let heat out or cause a draught. After years of living in a Victorian property, modern PVC windows are a firm favourite feature in a new-build.

2. Warm winter nights

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The windows keep the heat in, so the central heating can take the winter off. Well, the autumn, anyway. Modern homes are energy efficient and built for green living, so the chances of needing the heating on as much as in a classic build are slim. Which is fine by our bank balances.

3. Chain-free buying

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If you're buying an off-spec new build, the chances are it will be chain-free. This might not gaurentee a faff-free ride, but it sure does speed up the whole ridiculous system of buying and selling a house.

4. It's low maintenance living

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While every home needs a certain level of up-keep and investment, modern builds are less likely to new shed loads of work at regular intervals. You won't need to repair, restore or give modern flooring half as much love and attention as you would in a period property.

5. You're going green

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A new-build is a friend of the environment, as materials used are more likely to be environmentally friendly with designers conscious of their carbon footprint.

6. No nasty surprises

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Redecorating or renovating a modern property isn't laced with half as much worry as doing up something like a Victorian build, where you never really know what's lurking under those floorboards or what the builder might uncover (and bill you for).

Have you discovered any more perks of living in a new-build home?

Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.