New vs. Old: Debunking Myths About the Quality of New Construction Homes

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June 20, 2024

At Wilkinson Homes, we take immense pride in delivering unparalleled craftsmanship and quality to our homeowners across the state of Delaware. With over three decades of experience as a family-owned and operated business, we understand the importance of building new homes in Delaware that not only meet—but exceed industry standards. 

When it comes to the debate between new and older homes, we believe there’s no comparison—our new construction homes offer superior quality and unparalleled benefits that simply can’t be matched by traditional or outdated models. Our team understands that it can be daunting to make such a significant decision—which is why we’re here to debunk the myths about the quality of new construction homes. 

The advantages of new construction homes

Although there’s a common misconception about new construction homes being built with less quality compared to older homes, the reality is quite the opposite—especially when you choose a builder like Wilkinson Homes that puts quality above all else. The truth is, there are significant advantages to choosing new construction, including: 

  1. Superior quality and craftsmanship: Our new construction homes in Delaware are built with great attention to detail, ensuring that every element, from the foundation to the finishing touches, meets our standards. Unlike older homes that may have been subjected to wear and tear over the years, our modern homes are constructed with the latest materials and techniques, durability and long-lasting beauty.
  2. Modern features and design: New construction homes come equipped with the latest design trends and features, offering spacious, open floor plans, energy-efficient appliances and smart home technologies that enhance the overall living experience. Wilkinson Homes focuses on integrating these modern elements seamlessly, providing homeowners with a contemporary lifestyle that’s both stylish and functional.
  3. Energy efficiency and sustainability: Our commitment to energy efficiency is at the forefront. We believe that new construction homes should be engineered to meet the highest standards in energy-saving measures, reducing your environmental footprint and lowering utility costs. From advanced insulation to energy-efficient HVAC systems, we prioritize solutions that benefit both our homeowners and the planet.
  4. Customization and personalization: One of the unique advantages of new construction homes is the opportunity for customization. We understand that each homeowner has distinct tastes and preferences, and our team works closely with you to create a home that perfectly aligns with your vision. This flexibility in design allows you to choose from a range of finishes, materials and layouts to make your dream home a reality.
  5. Low maintenance: New homes require minimal upkeep, thanks to modern building materials and techniques that are more resistant to wear and tear. With fewer repairs and replacements needed, you can spend more time enjoying your new home and less time worrying about maintenance issues.

Wilkinson Homes—A step above the rest

At Wilkinson Homes, we distinguish ourselves by offering a building process that goes beyond industry norms. Our focus on quality craftsmanship, luxury and personalized customer service ensures that each home we create is a true masterpiece. Unlike large national builders, we prioritize individual attention and customized experiences—making sure our homeowners feel truly valued throughout the entire process. 

Our hands-on approach and commitment to excellence guarantee that every detail is carefully considered, from the initial design phase to the final walk-through. This dedication to craftsmanship has earned us a stellar reputation and a loyal customer base that appreciates the unparalleled quality of our homes—which can’t be found elsewhere. When considering a new construction home, there’s no better choice than Wilkinson Homes, where quality and excellence are at the forefront of everything we do. Choose a home built with precision and care, and enjoy the many benefits that come with owning a new construction home—to learn more about our new homes in Newark, Felton and Dover, DE, give us a call at 302-275-1567 or fill out our online form

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