Building a custom home is one of the most exciting times in your life and, as a result, it’s easy to get caught up in the wonder of the whole scenario. This doesn’t mean that custom home building can’t come with any burdens however. There are some mistakes that can end up making your home difficult to utilize in the future. Avoiding these mistakes when planning your custom home building will ensure that you truly have the home of your dreams.
1. Poor Room Planning
When designing your home, you need to have a vision of what you want in the future. It’s hard to plan ahead sometimes, but having a general idea of where you’re going can help you in the custom home building process. If you’re planning on having more children, for example, you can be sure to have enough bedrooms for everyone. No one wants to have to deal with problems as they arise and that’s especially true when you need space for the whole family; plan ahead and you can reduce your stress! As members of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program, we have extensive knowledge of what good room planning looks like.
2. Considering Room Placement
It isn’t just a matter of what your rooms are for, but rather where they will all go. For example, if you’re planning to grow old in your beautiful custom home, you may not want your washer and dryer all the way in the basement. You will also want to consider bedroom placement so that you don’t have too many shared walls between too many people. You want everything to be accessible and flow well without having people bumping into one another. Robin Ford is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, which has equipped us with the skillset to ensure your home will be built to last and with your needs in mind.
3. Pipes & HVAC Systems
Your pipes and HVAC system may not be at the forefront of your thought. After all, picking color schemes, cabinet handles, and kitchen tiles are much more fun than thinking about your utilities. Improper install of these systems can lead to difficulties in maintenance and inspection, making your life harder than it needs to be. As an Indoor airPLUS and Energy Star certified company, we can build your home with the proper systems in place.
Robin Ford can help you to build the custom home of your dreams!
With over 30 years of award-winning custom home building experience, Robin Ford and his team of expert craftsmen have earned a stellar reputation for their commitment to quality. Click here to learn more about our financing options and how we can help you find a home within your budget.
As an Indoor airPLUS Partner, ENERGY STAR® Partner, Certified Green Professional, and Maryland’s only proud member of the exclusive Southern Living Custom Builder Program –Robin Ford Building and Remodeling, Inc. is equipped to build you a home that your children’s children will want to own.