There isn’t anything more exciting than building a custom home – it’s a dream come true! Since you’re the one calling the shots when it comes to designing the home you’ve always wanted, you’ll need attention to detail and careful decision making to get your home created the way you want. Here are four common issues to avoid when creating custom-built homes:
Buying Too Much Too Quick
A piece of land all to yourself seems perfect – but are you able to construct your dream home on it? Some properties typically come with a list of restrictions of what can and can’t be done on-site. These include environmental regulations that can restrict the size of a future home due to prohibitions against septic systems. Other pieces of land might have site challenges, like bad soil or steep slopes. Construction costs can skyrocket due to these regulations. Make sure to do your research before you settle down on a particular piece of land.
Not Setting a Budget
Now that you’ve decided on some property for your home, its time to set some boundaries. It’s easy to dream about the many possibilities of your dream house, but not without a budget. Before moving onto the design stage, make sure that your budget is set in place. This will guarantee that the process stays on track, will avoid wasting precious design time, and will make things easier on you.
Consulting Your Architect Before Your Builder
It’s exciting to finally be able to explain your dream layout for your home to a designer, but that shouldn’t be the first step. Consult your builder beforehand to make sure your budget can afford development, construction costs, taxes, as well as design costs. Make sure he or she is also very experienced in constructing custom-built homes.
Forcing Your Home on Property That Doesn’t Work
One thing you need to know is that your home must work on the property that it’s being built on. Depending on the size, you might have to tweak your vision to make it work. For example, a larger sized ranch house will not work on a narrow, steep-sloped site. Consult both your builder and designer to make sure everything fits on your property its surroundings.
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.
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