Making the decision that it is time for a new home is a big deal, and it opens the door to countless more big decisions. Sometimes, however, the perfect home isn’t out there waiting for you. Instead, you have to custom make it. If you decide building a custom built home is the route for you, keep these essential tips in mind.
Location Is Key for Your Custom Built Home
Location is going to be a key decision in any home purchase, but it is the first major decision that you make when building a custom built home and there are many things that go into the decision. First, think about the area or neighborhood: is the commute horrible, are the neighbors nice, is there an HOA, are there nice views from your window or backyard? These are not nit-picky issues, especially the issue of an HOA. If there is one, there are not only fees associated with the area, but they could have rules that limit what you can do on your custom home projects. Look into this before you set your heart on a specific location.
The Contractor Is Vital for Your Custom Built Home
Ultimately, you’re not going to be able to build a custom home without a custom home contractor. When exactly you choose which one is a personal decision. It is important to have a general idea of your goal when you solicit bids, but if you have no idea where to even start on the project a seasoned custom home builder could guide you in the right direction. Either way, make sure that the one you choose is open to constant communication, willing to answer your questions, and knowledgeable about permits, floor plans, and other required paperwork.
Get Down To Planning
When it comes time to start envisioning and planning your dream house, start with the basics. Start with a list of what you must have, what you’d like to have, and what you won’t tolerate in your new house. While making this list, don’t be afraid to plan for the future. For instance, right now you might be dreaming of your kids coming down a beautiful curved staircase decorated for Christmas. In 20-30 years, when you’re aging in place however, it would be a good idea to have the master suite on the first floor so you don’t have to manage the stairs every day. Once you’ve figured out these basics, you can move forward on the smaller details.
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