So, you have decided to build the custom home of your dreams, and you are ready to sit down with a custom home builder and get those creative juices flowing. Communicating your preferences concisely and clearly can help your builder understand your goals and desires and deliver results that you’ll love. So, what are a few of the best ways to create a successful and pain-free design process? This is by gathering inspiration and assessing what it is you like and dislike. This will make you better prepared to have those crucial conversations with your builder. Here are some tips to help you prepare the discussion with your custom home builder!
Make a Pros and Cons List
We are all probably familiar with the pros and cons list. When it comes down to designing your home, it’s a natural inclination to list all the things you want, but listing your “don’t wants” is just as important. For example, you might love the idea of a pool in your backyard, but you might not like the idea of a water feature. Listing out these preferences before the design process starts with your custom home builder will increase your satisfaction with everything from the beginning to the end.
Become Visual with Your Custom Home Builder
Any designer or custom home builder would agree that their work is very visual. Keeping this in mind, the very best way to communicate your ideas and desires is through photos. If you are getting your inspiration from houses you have seen in magazines, cut out the photos! If it was from online, bring those too! Each piece of visual inspiration will help your custom home builder understand what you see as your dream house and make the process go smoothly.
Get Specific with Your Custom Home Builder
Add a note beneath each photo you have in your idea-book that explains in words what it is about that space that made you include it. This includes what you love about it, how you think it ties into the rest of your custom home, and where else you might wish to include this design. Let your custom home builder know every detail. It will help them in the long run to create your vision.
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