Mistakes happen, right? But they shouldn’t happen when it comes to your new custom house. As custom home builders, we want you to be able to build the custom home of your dreams. However, if you make any of the following mistakes, you may experience more of a home building nightmare. Do yourself a solid and look over this entire list of what not to do when building your custom home.
Not Having a Budget that is Big Enough for Your Custom Home
You have to have enough money to create the house, but you also need money to furnish it and cash for surprise upgrades and expenses you might want for your custom home. Here’s a few things that could throw off your budget based on the quantity and the type:
- Plumbing fixtures
- Lighting fixtures
Not Enough Natural Light in Your Custom Home
This is your opportunity to place windows in optimal spots. You could add skylights. Customize the sizes of all your windows. The very last thing that you will want is a dark custom house. Natural light is a cheap way to help light up all the rooms in your home.
Having too Large or too Small of an HVAC Unit
Know precisely how big your systems are so that they can fit into your utility room correctly. Also, make sure that these systems can properly cool and heat your entire custom house.
Poor Storage Planning
Everyone thinks very big when creating their new custom house. But is big always better? We recommend that you only build the spaces you need. It’s better to have smart spaces than just spaces.
- Only build a walk-in closet if you’re going to use all of it
- A storage spot will be more efficient with shelves and hooks instead of just an open room
- Maybe you do not need a mudroom and a separate coat closet. They could be put together
- Under the stairs is an excellent go-to storage space
- Your kitchen island could have cabinets and shelves to store the less-used items
If you need help with building your custom home, give the builders from Robin Ford a call today!
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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