Building a custom home can be intimidating and overwhelming. However, it is also exciting, as you can create your dream home from the ground up. Navigating this intimidating process is easier with an experienced and skilled custom home builder. At Robin Ford Builders, we prepare our clients for the home-building process by ensuring they are informed of everything they can expect. The more you know, the more confident you are in the custom home building experience. If you are curious about the custom home building process, we have outlined the significant steps below.
Financing and Budgeting
First, conduct a comprehensive review of your needs and wants, and consider how much is feasible and how much you are willing to invest. Review your design ideas and preferences for interior and exterior finishes, home technology, site planning, and financing. You should establish a “ballpark budget” so you can begin to narrow down your options. You can refine your budget later, but it is crucial to start with a rough number that helps you select your builder and start the process.
Selecting Your Architect and Builder
Your custom home builder and architect must work collaboratively to guarantee your desired design meets your budget. You don’t want to find yourself in the middle of the custom home building process, pointing fingers about why the budget is off. If you have problems to address, a collaborative approach produces the best outcomes.
Custom Home Plans and Design
Now is the time to work with your architect and custom home builder to create preliminary evaluations, floor plans, and general specifications. The estimated construction costs will be updated to maintain design and budget goals. This collaborative process ensures your project stays close to your budget for the rest of the custom home building process.
Next, you can create a detailed list of specifications with your builder and architect. The builder can be significantly helpful in making the initial specifications because they are familiar with the latest building trends, the quality associated with specific products, and your general preferences.
Permitting and Building Contracts
After you make sure the initial design is well-aligned with your financial goals, work drawings will be completed. At this point, you will agree to build your home with a fixed price or cost-plus agreement. Your detailed selections will be confirmed, construction documents will be prepared, and site and construction planning will begin. Your financing should now be finalized.
Start Home Construction
At Robin Ford Builders, we value customer communication and take care to keep you informed every step of the way. Our goal is to bring your custom home dreams to life. Contact us today to get started on your custom home building process.
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.