When you start the custom home building process, there are a handful of common mistakes you will want to be aware of and avoid, too, if possible. Over the last few years, from smaller to larger projects, we have seen a few clients succumb to these usual pitfalls. By educating yourself beforehand, you will save yourself a lot of money, time, and possible heartache later. Read on for a some common mistakes to avoid while custom home building!
Pick an Excellent Home Builder
We just can not reiterate enough how important the home builder is to the overall construction experience. You do not pick a surgeon based on their price, so try to consider when picking your home builder carefully. If you have done enough research before selecting a great custom home builder, then you know they will also have the experience, knowledge, and resources to make the proper adjustments as required.
Don’t Second Guess Your Home Builder
When it comes to your materials, products, sub-contractors, vendors, and resources that your builder uses, you have to be able to trust and leave them alone to complete their work. Your custom home builder is responsible for the whole construction process. The builder has established business relationships that you can rely upon to deliver on time and warranty for their products. Do not try to micro-manage the project and second guess each custom home building decision. You will end costing yourself and your builder money and time.
Make Selections and Decisions in a Timely Manner for Custom Home Building
During construction, there will be a few decisions and selections you will have to make. Make these decisions by the agreed-upon deadlines. If you are planning some vacation, get it done before you head out of town. A lot of homeowners struggle with making selections, so as mentioned before, it is recommended enlisting the services of a trusted interior designer to help you. But, whatever you decide on, do not delay or postponed these decisions as the construction schedule will then be negatively impacted.
Talk with Your Home Builder
Communication is a big part of the building process. If you’ve got a question or concern, do not let it fester. Talk about it with your project manager or home builder immediately.
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