Building a flashy new custom home is a serious investment, not only in terms of money but in time too. Heading into this big project, you can expect the next year or so to revolve heavily around the house’s planning, design, and construction. While the best time to build your custom home is really “when you’re ready,” there are a few factors that can make the process a bit more efficient and rewarding. Before you set your new construction timeline, it might be helpful to take stock of your personal circumstances, along with external factors, like interest rates for loans and the weather. Read on to learn more!
How Long Will It Take to Build a Custom Home?
The first step in picking when to build a new custom house is finding out how long the project will take. The answer will vary a bit based on the style and size of the home that you’re building. If you are confident about what you want or you’re still figuring it out, then you should have a good idea. In general, you should really expect to spend around four to six months total on the architectural design and pre-construction phases and about eight months on your building. You can spend around 18 total months or even two years on a project, from start to finish as well.
When Should I Be Building the New Custom House?
Only you know your current financial situation, along with your family’s overall daily routines and how your current living situation is working out. All of these factors will play into scheduling your new custom home build. However, different months or seasons of the year bring with them some unique advantages and disadvantages. Spring is usually considered the ideal time of year to build a home, or “building season,” all thanks to warm weather and long days. Yet it is not sweltering, allowing your construction team to help maximize productivity. Because of the popularity of the season, you might pay a bit more for labor and materials from March through May, but you will probably experience the quickest home build by rolling with a custom home builder in the warm spring weather.
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