5 Things to Know When Building Your Custom Home

By on July 30, 2017

Building a home, your new home, can be exciting but all the more stressful as well. It’s an overwhelming experience; your building a house according to your own preference, it will be exhilarating yet fulfilling once you see the result.

With the countless decisions to make, pitches to approve, people to work with, and ideas to put into the register, building your own custom home may run the risk of falling apart if you fail to make responsible calls considering a factor of things.

Things to Know When Building Your Custom Home

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We know how exciting building your home from the ground up can be, so we want to help you make smart decisions. Here are 5 things you must know and take into consideration when building your new custom home. 

Plan the spacing accordingly

Do you plan on having two guest rooms? Plan on having a walk-in closet? How big do you envision your master bathroom to be? Any idea on how you’d go about storage spaces? Plan on having a home office?

Space planning is critical when designing a home. If you plan to have a large house, by all means, enjoy all the space you need. However, if you’re building a humble home enough to house your family, space planning is the key to maximize what you have and more.

Keep the future in mind

If you’re building your home sans children as of the moment, discuss with your partner if you see yourselves as parents in the future. If so, we suggest you consider that factor in the home building/planning process.

This consideration goes the same when you have aging parents and think of accommodating them in the a few years time. Before you green light the layout of your custom home, consider the future.

Prioritize the important features

It’s easy to get carried away with all the things you want to have in your custom home, you’re building your dream home, anyway, why not pack in everything you want?

Custom home design and building is a thousand more costly. It’s easy to go over your budget if you’re not hands-on and factoring in a number of decisions, especially when it comes to what you fancy. Know your priorities—the major features and aspect of your home and focus on them before adding unnecessary knick knacks. Do also compromise if need be. 

Have it eco-friendly
In this day and age, there are a lot of ways you can live in an environmentally friendly home from the design to the appliances. Consult with your architect and builder, ask any recommendations they have in maximizing energy efficiency in your home i.e. positioning and size of windows, insulations, HVAC systems, appliances, etc.

Most of all, find a great builder

There are a lot of builders you can find in or close to your area, however, not all of them may fit your needs and qualifications. They’re not all equal. A quick internet search will lead you to the most reliable and reputable home builder within your area. Friend or family member recommendations can help you with this, too.

Don’t let your excitement overpower your rational. Know what to look for and the factors to consider when building your custom home. You’ll save yourself some headaches and regrets in the future.

Remember not to get too excited that you breeze through your checklist, because you don’t want regret that you didn’t take the time to fix these problems. 

About the author: Chie Suarez spends her downtime pinning home decor finds on Pinterest. She also writes for Wincrest Bespoke, a home builder in Sydney that is created for those who seek more than just a luxury home.

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