“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney
Building your dream home can be exciting!
It is surely exciting when you’re about to build your custom home. You can decide on how your rooms will look like, however, reality check, constructing a custom home can be tiresome.
It’ll require critical thinking and analysis to ensure that you get the best out of it. There are things that you need to consider before building a custom home.
So to help you become prepared and keep the excitement high, we’ve listed down the things you need to take into consideration when constructing a custom home.
Top things to consider
Here, we listed down the things that should be in the top of your mind when you’re about to construct a custom home.
⚬ Solid and functional design
The design for your home should also consider functionality. Ask yourself these:
- What is the purpose and function of your home?
- Will it be where you’ll put down roots or it’s just a vacation house?
- Do you have a plan to sell it?
Taking these questions in mind can help you achieve a design that fits your future life goals.
⚬ Purpose of each room
Keeping in mind the purpose of each room in your custom home allows you to maximise each one of it. For example, you can use one room for two purposes, like it can be a kid’s playroom and study room at the same time. Think of this carefully so you there’ll be no wasted space.
⚬ Inspect the grounds carefully
Make sure that you are aware of the laws regarding the ground where you want to construct your home. Residential construction law varies per location. Knowing the requirements that you need such as building permit will help in speeding up the construction of your custom home.
⚬ Create a list of your specifications
A list of your specifications such as what materials to use on your flooring can help you sort out things along the way. This will help you ease your likes and dislike during construction.
⚬ Everything is included when choosing a custom home for your lifestyle
When building a custom home everything is included. There are no hidden nasty surprises.
⚬ Custom Home Builders are more customer service orientated
A custom home builder is normally not a large team, So you are only dealing with a small number of people throughout your entire build.
⚬ Find your perfect team
Finding the perfect team that you’ll work with all through-out the project is important. See to it that you hire a professional and reliable builder to work for you. Spend time to get to know them so you can get comfortable with them and see how things will work.
These following may be minimal considerations yet they are still important. These are the basic things that still need your attention.
- Width of hallways
- Ceiling heights
- Interior design ideas
- Type of doors and windows
- Electrical plans
- Pipe plans
- Type of lightings
- Will your rooms be soundproof?
- Do you like your kitchen and living room connected?
- Any entertainment area idea?
- Will there be a playroom?
- How many entryways do you want?
- What will be the design of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning?
- How many storages do you plan?
- Do you want built-in storage?
- Do you have enough space for your appliances?
- Are you planning to have a breakfast nook?
- What type of finishing do you want?
- Do you need outlets in your bathroom?
- Do you want a heater?
- What colour do you want for your bathroom walls?
- Do you want a porch?
- Landscape design
- How large will your garage be?
- Security features such as motion light detectors
We hope this checklist has helped you understand the things to consider before building a custom home. You can follow this or change it according to your preference. Happy building!
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