An easy guide to planning a successful custom home project
Every home starts with a blank page, but every good custom home project starts with careful and detailed planning. When building a new home, there are a lot of things to consider and important decisions to make. So here is a handy guide to get you started on the wonderful journey home.
How does your dream home look like?
You have a dream: a dream home; a place to love and raise a family, a place to call your own. This is something many people wish for. And still, no two dreams are the same because people are different and so are their needs, their passions, their way of being. For this reason, a new custom home starts with a dream, a wish and a vision.
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1. Select the right custom home builder
First and foremost, it is essential to hire a custom home builder who understands your vision and uses the right tools to bring it to reality. In fact, choosing a builder is one of the biggest decisions of the entire home-building journey. Remember things like experience, attention to detail and easy communication are some of the key aspects of the selection process.
2. ‘Location, Location, Location’
You have probably heard this said so many times before that it’s started to sound like a mantra to you now: ‘location, location, location’… When it comes to your new home project, you want it to suit and fit the land you’re building on. For this reason, we recommend you to consider factors such as land size, transport, amenities, schools and any upcoming projects you may have. Also, you should ask yourself the question: ‘How long do I intend to live here? Will this area still be suitable in the future?’ In the end, it is the house your family will live in for years to come.
3. Know your budget
Your home is likely one of the biggest investment you’ll make in your life, so it’s imperative to make it a smart one. Therefore, when you begin designing your dream home, you should keep your budget in mind. This way, your custom home builder can tailor the home building planning to meet your specific needs and requirements.
4. Create a list of priorities and ‘must-have’ requirements
Furthermore, think about all the things you want your home to come with. Would you like an open plan living space or are you looking to create a more traditional layout? We suggest you make a list of pros and cons of each idea and see what works best for your family’s needs and lifestyle.
5. Set high standards and realistic expectations
Finally, while it’s important to aim for the ideal version of your custom home, you should still have realistic expectations though. For instance, many display homes seem to have a flawless design and are definitely worthwhile checking out during the planning process as an inspiration. However, compared to them, remember that your home is designed for living; plus, adding that ‘personal touch” to your custom home will make it more beautiful than any other display homes. At the same time, bear in mind your home should mirror you and your family only. This is the only way you will eventually get that long-awaited sense of belonging.
Our goal at Adam Mason Homes is to overcome challenges the project might bring and exceed our customers’ expectations. Whatever your preferences, we strive to build high-quality, state-of-the-art custom homes, one room at a time.
Until next time, stop dreaming and start building!
Your friend and home building expert,