You’ve been dreaming of owning your own custom home for years and have finally acquired the perfect lot. Congratulations! You probably can’t wait to secure a builder and get started on your dream house, one with all the space you want exactly the way you want it. You deserve the best and this post will help you get just that.
So, how do you turn your idea of a home into reality? What do you need to do first? Here are some tips on where to start:
Get Your Plan In Place
Planning is the most important part of the construction process. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Winchester Mystery House? This San Francisco area mansion was built over a period of 38 years by an eccentric widow who thought if she stopped construction on the house, she’d fall prey to vengeful spirits. The house is a labyrinth of stairs that dead-end into ceilings, hallways that grow narrower and narrower until they disappear, doors that open onto two-story drops. This is what happens when you build without a plan. It’s fascinating, but not a very welcoming abode.
Make sure you meticulously plan the details of your house. What direction will it face on the lot? What will the layout and flow of the rooms be? What kind of lighting will you use, and how many power points will you install? (tip: you always need more than you think). Read more at Finder…
Move from the general to the very particular details of your home. For sure, your dream is valid. You just need to be as specific as possible from the onset.
Just so we are on the same page, your plan needs to reflect not only your present needs but also the ones that could come up in the future. Sound a bit complicated? Here’s a practical example:
Design for your future
At 21 and 25, my husband and I were anything but seasoned. It definitely showed when designing our home; we could barely even imagine what life with kids would be like. Sure enough, however, we had three children over the space of 10 years and things that worked for us as a child-free couple aren’t ideal now. We designed our home with “right now” in mind, but it would have been better if we’d had a 5- or 10-year perspective. Read more at Freshome…
Consider adjusting your dream to include your future life and how it will look. If you have old parents and the possibility of living with them in the future exists, the dynamics change. Include features that would make their lives comfortable.
All these factors can only be incorporated if you work with someone who can advise you appropriately. Since you may not be able to rebuild your home, get the right builder from the onset.
10 Benefits to Hiring a Custom Home Builder
- Expertise in Different Building Aspects
Usually, a home construction comprises planning, designing, construction, and finishing phases. Each phase requires an expert to ensure that your needs are met. That means hiring an architect, a design team, and several contractors.
Instead of hiring each expert separately, you can get their combined knowledge with a custom home builder.
They are equipped with years of experience, skills, and the much-needed degree of expertise to comprehend each element in every phase of the construction process. Read more at Hosanna Construction and Realty…
If you are planning to have a luxury custom new home built on your own lot in Fort Mill, SC, Oz Custom Home Builders is the company to work with. We have perfected the fine art of homebuilding. You can be sure your dream home will become a reality when you have us on your team. Quality, luxury and craftsmanship are our priority. Call us at (803) 242-0050 or fill out the contact form on our website to begin your Oz Custom Home journey.