Grand Rapids, MI Custom Home Builder

Building a custom home is an exciting time. However, it can also come with a lot of questions. Our custom home builders in Grand Rapids, Michigan do their best to anticipate any concerns you might have about the process, which is why we have created this curated list. 

Below you will find a collection of commonly asked questions followed by our answers. 

To learn more about our custom built homes, call us today to request a consultation with one of our home builders.

What Is the First Step?

Once you have decided to build a custom home, you will need to purchase property that is suitable for what you have in mind. You can contact a real estate agent who works in your area to find the best property for your money. Once you own the property, call our custom home builders to set up a consultation. Our home builders can walk you through the process of turning your plans for a custom home into reality.

Do I Need to Own Land Before Contacting You?

Ideally, you should already be the proud owner of a plot of land. However, if you contact our custom home builders early enough, we can help you get in contact with real estate agents who are familiar with lots for sale. Once you own land suitable for building, we can get started with the process of designing and building your dream home.

Do You Have References?

Yes, we have references that can give you a good idea of our building capabilities. During your consultation, we can show you past projects that are similar to what you envision for your dream home. Be sure to check out our gallery of custom built homes to get a feel for what we’ve done in the past.

How Customizable Is My New Home?

Our team of designers and custom home builders can work with you to make sure your new home has everything you want. It is important to remember, however, that budget and agreed upon timelines may affect the level of customization. 

Can My Home Be Made Energy Efficient?

Of course. Our home builders can integrate energy efficient features into your new property for a more sustainable living experience. Ask our team if your ideas are possible and we’ll work with you to achieve the desired result.

Can Changes Be Made Throughout the Building Process?

Our custom home builders are flexible when it comes to the design of your home. However, we encourage transparent communication to ensure certain aspects are not missed. It’s not fair to our team to request changes after a feature has already been added so please, let us know your thoughts before things are finalized. We’re here to listen and help you! 

How Much Will This Cost?

Each home is different. After we evaluate the property and get some blueprints drawn up, we will be able to estimate the cost of your new custom home. The cost of your custom home will depend on its size, location, complexity of design, and other factors. To learn more, schedule a free consultation with one of our home builders.

How Long Before I Can Enjoy My New Custom Home?

New home construction can’t be rushed. The expected completion date for your custom built home will depend on weather conditions, the size of the proposed house, the complexity of design, and other factors. We recommend setting up a consultation with one of our custom home builders to get an estimated timeline for new home construction.

Can You Build in the Winter?

Yes, we’re able to build custom homes in the middle of winter. However, optimal weather conditions are key. We’ll have to wait for better weather (i.e., no snowstorms) before we can pour the foundation and install the exterior elements of your home

It’s important to also remember that, once your custom home has been sealed off, we’ll be able to complete the rest of the project according to an estimated timeline.

Let’s Start the Discussion

Still have questions about building your dream home? Our custom home builders are ready to answer your call to get started. To request a consultation with one of our custom home builders in Grand Rapids, call Schultz Builders at (616) 291-2646.

This blog post has been updated.