What could be better than having a house custom built to complement your design preferences and lifestyle? If you wish to build a home, your first step should be to hire a luxury home builder to help you through the process.
Not only will they be able to turn your custom home designs into reality, but they’ll also be able to coordinate with civil engineers, interior designers, and other members of your team.
Hire an Experienced Custom Home Builder
Before you hire a custom home builder, ask to see their portfolio. Their portfolio will contain photos of houses they’ve built so you can get an idea of their overall quality and style. If you wish to build a contemporary style home, you should avoid local home builders that only have experience with traditional house designs and vice versa. Ultimately, the building contractor you hire should be experienced in building the type of home you want, licensed, and insured.
Buy Suitable Land
While it may seem obvious, you’ll need to own land before you can start building your new home. If you are unsure where to start, your home builder will have a good idea of where to find the best lots. It’s not uncommon for builders to hear about properties that would be perfect for new construction homes before they’re put on the public market.
It’s also not uncommon for people in your position to buy a run-down house just for the property it’s sitting on. After demolition, you’ll be able to start construction for your new build home. A building contractor will be able to help you find property that is zoned for your custom home plans. For example, not all properties are zoned for having a three-stall garage.
Plan for the Future
Building a custom home is an investment in your future, which is why we recommend homeowners create new home designs that work for them in the long term. For example, if you plan on aging in place, you may want to think about having the master suite on the ground floor so you don’t have to go up and down stairs in your old age. If you plan on starting a family or having more kids, you’ll want to make sure you have enough bedrooms.
You should feel confident with your house building plans before construction starts. Any changes you make to the plan once the project starts can add to your expenses and delay home construction. Building a house that will suit your needs in the long-term is a smart decision that can save you money in the long run.
Communicate with the Builder
We cannot stress how important it is to communicate with your builder during the entire process. With the internet, it is simple enough to find pictures of what you want in your own house. Many of the clients we work with use Pinterest to collect ideas for their home.typically takes between 12 and 18 months, depending on the scale and complexity of your design. This means that you’ll be spending a lot of time communicating with your building contractor.
The Grand Rapids custom home builders at Schultz Builders work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your new home. If you are interested in hiring one of our house builders, be sure to call our office to schedule your estimate at (616) 291-2646.