7 Key Tips for Building a Custom Home

Having a custom home built is a dream come true for many people. They know they’re being given the opportunity to create something very special. If you are in the process of having a custom home built for your needs or just thinking about it, you’ll want to think about the best way to get that dream home up and running. You’ll want to think about the little details as well as the bigger picture. It’s best to work closely with professionals, create a coherent vision from the very first and think about what your priorities are in home building. Watch as your home then comes to life in front of your eyes.

The Lot

One of the most important of all decisions you will need to make as soon as possible is the location of the home you want created. As is true of all real estate, just like any other kind of home, it really is location, location, location. You might have a choice of lots or you might have one that you’ve already picked out. It’s imperative to make sure the lot is one that you are happy with in every way before you start.

Hiring a Professional

Even if you have some experience with home construction, you’ll want to think about working with a professional during at least some stages of the construction process. A professional can help with varied processes. For example, they can make sure that all the foundational parts of your home such as the plumbing and the electrical systems are installed safety from the very first. They can act on your behalf and speak to other workers. A professional can also help you navigate past any potential obstacles.

All Applicable Laws

It’s also a good idea to have a full understanding of the kinds of laws that may apply to your building project before you begin. Many communities have strict zoning codes. If you are working closely with a contractor, they will make sure that all codes that apply to your project are in place before you begin. At the same time, it’s best to know what kinds of laws that you may encounter. For example, you might only be allowed to build up to a certain percentage of the lot. You might also need to make sure that you’re a certain distance away from the street.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

While many rooms are vitally important in any home design, two of the most important ar the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Even though this is going to be your dream house, you’ll want to make sure others will like it just as much as you do. This is why it is best to have at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms if possible. Many buyers refuse to consider homes with fewer bedrooms and bathrooms. Keeping to at least this number will make it easier to sell if you want to move.

Room for Expansion

Another factor to keep in mind are any later additions you might want to put in. Leaving some additional space for a finished basement later on can add the kind of flexibility that you need in order to make full use of your home. You can also use the extra room if you want to rent out space to travelers for additional income.

Luxury Features

Any custom home should ideally have that little something extra that makes it truly luxurious. Think about the features you’ve always loved. You might want a hot tub where you can relax with a long soak or the studio full of light where you can paint. A custom home should allow you to live out some of your favorite dreams.

All Landscaping

The outside of your custom home should get as much attention as any indoor features. Think about the kind of plantings you want for your brand new home. You might want lots of very tall trees for privacy. Or you might like a garden full of flowers and lush grass. You can bring it all to life when you’re bringing that custom home to full realization.

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