Choose The Right Site And Builder
Whether you choose to buy an existing home or build a new one, location is critical. Neighborhoods are what make a home special. If you choose the wrong neighborhood, there is no way back – you will never love the home. On the flip side, even a modest home in a great neighborhood will always have that special feeling. Consider what’s important to your family’s lifestyle; schools, parks, entertainment, accessibility, and more.
When choosing a builder, never settle on the first contractor you come across. Pick three to five different builders, do a background check on each, interview them, then make a decision. You want a builder that you have complete confidence in, that matches your personality, and whom you can see yourself working with without problems. If you can’t communicate well enough to put your ideas on paper, that’s not the right builder for you.
Keep Privacy And Security In Mind
At the heart of a luxury lifestyle is privacy and top-of-the-line security, and that should begin from the design of your home. If, unlike most luxury home owners, you’re not living in a gated community that’s guarded 24/7, you’ll need to find ways to make sure your is home secure. This is especially important if your family’s lifestyle includes lots of travelling, as you’ll want to make sure your home is secure while you’re away.
You can begin by installing a security gate and reinforcing your doors. You can also install special locks and have motion detectors and security cameras watching over the place. Then, you can have security alarms installed along the windows, doors, and even the fence. A home security company can help with all these.
Design For Function
This is a big one. Many times you find people building large homes with dozens of rooms, some of which they have no plans for. This is also a common problem with large spaces. Sometimes the space is so large you don’t even know how to make use of it.
You can’t go this route. Every element in every room must have a purpose and every room must be planned for. If there isn’t an intended use for a room, why is it included? If your family intends to entertain regularly, then decide what rooms will serve this function. If your family is big on reading, then it could be worthwhile to include a library or a study. However, if everyone in your family just reads on Kindles, a library would go to waste.
We Can Help
Empire Custom Builders has both the experience and expertise to build your custom luxury home on time and within budget. We will even find the right home security contractor to install the required security features. Contact us at 386-734-5238 to speak to one of our pros.