Here is some of the best advice you'll hear about how to ensure a smooth and positive custom home building experience:
1. Get the design help that you need.
You probably don't have the extra time on hand to research every possible type of building material known to man to use in the construction of your new home. While your building contractor should be well-versed in this area, you may also want to consider relying on other design professionals that have an up-to-date knowledge of these materials to allow you to make the best informed decisions.
These design professionals should have a clear understanding of your budget upfront, which will help to keep costs in-line and avoid frustration down the road.
2. Be an active part of the team.
Surprisingly, some people choose to spend more time planning their next vacations than they do designing their dream homes. By playing an active role in the custom home building process from start to finish, you'll always be up to speed with what's happening with the project and will therefore be satisfied with the outcome.
By playing an active role in the custom home building process, you'll also gain a better understanding of how the different members of your team communicate. As you well know, the way that one person interprets information can be very different than another. By being a part of critical design conversations can help to ensure that everyone is on the same page with the outcome that you expect from the project.
3. Create a list of priorities for your dream home.
A best practice is to begin the custom home building process by creating a list of priorities for your dream home. There may be times during the construction of your home when modifications need to be made. Keeping your list of priorities handy can help you to stay on track with getting must-have items that you absolutely don't want to sacrifice.
4. Reserve at least 5 percent of your budget for contingency costs.
Your building contractor should recommend that you reserve at least 5 percent of your budget for contingency costs during construction. By not doing this, you may find yourself strapped for cash when you really need it.
There's no doubt that one of the greatest experiences that you'll have in your lifetime is the opportunity to build your very own custom home. And, when you partner with an experienced builder like Empire Custom Builders, you can rely on our knowledge, professionalism, and talent to make your dream home a reality.
Please contact us to learn more about our custom home building process and how we can make the experience go as smoothly as possible for you.