You've made a big decision and plan to have a company help you build your own custom home. As you prepare to start looking into service providers that can help you out, the details you have flying around in your mind are likely innumerable. However, there are some big advantages to having a few details tacked down before you make any calls. Take a look at four details to know about what you want in a custom home before getting started.
1. What size do you want your home to be?
Consider the space you are living in now. Is it the right size? Does it accommodate you and your family or your lifestyle well? Or, could it be a bit larger? Do you prefer a smaller floor space for more economical living costs? Come up with a general estimate of how much floor space you want for your custom home.
2. How much money are you looking to invest in a custom home?
Set a budget for your custom home early on, and you will have a good guideline to stick to as you make plans and choices as the process proceeds. You can get a good idea of where your budget should be by looking at the costs of similar homes available on the real estate market that are newly built.
3. What type of land will you building your custom home upon?
Hopefully, you have already scoped out some desirable pieces of property that you plan to build your custom home on, and maybe you have already purchased some land. In any case, it is good to have an idea of the setting you have in mind for your eventual home. Is the property sloped, wooded, or in a crowded neighborhood with a certain type of home being most prominent in the area?
4. Are there certain home styles you're interested in?
The outward style of a home is a highly personal decision. The outward style is going to give immediate impressions to onlookers and potentially determine a lot of things about how the home is built. For example, if you are interested in a modern farmhouse style, the custom home builder you talk to is going to immediately know you are likely fond of the two-story design with a covered porch and a traditional outward shape. On the other hand, if you prefer a contemporary house style, you may be interested in something like an asymmetrical layout.