Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

Buying a new home is a great feeling, but for many people, building the home of their dreams is the goal. There are a lot of things that have to happen before you move into a new custom home, but working with a custom home builder can make the process easier,

Land and Location

If you are considering having a custom home, you need to have a place to put it. Some people may opt to build in a development with other homes and amenities nearby, while others would rather buy a piece of land to build on. In both situations, you will have to consider what is important to you because they both have pros and cons. In the development, the homes are often a particular style that you can customize, while on your own land, you can choose whatever style you like. 

Go through all the positives and negatives before you make a final choice on the location, and if you are considering a development, do some research to see what people living there have to say about the area. 

Builders and Contractors

When you decide to build in a development, the developer may be the only company able to build on the property. That can be a good thing, but it can also limit you to working with a specific company. If the builder is not a great fit for you, it can be frustrating to not have control of the situation. You can't fire them and get a new builder. Building on your own land means you choose the builder. You can research local home builders and find one that has the reputation of being easy to work with, builds in the style you like, and has the time to dedicate to your project. 

Cost of Building

Often the price of the home constructed in a community by a developer is set is a specific range, but can change with changes to the design or the amenities. This is a good thing if you have a tight budget to work within and may be a reason to buy in a community. When you are building on your own land, you have to consider the cost to develop the land, install septic or sewer, drill a well or run water to the property, and get the power onto the site. All of these additional costs may take money from the construction budget and reduce the amount of money left for the home.

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Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

When my wife and I were looking for a new home, we only had a few homes to choose from that were within the district we wanted our children to attend. That made it tough to find a home that was "perfect" for us, but thankfully, we left room in our budget to make changes to the home we bought. Thankfully, the home we bought was large enough for us to live in during the renovation process, although we did have to make our children share rooms until we added that bedroom we needed. We learned that careful planning is important to ensuring the final result of your renovation projects is exactly how you want it, and we dedicated at lot of time to planning. We learned so much during the process that we wanted to make a blog to share our tips and experience on!