When you build a custom home you’re not getting a cookie cutter home but you’re getting a home that is unique and just the way you want it. You can control the layout, the lot size and accessibility.
What is a Custom Home?
A custom home is a one-of-a-kind home that is designed and tailored for a specific client and for a particular location. The builder can use plans that have been created by an architect or ones that were created by a professional home designer. You don’t have to have a design in mind before you find a builder but there are a couple of steps you should take before you start the design process. These are important to look at because they could affect the home you want.
Things to Consider Before Building a Custom Home
1. Location– The commute to work, school and amenities are always looked at by homebuyers when they start their search. These rules should also be taken into account with new construction. The best-case scenario is to find a location that will work for the whole family. There’s always the option of rebuilding in your current lot if you really like the location. When you find the location first it will help you determine what kind of home you can actually build, so location should always be the first step you take.
2. Budget– The worst thing you can do is fall in love with an idea that you can’t afford. Always determine what your budget is before you start designing. Get in touch with a lender to determine how much you can afford. Even if you have loads of money on hand from an inheritance it’s always a good idea to work with a lender. This will protect you and your money throughout the building process. When know the amount you can spend you can talk with your builder to see if what you want will work with your budget.
3. Necessities-In today’s world many people live in homes that may be larger than they really need. It can be difficult to determine how many bedrooms, bathrooms and the size of the garage you need. After you figure out how many rooms you’ll need then a builder can help you figure out how much square footage you’ll need. The next step will be to plan a design together to get you the custom home of your dreams.
Custom Home Building & More in Redwood City, Foster City, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Campbell & Greater San Jose, California
Building a custom home can be one of the most exciting investments and journeys you ever undertake. You’ve been thinking about it for years and you have plenty of ideas. Taking shortcuts and trying to do things on your own could be disastrous and end up costing a lot of money. When you work with a custom home builder you’ll have the ability to customize, plot and go over the plans for your dream home. For some of the best designers in custom homes, contact Future Vision Remodeling. You can be part of the process from start to finish and work with some of the best in custom home building!