Choosing the Right Builder
Be sure to consider a home builder that has been serving the community for many years. A local expert will have the knowledge on building standards and a portfolio of hundreds of customizable home plans that suit your daily lifestyle and your life plan.
Reviewing a portfolio of different model options is a great place to begin laying out the groundwork for your home. All you need to begin is an experienced draftsperson paired with your imagination and a vision for your dream home.
What to Expect
A team that includes a draftsperson will sit down with you and guide you step by step. You most likely will begin looking at custom home designs in your first meeting to stimulate your creative juices. In the beginning, you might feel like a kid in a candy shop, but an experienced professional will help you to narrow down an outline that includes a list of needs and wants that is as unique as you are.
Your Role in The Custom Home Building Process
Imagine a day in your life and how a customizable home plan can suit your needs. First, start with the basics and keep it simple. Consider your family’s daily activities and the areas of your home that can accommodate the activities. If you have children that play outdoor sports and you spend several hours a week gardening, you would need an entrance that has room to unload gear either in an attached garage or a nearby laundry room with easy-to-clean surfaces.
Making Good Decisions
The following are a few things to consider when reviewing customizable home plans.
Start simple. It’s easier to build on a concept than have to take away details.
Consider the future. If your kids are about to move on to college, the big laundry room at your garage entrance may be a passing thing.
How will the home plan be situated on the lot? You Want to select a plan that maximizes and showcases the lot. Determine what features are a must and which ones are optional. When you start selecting materials, your decisions will be determined often by what the budget will accommodate.
Does the function and flow of the home suit how you will be living in the space? For example, would a large eat-in kitchen work better for large family gatherings or a formal dining room with a kitchen breakfast nook. Visit your building site different times of day and determine how light will affect your living spaces.
What Happens Next
After you’ve refined and approved your new home design, you’ll work on the interior design phase. Your decisions on materials and finishes during this phase will determine final costs so you can tighten up the construction budget and move forward building the home that you’ve envisioned.
Passage Island Construction is here to walk you every step of the new home building process. Contact us today to make your dream a reality!