If you’ve decided to design and build a custom home, you’re probably excited to get your project completed as quickly as possible. But not so fast! To get the results you want from a custom home building project, it’s important to take your time and carefully plan before you get started.
If you’re not prepared, something could go wrong. Take our advice to avoid one of these 4 common mistakes when building a custom home.
1. Not hiring an experienced project manager
Designing and building a custom home will require quite a few experts to be involved in the project. To create your dream home, you must consult with contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, among others throughout the project. That’s too many people for you to manage.
Work with a professional design-build team to oversee the entire custom home building process, from design to construction and clean-up. When your project is managed by an expert, you’ll maintain control over the schedule, budget and design plan without feeling overwhelmed by the many moving parts.
2. Building a home that isn’t timeless
Your custom home should last a lifetime and stay in your family for generations. Do everyone a favour and avoid a trendy home design that will look dated in a few years.
Keep in mind that your family could grow in a few years, or maybe an older or disabled family member will need the home to be as accessible as possible. Of course, it’s impossible to anticipate everything that can happen in the future. That’s why a professional designer who specializes in timeless design is a valuable addition to your custom home building team.
3. Illogical home layout
Sure, you want your home to be unique and full of your original ideas. But your home’s layout should always make sense.
Think about the placement of each room in your home, and make sure it’s sensible for your lifestyle. Should the master bedroom be next to the kitchen or directly across from the dining room (spoiler: no!)? Will the home’s entrance open directly into the family room? And where should the garage be located? Think about the layout that makes the most sense for you and your family. Then, consult an experienced design-builder to make sure your home’s layout is logical.
4. Not staying involved in the process
Even though you have help from professionals to design and build your custom home, remember this is your home. Don’t let someone else make all the important decisions about your home’s layout, design, and style.
Before you finalize your home’s design, make sure your design-builder understands your lifestyle and style choices. Then, stay involved throughout the process by sharing your ideas and communicating your preferences and concerns. Do you want to upgrade your kitchen design or make your family room larger? Let your project manager know. They should have the understanding, patience, and skills to meet your needs and incorporate all your ideas.
Want to make sure you avoid all these mistakes? Contact Twin Peaks Construction to learn about our custom home building services and find out how we can help you design and build the custom home you’ve always wanted.