As soon as you decide to commit to custom home construction, it can be exciting and nerve wracking all at once! It takes quite a lot of careful planning to make sure that the project goes smoothly and you are left with the end result you envisioned. Apart from planning, custom home construction requires budgeting, designing and of course coordination with the right building team. Before you get started, make sure you’ve taken these steps:
Establish the Budget
Determining the project budget is usually the best place to begin when building a new home. Start with an overall total number and then flesh out the details from there. Doing so will narrow down other details to a manageable set of options to choose from. It also helps to figure out how much of the total budget will be allocated to certain categories, such as flooring, cabinets and lighting.
The first of these details to focus on is the floor plan. Visiting existing models and working with builders will give you a wealth of three-dimensional information. Many floor plans are similar, so find a style that works and then explore the variations on that style. With several floor-plan options, you will be able to get a cost per square foot estimate and begin to narrow down the aesthetic details.
Selecting Your Team
In new home construction there are always plenty of choices to be made. Finding the correct professionals to partner with is the essential first step toward a positive experience and outcome. Asking family and friends for referrals as well as taking time to talk with designers, architects and contractors leads to finding the right team. Talented specialists take the time to understand their client’s style and make recommendations and suggestions based on experience.
With the right team in place and a budget as the guide, the color choosing may begin! When building a new home, visual aids are imperative resources. Pictures really do communicate better than words, so using them to ensure the details turn out just right is always a good idea. Browsing magazines, books and idea websites are great ways to find inspiration.
With decisions such as flooring, cabinetry and major fixtures made, a final bid price can be nailed down and new home construction can begin. Smaller decisions may be left to make along the way, but from here on out, progress looks a lot like a crew of construction professionals and smells a lot like freshly sawed boards.
At Redwood Construction and Consulting in Bethel, Connecticut we are happy to answer any new home construction questions you may have. We know just how intimidating this process can be and want to ensure that every step of the way goes as smoothly as possible. Give us a call or click here for a quote!