Custom Home Build 101
What to Know Before Building a Home With a Custom Home Builder
Have you been thinking about investing in a custom-built home?
This is an amazing opportunity with many benefits, but there is also a lot to consider before jumping into the project.
From understanding the process to creating a design for your needs, building a custom home can be quite a journey!
To help you out, Mer-Con Homes and Renovations is happy to provide you with this guide on what to know before building a home with a custom home builder:
What’s the Process of Working With a Custom Home Builder
The process of working with a custom home builder all begins with meeting with the contractors to discuss your exact needs and wants for your custom home.
This includes going over your budget, choosing a floor plan, and determining any special features you would like in your home.
Once everything is confirmed, the construction company will acquire and supply the construction materials included in your budget, as well as apply for any necessary permits.
If you request any changes during the construction process, you will be notified of your options as well as any changes in cost.
Working with a custom home builder also includes site clean-up and inspecting the property to ensure everything is ready for use.
At Mer-Con Homes and Renovations, our qualified staff will provide expert advice throughout the entire process and answer any questions you may have!
You can learn more about our process here.
Pros and Cons of Building a Custom Home
Like any major life decision, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of building a custom home to ensure this is the right choice for you:
The Pros of Building a Custom Home
The Cons of Building a Custom Home
Design for Your Needs
Custom home builders will work closely with you to ensure that you end up with the home of your dreams!
Here are some tips to create the perfect design for your needs:
Start With Simple Ideas
You don’t need high-tech software to start planning your custom home - all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper!
Sketch out your ideas and make a list of features you would like to have in your custom home.
Rough sketches can help a custom home builder understand what you want and design for your needs.
Think About Function and Flow
Before you settle on a floor plan, you need to consider how your final design will flow and how each space will function.
For example, you may want to place bedrooms away from the living room or create an open-concept kitchen and living room if your family spends a lot of time in these areas.
Work With the Land
When you are designing a custom home, you can’t forget about the exterior - espeically the land you are building on!
Consider the topography, size, and features of your lot.
Do you want to face the living room toward a beautiful lake view? Do you want your bedrooms close to the stream or brook on the property?
It’s also important to consider natural light when it comes to the position of your home.
Finding a Builder
Of course, in order to get the custom home of your dreams, you have to find a builder!
If you can’t get any recommendations from friends or family, here are some other ways you can find a builder:
Also, ask for a list of references from satisfied clients.
If you’re not sure what to ask when finding a builder, here are some questions:
Are You Ready to Get Started?
Mer-Con Homes and Renovations is dedicated to bringing your ideas to life with our quality workmanship!
For 15 years, we have been building dream homes for our valued clients.
If you are ready to get started, all you need to do is get in touch or request a quote!
We look forward to working with you!