Building A Custom Dream Home
With A Custom Home Builder
Set A Budget For Your Custom Home
Determining your budget in advance is one of the key pieces to building a custom home. Although building your own home can be cheaper than purchasing an existing home, typically the added cost of architects, interior designers, landscape designers, lighting engineers, and other key vendors make it a more costly option. Be diligent when preparing your budget to make sure you account for everything you need to make your custom dream home a reality. The more planning done upfront, the more enjoyable the entire process will be - especially if you’ve already budgeted some extra for unexpected costs or upgrades!
Consider Home Financing Options
Most people use some form of financing to build a custom home. There are financing options to consider for purchasing land, buying materials, and hiring labor. We recommend speaking to at least 3 lenders to compare options and find the best market rate.
Determine Your Home Building Timeframe
One key part of planning for your dream house is the timeframe. All aspects of the process from financing and planning to building and cleanup should be accounted for. Factors like weather, your children’s school year, and family events are important to consider.
Find The Dream Lot For Your Dream Home
The land for your home is one of the most important factors in a custom build. The size, slope, and surroundings of a lot can dramatically influence the design. Does the lot have a nice view? Why not design for a large balcony and large glass windows? Are you surrounded by a forest, next to a lake, up in the mountains? How might the style and building materials complement the natural beauty around you? Additionally, the zoning and access to resources are key factors to consider. Please talk to an expert when making this decision as the lot chosen can sometimes limit what you can do.
Start Your Custom Home Design
Now the fun really begins! The more preparation you do up to this point, the better the experience will be. Let us help you take care of the legwork before this stage of planning so you really enjoy crafting the perfect house of your dreams! Start big, then scale back. We would suggest starting big then trimming as you go. Ranking features, separating needs from wants, and building a mood board can all be helpful tactics to sort through all your ideas.
Build Your Team
Depending on the scope of your build, you will need many experts to get the job done. At Wayne Anthony, we have a strong network of professional architects, interior designers, lighting engineers, landscape designers, and general contractors to perfect your design.
...and finally, start building!
Call us today to start making your custom dream home a reality! Our team is here to support you during every step of the process, and more than happy to answer any questions you may have.