Determine your priorities, weigh your options
Does your growing family need more space? Do you want a home that accommodates large gatherings of friends? Are you an empty nester looking to downsize?
Designing a home built just for you requires knowing your preferences and creating a vision around it. Lifestyle Homes will help fine tune your vision and bring it to life.
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Custom home building process, a step-by-step
Location, size, budget and, of course, lifestyle, are all important items considered when building a personalized home. And it all starts with an appropriate process.
1. Consider the custom home's location
Evaluate the jurisdiction, lot layout, and topography of the land to ensure the home design makes sense for the lot. If you don't already own a land lot, Lifestyle Homes consults with clients through their search and purchase process.
2. Choose a custom home builder not just a builder
Start by looking for experience in custom home building. Look for a builder with whom you have a good rapport with and one you feel that you can trust. They should be committed to understanding your priorities and bringing your vision to life.
3. Choose a home design and floor plan
Find the floor plan and style of home that meets your needs and achieves your goals, whether it be an existing stock plan or one drawn from scratch.
4. Pick out your finishes
The floor plan will help you determine what finishes you will choose for the exterior and interior. Roof shingles, siding, windows, flooring, cabinetry, hardware, etc.; all these features will determine the cost of building your home.
The home builder will prepare the proposal based on your custom home choices. This proposal is drawn up based on conversations with vendors and a detailed cost analysis.
6. Find a lender
Financing your home runs simultaneously with the design process. Ultimately, the lending institution will want to see the home builder's work, in the form of final plans, final specifications, and the building agreement.
The home builder should be in constant communication with you delivering detailed project timelines, conference reports, and status updates. Communication brings a 'no surprises' approach to change orders and build schedule.
8. Final walk through
After the project is complete, the builder will walk you through a final inspection to see that you are satisfied with every aspect of your new home.
Can you start the process today?
Yes. At Lifestyle Homes, we ask the right questions, and we listen carefully to your answers, so the house we build is the home you envisioned. We believe building your perfect home is as much about our relationship with you as it is about the technology we use to build healthy, efficient homes.
It's the synergy of these relationships that allows Lifestyle Homes to create custom homes that are remarkably individual, just like the people who live in them.
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