1. Make it Unique
Everyone has different needs, style, likes and dislikes when it comes to design features. Take the time to sit down and really think about the unique items that will effect you and how you use your home.
How much space would you like? How will you use each space? What will the future bring?
Whats your favorite styles? What do you not like? What are the most important features? What can you do with out?
Organize your thoughts as much as you can to give you and your building team a clear picture. If you use Pinterest, now is a great time to start building a board that organizes things you like to share with your team.
2. Build your Team
There are many aspects of building a new home. From acquiring land, designing your home, to actually building the home.
Your team can include a realtor, architect, designer, and builder. These professionals will help you understand and execute the steps needed to bring your dream home to reality.
3. Write it Down
There are so many options available to you when you build a custom home. Keeping a running list of your must haves, needs, and 'would like to haves', in one place will keep you organized during the process.
Sharing this with the build team will allow them to ensure the final product is the home of your dreams and that no detail was missed.
4. Consider the Whole Package
Your build team will help you to think through not only the form of your home, but also the function.
From how the spaces flow together and how you will use them, to the best location of the home to maximize the benefits of the sun exposure and lot layout.
The team you have will make sure to help you understand the aspects of the lot, location, weather, sun, and natural elements that will have an effect on your dream home.
5. Do the Dollars and cents make sense?
Making sure you can afford the list you created above is important for a smooth building process. Finding a budget that you are comfortable with is imperative.
Your building team can help pair real options that meet your dream home criteria and budget. They will work with you to align the "wants/need/would like to have" lists with the real costs involved in the overall build.
Aligning these early in the process will allow for you to be satisfied with your dream home and the financing required to create it.
If you have further questions or are looking to team with professionals who are ready to bring your dream home to reality then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.