20 Jul LANCE’S TOP TIPS: ARE YOU READY TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME?
Building your dream home is more than likely the largest financial investment you will make for yourself and your family!
Len Pro Building acknowledges that building a custom home can be an overwhelming and stressful process. But in the end, you’ll be able to witness your vision become reality, and create special memories in your dream home, for years to come.
We have created an essential checklist of 5 tips to determine if you’re ready to begin your custom home building journey.
1. DO YOU HAVE TIME?
Building and designing a custom home requires much more energy, patience and time than buying an existing home or a project home. A great deal of your life will probably revolve around your build!
But ultimately, all of the decisions will have been yours; working cohesively in developing the perfect sanctuary for you and your lifestyle.
2. DO YOU HAVE YOUR FINANCES SORTED?
When building a home there are always going to be some extra expenses or delays throughout the process, at one point or another.
That is why it is important to be aware of time gaps between approvals, contracts and building processes, meaning there could be potential for prices to have increased for materials and contractors.
Ensure you are realistic in what you can afford. Allowing for some wiggle room to also work within your budget, will assist in easily navigating any variations or bumps in the road you may experience.
3. DO YOU KNOW YOUR WANTS AND NEEDS?
Before starting the building process sit down and discuss a list for your wants and needs. pick out your hero items and must haves with a list of things that are really important to you at the start the build. Pick areas that you know will be used often and are most important to you (and these differ for everyone!)
Under your “wants” category, list the features and finishes that would be nice to incorporate into your project, but won’t make or break your overall building experience. This strategy will assist greatly in planning your build accordingly to your budget.
It’s also a good idea to research and get in contact with a reputable architect who can work with you to plan out your vision for your home.
4. DO YOU HAVE A LOCATION?
Take some time to look around at land for sale in your area. It will be important to know where you will be building your custom home before the process even begins. This will also be very crucial when enquiring with a builder so they can visualise and discuss your project further with a site visit.
Your builder will be able to assist you with this process and can connect you with a trusted realtor in your desired area.
5. HAVE YOU CHOSEN YOUR BUILDER?
Finding and choosing a builder for your project is possibly the single most important decision you will make before you build a custom home. Remember you will be spending a lot of time collaborating together, so you need to be comfortable and confident in your decision. Ensure you have thoroughly researched builders within your area that are professional, reputable, and transparent. This will contribute to making the home building process a positive one; providing the best quality finish.
Check out our previous blog which includes tips on choosing the right builder and how this can reduce stress throughout the build process: Click here!
From concept to completion, our team at Len Pro Building can do all the necessary steps to ensure you’ll achieve the space you’ll love, with minimum hassle. The lines of communication are open to ensure timeframes and budgets are met.
We have a dedicated team of suppliers and tradesmen that work closely with us including, draftsmen, designers, engineers, regulatory bodies, qualified professional plumbers, electricians, water proofers, and of course our licensed builders.
If you’re ready to build a new house in the Hunter Valley or are looking for more information on our process, contact us today!
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