Making a decision to create a custom home is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Since this is “your” custom home, that means you are going to play a significant role in how this home is designed. That may sound like a great idea until the builder starts hitting you with questions on exactly what features you want the architect to work into the design.
Creating Your Vision
“Vision” is a word we have used quite often here, but that is what this is really all about. You need to have a team that can help you craft your dream and make it a reality in designing the perfect home for you and your family. So, where are you going to draw your inspiration from?
You draw it from every aspect of your daily life. What do you enjoy doing? For instance, if you love cooking and entertaining, we would start with an open floor plan, a large, professional-style kitchen, and possibly a wine cellar or home bar. Do you enjoy time outdoors? When we know we need a large deck with the capability of cooking outdoors, and, more than likely, a pool. If you love to read or write, a library could be incorporated into the design.
Location, Location, Location
Having a great design is only half the battle here. You also need to have an ideal location that can complement the design of the home. You may have picked out the ideal piece of land, but what if there is no electricity, running water, or internet available? Is that location still an option? This is something where a residential construction project manager can really help in terms of scouting ideal plots that can accommodate the build you are envisioning.
Executing the Plan
This is the tricky part… you have the right land and a great design, so the only thing left is executing the build. In order to do this, you will have to surround yourself with a great team that will make your vision theirs and hold that line throughout the build. The first move to ensure this happens it hire a residential construction project manager that offers you his or her experience and keeps your priorities and interests above everything else. This is the person that is charged with keeping the builder and contractors on task.
One last thing… chemistry is important here. You are going to be spending a lot of time with your project manager and builder, so you need to be able to resolve conflicts and have reasonable conversations about challenges, and there will be challenges that will pop up. Also remember, the more work you put in before the building starts, the less chance there is of a surprise that can create delays in construction, break the budget or derail the project entirely.
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