Building a new home is one of the most exciting processes you can go through in your adult life. When you are in the process though, it can be overwhelming. Choosing to build a home is just the first of many decisions you will have to make to get to the finished product.
Making decisions is easier when you feel organized, prepared, and knowledgeable about what to expect. To help create this confidence, here are five important things to remember when you are planning to build a new home.
Choosing the Plan
The first choice when building a home is determining what type of construction build you want. Although usually a more expensive choice, you can build a completely custom home that has a design and layout unique to your wants and vision. This will require hiring a draftsman or architect to create the blueprints for your dream home. You can also choose from an established floor plan and customize it within those parameters or choose an already designed model home plan.
Things to Consider When Building a New Home: Setting a Budget
You may have a good idea of the ballpark you want to spend to build your new home but before starting, you will want to drill down in the details. Costs can add up and they can also fluctuate. Since it takes months to a year and sometimes more to build a home, you will want to include a little budget cushion to account for changes in material costs over that time.
Getting the Right Materials
You want your home well-constructed and built to last. An important piece in making that happen is getting the right materials that are in line with your design. Also, choosing materials that offer energy efficiency benefits will give you cost savings down the road.
We have a team of experts that can help you determine the right materials including lumber, windows, doors, siding, and more for your build.
Things to Consider When Building a New Home: Research Your Builder Options
You are spending a lot of time and money on this investment. You are also putting a lot of trust in someone to make your dream home come true. So it is important to make sure you know the reputation of the home builder you choose. Reading reviews, following up on social media, and asking questions that are important to you will help determine if they are a good fit. You can also gain some valuable insight from talking to someone who has worked with them previously, especially in the Kansas City area.
Remember You Will Sell
Likely one of the last things on your mind before the process starts is selling the home that is not even built yet. But it’s a good idea to keep it in mind because eventually, you will sell this home. So try to avoid making any decisions with design or construction that could affect resale at some point.
We want to see you achieve your dream home and we have extensive experience in the home building industry. If you have any questions or need a referral for a builder, give us a call.