27 Jan Building a Custom Home? Questions you should ask your home builder
Building a custom home is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. This process allows you to select everything you like and make sure that your house translates into what you’ve always dreamt of. Whether your dream house included hardwood floor or polish tiles, premium modern décor or elegant rustic styles, a square-shaped pool or an elliptical hot tub… whatever you’ve always hoped that your future house will look like, building a custom home can make it all possible.
However, the process of custom home construction can also be very difficult. It can be stressful and quite overwhelming when you’re involved in almost every nitty-gritty detail in the
building process. In addition, interacting with your builder can also be very hard, especially if you don’t know a single thing about building houses. This can put both you and your builder in a trickly spot, which could sometimes put an end to some of the most amazing custom homes during constriction.
In this blog, we’d like to help you ease this process by providing you with a few questions that will help you understand the construction process a little bit better. These questions are sure to put you and your builder on the same page, as well as help you plan out your custom home construction in a manner that is a lot more organized and efficient.
1. How much will it all cost?
The first question that you should ask your builder is very important. It will help you draft a balanced budget that will work for you, and help your builder make your dreams a reality. For this, you should ask your builder how much it will cost to build your custom home considering all of the individual elements below:
- Home Size
- Preferred Architectural designs and styles
- Most expensive features (e.g. swimming pool, fireplace, etc)
- Plumbing, Electrical, and heating
- Featured rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens)
- Desirable finishes and interior décor
If you allocate money for each of the above elements with your builder, this will significantly improve your custom home construction process.
2. How long will it take to build?
The next important topic that you’ll need to talk to your builder about is their expected time frame. This is a particularly important question, as it impacts when you’ll be able to move into your house. However, to avoid experiencing delay after delay, you should ask this question in parts.
Focus on the time frame they will require to get each job done, rather than the overall expected time frame. Once each element is completed in a timely fashion, you may actually find that the whole house could get done ahead of schedule.
Here at GBC, we enjoy constructing custom houses. If you reach out to us, we’ll be able to provide you with an easy and simple experience as your builder.