If you are currently planning to have a new home constructed using a custom design, it is important that you take the time to plan the design properly. Below is a guide which will help you to think about the type of house you want a custom builder to construct:
Consider your current property
When designing your new home, sitting down with a blank sheet of paper can be exciting and terrifying. A good place to start is by carefully considering your current home. Make a list of things you like about your current home and the things you would like to keep and the things you would like to change. For example, you may think that the master bedroom in your current home is too small or that you would like to install a downstairs toilet. But if you decide you like the layout of the ground floor rooms, you could use this as a basis for your new custom-built home.
Ask to see other building plans
When you make contact with a custom house building company, you should request that they supply you with other building plans that they have completed. These other plans may inspire you and give you ideas of design features you can borrow and incorporate into your custom design. If the plans include computer models, you should ask the home builder to give you a virtual tour so you can better picture how a certain design will look in real life.
Make a list of priorities
During the process of working with a custom house builder, the range of possibilities on offer may seem overwhelming. It is important to remember that due to budget restraints, it is likely you will have to compromise some areas of your design so you can build others. You should take a little time to make a list of your priorities. To begin with, it can be helpful to think in terms of "must-have" items and "desirable" features. You should cost each item or feature on the list so you can easily compare the running total to your budget.
If you would like further advice about how best to design and plan a custom home, you should contact a custom house building company near you today. The contractors will be happy to work with you to plan every aspect of your new build before carrying out any necessary construction work.