So, you’re finally making that step to build the home of your dreams. But how do you start? It can seem like an extremely daunting project to undertake, so we’ve put together some tips to help you through it.
Make a list
It’s good to start off prepared. This will make the rest of the process much smoother. Before you go into detailed plans, you can start by simply making lists of all the things you want in your dream home and all the things that need doing or buying. Sharing these ideas with your architect and contractors will help them create sketches and designs that reflect what you want.
Create Pinterest boards
Social media might not be your first thought when building a home, but Pinterest is a hotspot for design inspiration. Whether it’s home layout or interior design, Pinterest is the perfect place to find new ideas and to visualize how things will look in your home. You can create a board with all the ideas you like and refer back to them later.
Don’t let your eyes be bigger than your budget
We know you want everything in your dream home, but it’s important to plan it with a budget in mind. Making plans and then finding out you don’t have enough money for it all halfway through could completely throw the project off track. You also don’t want to go so far over budget that you’re in massive debt once your home is built.
Be a part of the process
Even when you’ve got a whole team working on your house for you, it still helps to be part of the process. Check on their progress, give feedback and any new ideas you have. Make sure you understand what they’re doing and ask any questions you have. It’s better to be involved than to end up with a result you’re not happy with in the end.
Do a final walkthrough
When it comes to the end, make sure you are happy with everything. Do a walkthrough of the house with your contract and, again, ask any questions you may have. Make sure that the house is completely ready for you to move into. Your contractor should make you aware if there are any problems with the home.
Are you ready to build your dream home in North Carolina? Lael Building Group can support you through your build in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, or Kernersville. Get in touch if you have any questions or are ready to get started.