Building a custom home is complicated, exciting and can be a little bit intimidating. Knowing what to expect and selecting an excellent team of professionals will set you up for a truly enjoyable experience.
Tips from the professionals at Jenkins Custom Homes
Tip #1: Establish goals
Creating a new home for yourself is all about setting goals, both practical and emotional. Ranking your list of goals will help your architect and builder focus on what’s important to you, so they can spend your money in the right places.
Tip #2: Organize your inspiration
Creating a new home is a journey of discovering who you are, what you want, how you want to live and where you want to be. Put together a board on Pinterest or an Idea Book on Houzz to share with your design team.
Tip #3: Find some land
Whether you prefer waterfront, golf course or a private estate, find a spot you can claim as your own and build what will be a home. Our team will be happy to provide you with a lot analysis which will help you to “know what you don’t know” going in.
Tip #4: Assemble your team
Before you begin design, assemble a team of tried and true professionals. We recommend that you hire a true Design-Build firm where you only deal with one company and one contract. This is the best way to ensure the design and construction cost align with your goals for the project.
Tip #5: Be decisive
Early on, make all of the decisions you have to, select all of your finishes and to the extent possible, don’t change your mind. Once construction begins, it will cost you time and money if you change your mind.
Tip #6: Communicate well
Dave Ramsey says, “Communication, even when conflict is involved, is the lifeblood of a (project).” Ask for a detailed schedule of your project. Knowing when to expect things to be done will alleviate stress and conquer fear of the unknown.
Tip #7: Accept the inevitable
You’ve made the plans, gotten the permits and secured the money; now the only thing left to do is build your house. Easy, right? Stuff happens. Stay calm, keep your sense of humor and work with your team to address the issue.
Tip #8: Enjoy the experience
The fun projects always yield the best results. The more collaborative it is, the better the outcome will be. Once your home is complete, discover how this place gives shape to your life and allows you to become the person you want to be.
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