7 Tips To Build Your Dream Home
2022 June 17
Building a house gives you the opportunity to create your dream home. Choosing the features and where to build it helps make it your own!
There is a lot to consider when building your own home and you need to make sure that you have factored in every detail. This guide offers 7 tips for successfully building your dream home.
Set a budget
Calculate exactly how much you want to spend on a house and figure out what features you can afford within your budget.
Being able to spend more may allow you to afford better quality materials, have a better location, and add on more dream features to your original design. Of course, you don’t want to create any financial challenges – burdening yourself with huge amounts of debt will be a struggle when trying to pay it all back. Even more importantly, you don’t want to run out of money half-way through construction.
Overall, your budget should be able to comfortably cover the cost of the project with about 10% left over to cover any unexpected costs that may arise.
Find the right custom home builder
It’s important to choose a reliable company to help build your home. This includes hiring expert designers to help create a strong architectural plan and top rated builders to handle the construction.
When you choose Eagle Creek Homes, you can be certain that your project will be handled by only the best. We have years of experience building homes and will work with you to make sure that we create the home you have always dreamed of.
Find the right plot of land
The plot of land you choose needs to be within budget. It also needs to be buildable – meaning that there should be no restrictions preventing you from building on it.
Finally and most importantly, it needs to be in a location that feels right to you. It’s worthwhile to take your time to find the right plot of land that fits your needs. This guide offers a few more tips on finding the right land when you start to build your home.
Obtain all necessary permits
Make sure that you have permission to carry out your project on the land you chose. This includes checking with your local planning department, as well as making sure that there are no objections from neighbors.
At Eagle Creek Homes, we can help you to make sure that your project has everything in place and has all the right permits before beginning to build.
Shop around for mortgages
You may be able to fund your project in cash, in which case you won’t need to look for a mortgage.
If this is not an option for you, you’ll need to look for a suitable loan. There are special loans that you can look into for funding custom built homes.
These typically come with a higher down payment than usual home loans – so you should ensure that you have the funds to cover this initial payment. It’s worth shopping around to find the best rates so that you can save money down the road.
Weigh out your wants and needs
A lot of people make the mistake of building a home around what they want instead of what they need. While you should treat yourself to some luxuries, you should also make sure that your home fits your lifestyle.
It’s also important to consider your future plans and any problems you might face in years to come. If you’re thinking of having kids, your home will need to be child-friendly and have enough bedrooms.
On the other hand, if you’re building a home for your retirement, consider the likelihood of developing mobility issues, and whether you should limit staircases.
Design to save money in the long run
Make sure that your home is not too expensive to run by considering energy-efficiency. Features like good insulation and solar panels could reduce your energy bill.
On top of energy-efficiency, consider the quality of construction. Certain materials will last longer without needing to be repaired or replaced. Investing in high-quality materials will help reduce maintenance costs in the future.
Partner With Eagle Creek Homes
Building your custom dream home requires a lot of planning, and finding the right partner to guide you through the process can make it easier.
At Eagle Creek Homes, we understand how important your custom home building project is for you and your family. We also know some of the challenges that may arise.
That is why we pride ourselves on being true partners. We will work hand-in-hand with you, guiding you through our excellent and transparent custom home building process.
If you are ready to start bringing your dream home to life, let us help you. Learn more about our process and customization options by contacting Eagle Creek Homes today!