Every prospective homeowner has a strong temptation to know the recipe of their home building. It’s interesting and important too because rather than hurrying up the things to start, it’s better to make the planning upfront for smooth functioning afterward. All Custom Home Builders have their different approaches but there are common steps for all homeowners to understand the construction phase.
Five stages to the home-building process
1. Deciding the location
You have two options. The first is to look for a new construction site in your favorite locality and the other is to start work on a knockdown rebuild. If you have lots of time and good decision-making skills to analyze the local area, neighborhood, future market demand, rates, etc, you can prefer this option. However, knockdown rebuild benefits your financial aspect by saving the costs of site construction like pouring foundation, less ongoing and repairing expenses, and all.
Also, you stay where you and your family are already familiar with the surroundings and all the amenities like school, college, hospital, market, etc. Make this personal decision depending on your dreams and the motives behind your home building.
2. Choosing a design professional
It’s time to choose either an interior designer or an architect; Sometimes a professional company can give you the collective service. Interview different companies and you will find that some designers handle only structural work while others help you in material selections too. Some contractors handle various tasks while others particularly work either on floors or roofs or some specific areas of the house. Thus, choose the designer depending on your budget and requirements.
3. Creating a plan
Following the process of choosing a custom home builder, It’s also critical to create an essential plan which is also called a schematic design. The various options include Dual occupancy, French Provincial Homes, Sloping Blocks, and more. Generally, bricks and stones are the foundation but variations take place in the roof, or floor inclinations such as symmetrical, flat, or steep, and material types such as copper-accented roofs or tiled roofs.
4. Selecting a contractor
After all architectural designing is done, you need to bring the contractor into the process for final construction. The general idea of how the house should look like and some preliminary material is provided and the constructor estimates the cost and period the process would take till the final touch. Finally, you can interview some contractors and hire the most suitable at last to start the engineering work.
5. Make shopping
Determine your material selections with the assistance of some professional and keep shopping for the number of necessary things like hardwood floors, tiles, gates, cabinets, windows, electrical fixtures, plumbing material, etc. You may start arranging the infrastructure and other decorative pieces too. On-time shopping would help you save time for you and your constructor.
This is how your dream home would be ready within three to six months and then you can go for permits and final shifting.