If you've been looking for a new home, but you just can't find one you'll be happy with unless you renovate, consider building a custom home. When you have a home built to your specifications, everything will be just the way you like it. It all starts with consulting a custom home builder to get guidance on how to start. Plus, you'll need your own plot of land that's perfect for your new home and lifestyle. Here's what you should know about building a custom home.
The Process Might Take A Year Or Longer
If you've decided to build your own home, talk to a custom home builder as soon as possible to get started since you'll need to work on the design first. The process from start to finish could take over a year.
A lot depends on your climate and whether the company can work through the winter too. The timeline for completion may be uncertain until the day construction starts. Then the builder should be able to estimate when the work will be complete so you can move in.
You Can Choose Your Home's Orientation
An important part of the planning process is to consider how your home will sit on your land. Since your home is being custom-built, it can be situated to take advantage of a scenic view. The house can be oriented in a specific direction, and the windows can be built so you can admire the view best.
Another important reason to consider the placement of your home is so you can take full advantage of solar power on your roof. If the widest part of your roof faces west or south, your panels will produce more energy than if the largest part of your roof faces a direction where there is less sun due to the way sunlight falls or because of shade from mature trees.
You Will Have A Custom Floor Plan Made
You can have a new house built from a stock floor plan, but that's not the same as having custom blueprints made by a custom home builder. Buying a premade floor plan means the house is already planned out. You can make a few changes, but you don't have as much freedom as you do with a custom floor plan.
However, a custom plan still has to follow building codes when it comes to things like where toilets can be placed and where outlets go on kitchen islands, so you do have to follow building rules. Still, you'll be able to place doors and windows where you want and design the size and shape of windows and doors too.
Plus, you can add as many features as you like to your rooms so your home will fully support your family's lifestyle. If you run out of ideas, a custom home builder can offer suggestions and recommend trends so your home has a modern look and feel while providing everything you want.
Once the blueprints have been made and approved by you, your city codes office has to view and inspect them to make sure everything is up to code. This is one reason why planning your home and getting the blueprints ready can be a long process.