If you have the chance to design and build a new home, you’ll find it’s quite an exciting project, but can also a stressful one. Once you decide on a new construction it’s time to hit the planning boards. Careful though and planning will ensure that the end result is just what you envisioned. The main areas to consider before work begins including the budget, the design and hiring the right building professionals to get the job done.
Begin with the budget.
The budget is usually a great place to start when building a new home. Start with the total number that you’re willing to spend and then flesh out the details from there. By handling the budget this way, you can narrow down other details to a manageable set of options. Dividing the budget by category is also helpful for keeping track of how much you want to spend on things like flooring, cabinets and lighting.
Always have money set aside for unexpected costs. Having an emergency fund for a new construction is just a safe way to make sure that you’re covered should you be faced with any added or unexpected costs.
Consult with contractors.
Once you’ve decided on the budget it’s time to consult with contractors that can do the job. Finding the correct professionals to partner with is the essential first step toward a positive experience and outcome. Asking family and friends for referrals as well as taking time to talk with designers, architects and contractors leads to finding the right team. Talented specialists take the time to understand their client’s style and make recommendations and suggestions based on experience.
At Warsaw Home Improvement, we want to make sure our customers feel confident in the work that we will deliver, which is why we offer free quotes and consultations.
Decide on the design.
The first of these details to focus on is floor plan. Visiting existing models and working with builders will give you a wealth of three-dimensional information. Many floor plans are similar, so find a style that works and then explore the variations on that style. With several floor-plan options, you will be able to get a cost per square foot estimate and begin to narrow down the aesthetic details.
With the right team in place and a budget as the guide, the color choosing may begin! When building a new home, visual aids are imperative resources. Pictures really do communicate better than words, so using them to ensure the details turn out just right is always a good idea. Browsing magazines, books and idea websites are great ways to find inspiration.
At Warsaw Home Improvement we are happy to answer any new home construction questions you may have. We know just how intimidating this process can be and want to ensure that every step of the way goes as smoothly as possible. Give us a call or click here for a quote!