The most essential decision that comes with building your own custom home is choosing the right builder. Think of this way that the builders you will choose will be your true partner in life, they will bring to life the dream house you have always wanted. Your house is where your family will live for a lifetime so don’t settle for “this is okay” or you may regret it. Here are some of the things to put in mind before choosing a home builder.
Quality of Work
Your custom home like what I said is where you live for a lifetime, it’s not just a short-term residence. It will be the place where you and your own family will grow and live for years to come. It is where your children create lovely memories, where they will run, laugh, and play. Your home is where you’ll gather family and friends during occasions, birthdays, and Sunday afternoons.
Choosing the right people to work with you should be your first priority. Do your research and talk to possible home builders. If you can, go ask them names with at least the last 2 people they have worked with. This will be your reference in knowing how the people felt working with those builders.
Your custom home builders should be choosing high quality material products from countertops all the way down to the framing. Always ask what materials your builders are using so you can check if you are getting the best quality your home deserves.
Narrow Your Search
It may be hard narrowing your search for the right builder, but trust me you won’t regret doing it. You can start by searching based on your future’s home location. From there, you can find builder portfolios and past floor plans. Talking and getting opinions from other people is another way to learn about local builders.
Seek information from your family and friends who have already built their own custom homes and with that, you can make a list of potential builders and contact them for thorough interviews.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, be open as you can. Most of us are first-timers in constructing our own custom home and we get scared for appearing uneducated. Always put in mind that time is money in building, it’s a huge investment. So be confident to ask anything you have in mind because great builders will be willing to answer even your most ridiculous questions and they will encourage you to ask them too.
The best builders you can work with are very transparent and are open to answer all the questions you have from the beginning. They will give you a realistic timeline and complete estimate in a manner that you can surely understand. Observe how they share with you their building philosophy and what product materials they use. Ask them about their relationships with contractors and all the people who will be helping build your home. If they have trouble answering your questions then think twice about them.
At the end of the day, the most important result you have to achieve in building is getting a house that is perfectly crafted to fit your family’s need. Find a builder and design team with whom you can connect with. A great team will ask you questions and hear out your goals and vision. They will try their best to understand what design and materials will best fit your lifestyle.
Be wary if your builder takes long periods of time responding to you, it may be a warning that you will experience disappointments and frustrations with communication throughout the build. You want a builder who always updates you quickly and will make you feel that you are their priority. Don’t forget to do your part as well, build a good friendship and trust because this will greatly contribute for a road that is smooth as possible.
About the Author: Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication minor in Broadcast Journalism. Ivandrea is a daytime writer for Wincrest Bespoke. She gives out recommendations for exquisite home designs and services.