Building a custom home is a truly unique experience, as you get to work with a builder to take your wants and needs, and translate that into a real building that you will live in. When it comes to building a custom home, there is some advice you should take to heart in order to enjoy and get the most out of the process.
Go for More Windows
As you design your space, if you find yourself debating if you should put more windows in a space, go for it! Very rarely do people regret allowing for more natural light into their homes.
As you add windows to your home, just make sure that they are functional and allow for air circulation. If you go for picture windows, add smaller windows to the top or bottom of the window arrangement so you can still get airflow in that space.
More windows and natural light are always a good thing.
Plan Your Home in Detail
As you start the process of building your home, everything may not go according to plan, but you will have an easier time making decisions if you have already planned out how you want your home to look and feel.
Create a detailed plan for all aspects of each room, from where you want the outlets to the type of flooring and the color of the paint you want in the walls. You can even use programs to figure out where you want the furniture to go, which may inspire some modifications to your plans!
Having detailed plans will allow you to make quick decisions when necessary and will allow you to also quickly consult and figure out where you want to adjust your plans when necessary.
Be Ready to Adjust
As you go through the building process, you are going to have to adjust your vision, based on budgets and other needs. As you make adjustments, compromise on things that you can easily fix or upgrade later and stay firm on items that would be more difficult to change later.
For example, you are going to want to stick to your desired floorplan, but you can compromise on the type of flooring you use in the home in order to stick to your budget. You can easily upgrade the flooring down the road, but building an addition will require new permits and be much harder to achieve.
When building a custom home, it is important to be flexible. Lots of things will go according to plan and some things will not. You will enjoy the process of building a custom home a lot more if you are willing to be flexible and adjust your expectations and needs as the process progresses.
When you build a custom home, plan your home in detail so you can make quick decisions. Be ready to make adjustments and compromises and keep a flexible mindset. Finally, when in doubt, remember that more natural light is always better than less.