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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building Your Custom Home

Why settle for the list of tradeoffs that comes with buying a previously owned home when you can build your own home that best suits you and your family’s lifestyle? Building a custom home allows you to cater to the important aspects of your life. If you love to cook, emphasize your kitchen. If you like to entertain your family and friends, opt for a more open-concept space that will accommodate your guests. The options are endless when building a custom home with Wright Homes.

Creating a space that is as unique as you is the goal. To make your home-building experience the best it can be, we have created a list of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind while you’re in the process of building the home of your dreams.

The Don’ts

1. Don’t Be Too Trendy

When it comes to especially trendy styles, they become stale quickly. This isn’t to say that you can’t add trendy elements to your design, but creating a home that looks timeless rather than trendy is the way to go. Not only will this increase the potential resale value of your home, but it will also help you avoid the costly nature of remodeling. Unless you’re fond of the idea of a costly remodel five years down the line, keeping the trendy elements of your custom home to a minimum is the best route.

2. Don’t Buy Furniture and Decorations Too Early

While it can be exciting to shop for decorations before your home is finished being built, the amount of returns that you’ll be doing grows the further away you are from moving into your custom home. It’s best to wait until you can see the space in its completed form, to begin with, the furniture and decorations. You may find that the decorations you think will work with the space when it’s incomplete are quite different from the furniture and decorations you’ll choose once it’s completed and move-in ready. It’s best to leave the shopping for large pieces of furniture for when your home is move-in ready. Seeing as large pieces of furniture are endlessly more complicated to return than a couple of throw pillows, you will save yourself an immense amount of annoyance by purchasing couches, armchairs, and dining tables after your custom home has been built.

3. Don’t Disregard Workflow

Workflow is an important aspect of building a custom home, especially when it comes to the kitchen. Be mindful of where doors and windows are when deciding where to place your refrigerator. Aim to have enough space on either side of your kitchen appliances so your space doesn’t feel overcrowded, and there is enough space for cooking. If you enjoy cooking, or do a lot of it, allotting more square footage of your floor plan to your kitchen might be a good option. Thinking about the workflow as a matter of everyday function will be key when it comes to creating a kitchen that best suits your lifestyle.

The Do’s

1. Do Start With a Price that is Under Budget

Homebuilding is a process that has the potential for numerous costs you don’t expect. This is just the nature of building a custom home. Unexpected costs are to be expected. All of the decisions you’ll make when building a custom home don’t happen all at once. As you build, you’ll be making decisions. There are some things you may end up wanting to splurge on, and other aspects of the house that unknowingly become more costly than you anticipated. It’s easy to go above budget when choosing the small aspects of your home like light fixtures, doorknobs, and cabinet hardware. You will save yourself unnecessary stress when starting with a price that is under budget.

2. Do Keep a Detailed Budget Plan

While we are on the topic of budget, keeping a detailed budget plan and record. Keeping track of costs will help you stay organized and be knowledgeable on which areas you are choosing to splurge, and which areas you are aiming to keep more modest. Keeping a detailed budget plan will help keep you from overspending in areas in which you didn’t intend to do so. When you keep a budget plan, costs won’t sneak up on you as easily. You will be fully in the know when you keep track of costs.

3. Do Designate More Time Than You Think For the Building Process

While it would be great if the process of building your custom home were to run without any bumps in the road, that’s just not likely. There will be delays and issues. The good news is that everything will work out in the end as long as you choose a reputable builder, and you have a good working relationship. Building your own custom home is an exciting process, and choosing Wright Homes as your builder will keep the process as enjoyable and exciting as possible. At the end of the custom home building process with Wright Homes, you’ll have a beautiful home that complements your lifestyle in the most advantageous way possible.

Contact Wright Homes Today To Start Building Your Custom Home

Wright Homes has a reputation for building beautiful homes that will complement your lifestyle. The tradition of Wright Homes is to build a haven for every family, made of uncompromising craftsmanship joined with precise communication and desirable value throughout the building process. The goal of Wright Homes is to build homes that stand the test of time. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you by answering any questions you may have. Contact us today for more information on how to begin the process of building your custom.


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