Designing a new custom home can be exciting – especially because you can create a place to truly call your own. But even though you may want to include each and every detail on your list, it could actually end up to have some negative results. With that in mind, there are some key mistakes that you should avoid when designing your new home, such as:
1) Not considering your budget – and sticking to it.
Most any successful project with have financial parameters – and the same should hold true for when you build a custom home. While it can be difficult to estimate the exact cost of some items, it can be beneficial to also build in an expense “buffer,” just in case.
2) Only thinking about your short-term needs.
Whether you’re in the process of growing your family or your kids are starting to leave the nest, it is essential that you consider both short- and long-term needs when you design your new home. This is particularly the case if you intend to live there for many years.
3) Not considering the location of the lot,
Regardless of whether you already have a lot secured, or you are still in the process of seeking that perfect building spot, there are some things that you need to be mindful of. For instance, does the land slope in any particular direction (which could have a major effect on drainage). Likewise, note which direction the lot faces, as this will have an impact on which side of the house will get the morning and the evening sun.
If you’re in the process of planning your dream home, you may still have a lot of questions. If so, we can help. We’re an experienced Central Florida custom home builder. So give us a call when you’re ready to turn your concept into reality.