While most people have an idea regarding the features and amenities to include when building a new custom home, there are some other important considerations to be mindful of before you get started on your project. These include some of the top mistakes you can make that could otherwise end up costing you a great deal of time, money, and frustration.
#1: Choose your home site carefully. Although you may already have a location in mind – and you have possibly even purchased a lot – there are several things you should keep in mind prior to moving forward. First, how easy (or difficult) will it be to run services such as water, sewer, electric, and natural gas to the location? Likewise, will the lot require some up-front work in order to ensure that it is level and ready for a permanent structure to be built on it? With this in mind, don’t just simply settle for a space because it happens to be in the location that you want.
#2: Don’t make big changes during the actual construction phase. While it is relatively common for people to make a few tweaks here and there when designing a new home, once the actual building process has begun, changes can end up being quite costly, both from a time and monetary standpoint.
#3: Don’t go with the first (or only) bid you receive. Although you may be excited about getting your new custom home project started, it is essential that you receive bids from more than just one contractor. In doing so, you will likely find that the costs and the time frames could differ substantially – even for the very same project.
If you’d like more information on how to move forward on the process of designing and building your dream home in Orlando or the surrounding Central Florida area, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have.