If you’re considering building a custom Flower Mound home or building in any prestigious suburb of Dallas, no doubt you know how much you want to spend, or what your budget will allow. Unfortunately, all too often homeowners find that when all is said and done, the price of their dream home is substantially higher than they would have liked. Why does this happen? Sometimes it’s simply a lack of clear communication; other times, it may be due to the builder and architect or designer not working in unison.
At Bud Bartley Custom Homes, we know the importance of clear communications between all parties involved so that the homeowner’s budget isn’t busted in building their dream home. As someone considering a custom home, it is important that you understand the functions of the architect and the builder.
To keep costs in line, have a list of checks and balances. The architect is responsible primarily for designing the home of your vision, and presenting you with that design. This design includes a certain look and feel the future homeowner desires, number of rooms, layout, even the size of each room in terms of square footage. However, how do you know that what the architect draws up is within your budget?
The simple answer is to bring the builder in. While you may not be aware of it, bringing the builder into the design process can help you save a substantial amount of money. The architect will have ideas for the materials to be used on the exterior of your home, while you (or an interior designer) will choose materials for the interior of the home. How much do these materials cost? It is important that you know the costs of all materials and components as you go along, so that you can stay within budget. Your custom home builder can get together pricing for any and all materials, so that you know the price per square foot of each material – important for cost effectiveness.
The only way to stay within budget and not be surprised by the cost of your dream home upon completion is to have a system of checks and balances. Keep up with what materials the architect or designer are considering, and the costs of those materials to avoid any unpleasant surprises. The best way to accomplish this is to include the builder in every aspect of the process along the way.
At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, we want our clients to be happy not only with the quality and beauty of the custom homes we build, but with the final results in terms of costs. Trust our expert craftsmen to meet your expectations in every way.