As trusted custom home builders for decades, we know that building a custom home in Dallas can be stressful – but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Why not make the most of your experience? Building your dream home should be exciting and fun, although there is no way to completely avoid stress – but it can be kept to a minimum.
When building a true custom home from the ground up, it is a collaborative effort between the homeowner, builder, and architect. Whether you already have land or will choose a lot in the community where you want to build, your home can be designed in a way that accommodates the terrain and looks as though it was meant for the building site – a seamless integration.
So, what’s the easiest way to get started? Take a look around the neighborhoods you like most to see what’s new in home construction, what the latest trends are. You will no doubt find several homes that offer architectural and design features you love, which will help in making critical decisions.
You will also want to meet with several Dallas custom home builders and architects so that you can determine who most closely reflects your own values. In interviewing builders and architects, you will get a good feeling for their experience, skill, and integrity. This is vital when contemplating the biggest investment of your life!
A list of your needs and “wants” is also helpful when building a custom home. While many who build a custom home in the Dallas metro area seem to have an endless budget, many do not. Jot down the features that are necessary, and those you would like to have but that aren’t necessarily mandatory. Prioritize is the word here. Also keep in mind there will be costs for permits, utility installation, in some cases land, and other fees.
Once the construction of your new home is underway, try to keep changes to a minimum. Constant changes will slow the builder down; making all of the critical decisions beforehand will keep the project going smoothly, and on schedule. There will be a few bumps in the road along the way, but building contractors are highly familiar with effectively solving problems as they arise. Expect a glitch here and there, be as prepared as you possibly can before the project is underway, and you can keep your nerves under control, allowing you to enjoy the process of watching your beautiful dream home transform into reality!
Be sure to put Bud Bartley Custom Homes on your list of builders to speak with before you make a final decision! Our master craftsmen have been in the business of building fine, upscale custom homes in the Dallas area for more than 30 years.