When you’re investing in a custom home in Dallas, it’s important to really understand what you want and need, to analyze your budget, and know what’s missing from your current home that you really don’t want to do without in your new home. As trusted Dallas custom home builders with a reputation for excellence, we have a few tips we believe you will find helpful.
What is your current home missing, or what do you dislike about it? From something as small as where outlets are located to the location of the master bedroom, most homeowners find something they aren’t particularly fond of when purchasing a home. If you spend a lot of time entertaining, you may wish the kitchen/dining area were more spacious, or had a different layout. Maybe the bathrooms are too small, or there is a lack of closet space. Whatever it is, keep these things in mind (or write it on your checklist) when building a new custom home.
What type of budget are you working with? It’s important to know the estimated cost of your project along with precisely how much home you can afford before you jump in and decide to build. Also, experts recommend that once you have a good estimate, add at least 10% to this number for costs you cannot control or that are unexpected, such as additional excavation to ready your site for building, increases in the cost of lumber or other materials, etc.
Does your family have a lot of company? Whether you’re a couple with no children who entertains on a regular basis, or the parents of teenagers who have friends over to “hang out” often, consider these things. Maybe you have parents who stay overnight or for the weekend regularly. A private guest room may be something you need, or a special room where your teens and their friends can hang out to listen to music, watch TV, or play with all of their electronic gadgets.
When it comes to building a custom home, be sure to discuss those things that are most important to you with the builder. From features and layout to the overall style and design, it’s your home, so build it in a way that will give you years of enjoyment – and no regrets.
Contact Bud Bartley Family of Builders to discuss your needs and the prospect of building a new custom home in the Dallas area today!