Are You Building A Home?
Have you decided that this is the time in your life when you want to have a custom-built house? Perhaps you and a realtor searched for the house of your dreams, only to find that it didn't exist. Or, maybe you never even stepped inside a house that was already built because you knew ahead of time that you wanted things that you would probably not find in a home that was already built. Whatever the reason that you are choosing to build a home, from writing down a plan to finding a home building service, here are some ideas that might be a help to you.
Write Down What You Envision - Either by yourself, with your spouse or with a partner, start your house plans by writing down the things you envision. For example, have you always thought it would be fun to have an old-fashioned butler's pantry? If so, write that down. Perhaps you have considered that it would be nice to have a tiny closet that would hold a mop, a faucet, and a drain. Maybe you have remembered sleepovers at your grandparent's farm where you slept in a loft. If you want a sleeping loft in your own home, write that down, too. Do you envision a round table in a round dining room or kitchen? Make a note of that. Also, consider having an accordion file that will hold pictures from magazines or photographs that you have taken or houses you admired. Your accordion and the notes you have written will come in very handy when it's actually time to build your dream house.
Find The Right Home Builder - When you have gathered all of your thoughts and you are ready to present them to a home builder, think of finding one that has a creative nature. By doing that you can know that he or she will be able to envision what you want. In addition, the home builder will have the training and experience to polish the rough edges of your ideas. For example, if you have your heart set on the little mop closet, the builder might show you how that can be part of the utility room or part of the garage. Think of asking the builder to show you homes that he or she has already completed. You might be inspired by things you see in his or her portfolio.