5 Things to Remember When Customizing Your New Build Home
What begins as browsing through model homes on a relaxing weekend can quickly turn into serious house hunting and before you know it, you’re ready to break ground on your beautiful new build home.
There are so many benefits to choosing a new-build home. You get to customize it exactly how you want and finally get to live in your dream house. With a brand new home, there will be minimal upkeep and you won’t need to worry about renovations or finding out that the roof needs to be replaced a month after moving in.
Between choosing a floor plan, deciding on finishes, and narrowing down your interior style however, comes the realities of what it takes to find the perfect custom new home builder and managing both your budget and your expectations.
Do you know exactly what features you want in your new home? Are you comfortable waiting months for construction? Are you keeping a detailed budget? Are you making smart home decisions for future resale? There are many more questions to consider when customizing a new build home and it’s important to ask them all before committing to the new build process.
Poor budget planning and not preparing for your specific lifestyle and needs can lead to not just inconveniences, but costly mistakes. Take the time to meet all the professionals you can, from architects to designers, and take some time to do your research and ask all the right questions. To jump start this process we’re sharing five helpful things to keep in mind when customizing your new build home.
Finding A Custom New Home Builder
Arguably the most important aspect of buying a new-build home is finding the right custom new home builder. A good building company will help you with everything from financing to design choices and massively impact the construction time and quality of your new home.
Make sure to pick a builder with a proven track record of building great homes, positive reviews, and a reliable network of quality subcontractors. It’s also important to work with a builder that is clear and organized about each step of the construction process and eager to involve and inform you.
You don’t want a builder who is just going by the numbers, who tells you “we know what we’re doing; this is how it’s always done.” You need a builder that is as excited about your dream home as you are. A builder who is building your home, not just another place.
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Customizing Your New Build Home
1. Create A Must-Have List
You’ve probably been thinking about your dream home for years. Once it comes time to actually execute the plans however, you can be left struggling to identify what elements of your dream house made it so, well, dreamy.
It might seem overly basic but sitting down and putting pen to paper to outline what your priorities are will be incredibly helpful in the long run for both you and your builders. Start by searching for inspiration. Attend open houses, start a Pinterest board, flip through design magazines, and spend some time thinking about what you like and don’t like about your current home. This will not only help you communicate your home style but will narrow down what’s important to you and your family in a home.
Then, create a list of your absolute must-haves in a new-build home. Typically these will be more functional and things that you won’t be able to change later on, like the number of bedrooms or bathrooms.
2. Make Decisions Efficiently
We understand you want your new home to be perfect. That’s why at Revere Homes we offer efficient home upgrades, a variety of flexible floor plans, and luxe design choices in both Eagle Mountain and Santaquin. When building your new home there are tons of decisions you’ll have to make upfront, from flooring to backsplash to the garage size. However, if you want your home to be built quickly, try to make these decisions as efficiently as possible. Make sure to do your research ahead of time and consolidate your design preferences as well as your budget for any upgrades.
Find out more about how long a custom new build home really takes here.
3. Consider Your Lifestyle
Do you love to entertain? Then you might want to consider an open floor plan. Are you really into outdoor activities? You might want a mudroom. Are you going to permanently work from home? Then having a home office or dedicated work space is key. Do you have pets? Then a white carpet is probably not for you.
It’s helpful to consider all aspects of your lifestyle in order to inform how you customize your new home. The key to this however, is to not just think about your current circumstances but to consider the future as well. For example, are you planning to have children? Then you’ll need to ensure you have enough bedrooms and bathrooms for your growing family. If you have aging parents, will they someday need to move in with you? Then a built-in basement with an in-law suite might be a good choice.
4. Don’t Overdo It
It might seem ridiculous to think about selling your home before you’ve even lived in it. Yet when customizing your new build home it’s important to think about the resale value of the property. This is why it’s important to make customizations that are tasteful and marketable in the future. Most people don’t move into a home thinking they’ll someday leave it. Yet 36% of custom home builders eventually sell their homes for various reasons.
When you over-customize a house, you run the risk of adding features that are so hyper-specific to you and your family that you may make the house virtually impossible to sell. So when you’re making your custom choices, make sure you’re not overdoing it to the point that you can no longer sell the house, or it will require a massive rebuild to make it appealing to someone else. Instead, discover New Construction Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home.
At Revere Homes we believe in timeless style. Whether you’re looking for a pastoral escape in Santaquin or contemporary digs in Eagle Mountain, we make sure to build homes of lasting value.
5. Keep It Classic
Chances are at some point during the home building process you’ve experienced decision fatigue. With millions of customization options it can be incredibly overwhelming to make all the right decisions. However, when in doubt, go neutral. You never want to look back on design choices and say, “what on earth was I thinking!?”
Instead of painting your bedroom a trendy pink hue, go for neutral colors and use accents to liven up a space. Things like rugs, pillows, and curtains can be updated much easier than paint color or a light fixture.
The Revere Homes Guarantee
Imagine a pristine home, never before dwelt in, where you create all the memories, all the pencil marks on the walls, all the laughter, and life that fills the rooms is yours alone. At Revere Homes, we pride ourselves on being experienced, creative, detail-driven home builders that listen and care about the people we’re building a new home for. From floor plans to finishes, you get to personalize and customize your home to suit you and your family. Ready to make your dream home a reality? Contact us today to get started.
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