4 Factors to Consider Before Building a Custom Home

When it comes to serious investments, building a new home is right there at the top. So if you found yourself doing tons of research about the stuff that needs to be done in order to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly, don’t fret because you’re only doing it right.
And to help you out with your research, we’re going to share with you a shortlist of the things that you need to consider before getting started with your custom home.

The Location

The location is one of the first things that you need to consider as it is the factor that determines the boundaries and restrictions of your custom home project. You see, local building codes and regulations vary from state to state and sometimes from county to county. So before purchasing a patch of land, we highly recommend that you hire an inspector or architect to evaluate the land and determine the lot requirements, community restrictions, septic connections, and so on. Only buy the land once you’re sure that’s a viable location for the custom home you’ve always envisioned.

Your Finances

Building a custom home is a serious investment that requires a lot of serious money. Make sure that your financial situation can withstand the long and costly process of building a new home. Otherwise, you’re putting yourself at risk of getting buried in debt when you force to get the project done. And since there’s always a chance that an unexpected problem will come up in the middle of the project, it helps to have a little bit of extra cash reserved for dealing with such hiccups. Getting a construction loan from a bank is also a viable option, but the problem is that not all banks offer it.

Your Lifestyle

When designing your custom home, you should take into account you and your family’s lifestyle. Do you exercise regularly? Do you need a space for dedicated for entertainment? Do you want to give your kids their own playroom? Do your closets and storage spaces have enough room to accommodate more stuff in the future? Asking yourself questions about your lifestyle can help you to avoid costly design mistakes that will be extremely hard to fix. And be sure to communicate everything with your architect so that they can incorporate your lifestyle into the design of your custom home.

The Contractor

Last but not the least, finding the right contractor is perhaps the most important factor that you need to consider before getting started with your custom home project. They are the ones who’ll do the bulk of the work, after all, so it’s important to find a reputable contractor that meets your needs and has many years of experience in building custom homes. If possible, ask for references from previous clients to determine the quality of work provided by the contractor.

Experienced Custom Home Contractors at your Service!

Searching for the right custom home contractor? Look no further and check out Fairbanks Custom Homes! Our custom home building and remodeling services are available to clients in the High Country communities of Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, and the Linville, North Carolina areas.

Jay Fairbanks

General Contractor

119 Buttercup Courts
Boone, North Carolina

Ph: 828-264-2295

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