Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Custom Home

August 27, 2015

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid when Building a Custom Home

common home building mistakesCongratulations! You’re finally ready to build your dream home. Everything is coming together and you haven’t missed even the smallest of details. You know everything from your location and color scheme to the number of bedrooms and appliances you want. So what can possibly go wrong? Turns out, even the most prepared planners can make mistakes in the custom home building process. Everything from underestimating your budget to under planning can lead to a variety of mistakes that can turn the custom home building experience from a positive one to a horrific one. Here are the top 3 mistakes to avoid when building a custom home.

Plan for your life: Chances are if you’re building a custom home in Prescott you’re planning on enjoying it for a long time. But before you design your home, you should take your lifestyle and long term plans into consideration. How long do you plan on staying there? Will this be where you retire? Will you pass this home down to future generations? Will you have to accommodate young children or older adults eventually? The more you plan for how you plan to live your life in your home, the better your planning process will be.

Bigger isn’t always better: When building a custom home, it might be tempting to go with the adage that bigger is better. Who wouldn’t want a game room, a personal theater, a craft room or a workout room? But if you create custom one-time rooms, over time they may end up becoming unused spaces that become a dumping ground for clutter and unused items which is just a waste of valuable space. When you plan out your rooms, it’s best to plan for multi-purpose use. Like a game room that can double as a spare guest room or a game room that can double as an office as needed.

Save your space: Believe it or not, space planning is one of the most important parts of the custom home building process. You have to take into consideration how large you want to make your living spaces while accounting for necessities like closets and ample storage space. And the location of how everything is laid out is crucial because if there isn’t a good flow to your space, it’s going to be a constant annoyance once your boxes are unpacked and you’re all settled in.

The custom homebuilding experience is an exciting one and careful planning is a crucial part of the process. So whether you want Crystal Creek Builders to customize one of our own plans, or you have your own design in mind, we have the tools and over twenty-five years’ experience to help you! We offer a full array of services that starts with the initial planning and design phases of your new custom home. Our services customize your needs and personal preferences so that you can have the comfortable custom home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our free lot evaluation and Custom Design Services for only $975.

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