Want to build your dream home? If so, you have a lot of things to consider. Below are five things you want to do when you are building your dream house.
Make Sure Your House Is Not Priced Out of Your Market
If the home modifications aren’t going to get you a lot more money when you sell it, it’s a good idea to reconsider some decisions. If you’re going to have to sell the home later, there’s a good chance you aren’t going to recover the costs. The house can only be priced a certain amount higher when compared with other houses before the price can go higher.
When you’re building your house, you want to customize it so that it’s the way you want it and to fit your needs. These types of upgrades are going to add up. You want to make sure that you’ll be able to regain the costs if you ever sell.
Remember to Include the Necessities
It’s easier and cheaper to install things like home automation while the house is being built instead of later. Home security companies often are able to wire the house a lot cheaper while the home’s being built instead of later. Even though it’s going to seem overwhelming when you get those kinds of items sorted out during the building phase, it’s a better choice.
Planning out the new house is going to be the majority of the process, and you should have everything planned out to your paint colors and tile before construction is started. This is going to help with saving a lot of headaches, time and money.
Make Sure You Are Getting the Necessary Permits
It might come as a surprise to you that almost everything you’re going to do will require a type of permit. When you work with a licensed contractor during the whole process, you will be able to get the right permits during your building process. If you don’t have the needed permits, you might have to pay huge penalties and fines.
Do Some Research
There are a lot of things you might not consider when you’re building your dream home. New kinds of technology, like systems that save energy, are often able to be installed fairly inexpensively and very convenient for you. It’s also a good idea to use some design and style magazines to read about the most recent trends.
Think About the Necessary Repairs and Maintenance
Features like an inground pool probably sound fun. However, if there’s nobody in the household who really enjoys swimming, chances are that the necessary repairs and maintenance aren’t worth it. There are a lot of home additions that might require a lot of maintenance that will be truly worthwhile, particularly if that addition’s not something you truly need.
Keep in mind that building a dream home is going to be a combination of finances and the things you want. When you have a decision which isn’t going to make a lot of sense financially but it’s going to make you really happen, chances are that you’ll need to compromise.
About the Expert
Chris van Emmerik got his start in the construction industry as a carpenter in the custom home industry in 1982 and worked with some of the finest craftsmen in the field for 10 years. In 1992 he formed Van Emmerik Construction and later began to specialize in custom home building. The company quickly built a reputation for value, craftsmanship and its dedication to communication with clients. It rebranded as Van Emmerik Custom Homes, Inc. in 2012 to more clearly reflect its focus on high-end luxury home building. Chris personally oversees every aspect of every project and every client enjoys cell phone access to him for questions and ideas that occur outside of a 9-to-5 workday. A complete custom home builder and Certified Building Contractor, Van Emmerik Custom Homes, Inc. is located at 5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 114 in Naples, Florida and can be reached at (239) 825-5643. Visitvanemmerikcustomhomes.com for more information.