custom homeIt’s not surprising that a lot of things go into constructing a custom home. It doesn’t come with any predesigned features or anything that’s preselected. As a custom homebuyer, you are going to be faced with a lot of options. Instead of making all these decisions on your own like finding a lot, creating a budget, designing your house, and making change orders, it’ll be better to hire a custom home builder who can help.

There are several steps in the process of building a custom home that you need to think through, like land acquisition, permitting, soil tests, and more. If you are just starting to think about building a custom home or you have been collecting clippings, here are a few things you need to know.

Finding The Perfect Lot For Your Custom Home

Although a big part of time is spend on the actual construction and design of your house, the first step in this whole process is to find a lot where you will build your house on. Why? The location will determine the limitations and parameters of your custom home, both aesthetically and structurally.

The land quality will also affect how you construct your house. The zoning, septic connections, wetlands are all factors in the design and construction process. That’s why you have to hire a custom home builder or an architect to make sure that the land that you are about to purchase is viable for what you are imagining. Architects can assess a part of the land and tell you the advantages to the design and the land’s restrictions.

Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself when considering a land where you will build your custom home.

  • How big is the land?
  • Are the utilities available? Is the existing plumbing updated or does it have to be updated?
  • Does your custom home builder need to demolish an existing house?
  • How is the quality of the soil?
  • Are there any zoning problems?
  • Is the land sloping or at an include?
  • How close are the neighbors?
  • What is the design of other houses in the neighbourhood?
  • What is the average home value in the area?
  • Are there any old trees in the lot that may provide shade to your home or yard?

Designing Your Dream Custom Home

Once you’ve figure out what properly you’ll be building your custom home on, the next thing to do is design your dream house. You will have a lot of options and that’s why you have to find an architect and create an architectural program, a list of objectives you would like your home to meet, is important.

When building your custom home Myrtle Beach, you should go big and don’t’ be afraid to be unique. This is the opportunity for you to make your house unique to your lifestyle and family. If you love wine then add a wine wall or wine room. Don’t skip this step. You always have the chance to scale back if required.

Here are a few things you need to consider when planning your luxury custom home:

  1. Determine what works and what doesn’t

Consider your daily routine and what you really like the most about it. Do you love sitting outside on the patio drinking tea with your friends and family? This is critical for the designer. You should also take into account what irritates you. If you don’t like your kids and pets dragging dirt into your home then you should add a mudroom.

  1. Look for design styles

Did you know that contemporary and modern are two different styles? Search through our gallery of custom homes. You can also search online for different home styles. Find out if you like traditional, contemporary, transitional, modern, or European.

  1. Keep a list of design concepts and architectural elements

Once you’ve figured out the style that you want, come up with a list of features that you want your custom home to have. It can be a wine cellar, a yoga room, or a craft room. It’s your decision.

  1. Separate your needs from your wants

Now that you know what works for you and what doesn’t, your preferred design ideas and styles, the next thing to do is separate your needs and your wants.

Building Your Custom Home

The next phase is building your custom home Myrtle Beach. Your custom home builder will take care of the submission and permitting. Here are a few considerations worth noting.

  1. Your build could be delayed because of too many change orders.
  2. Avoid headaches by having great communication with your custom home builder.
  3. Work with your custom home if you want a house that’s energy efficient.


Call Dawol Homes if you need the help of custom home builders to construct your dream home.

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