custom homeA lot of people dream about building and designing their custom home from the ground up. The house may be for retirement or for raising a family. Either way, a plan will make all the difference in making your dream home a reality.

However, building a home from scratch is not an easy job. When you find the site, the process is much more likely to take at least one more year and will involve at least an architect, a custom home builder, an engineer, and even specialized designers for the bathroom, kitchen, as well as other elements.

Choosing an Architect

In many cases, the most suitable place, to begin with, is an architect who will design your home and come up with blueprints that you can use to get bids from a custom home builder Myrtle Beach.

There are companies that provide design-build services, which have minuses and pluses. Since the architect, as well as the builder, are part of the same firm, they have already worked together. But you will not have the opportunity to get bids from other builders once the plans are prepared.

Ideally speaking, you would like to look for an architect before you purchase the land because not all lands are created the same. Apart from the general location, which is crucial for all homeowners, you have to evaluate how suitable the lot is for the new home construction, what are the available utilities and how the property can be reached by road. You should also research the county and city rules to know what kind of house could be built on the land.

After you have chosen the site, the next thing to focus on is the design of the custom home in Myrtle Beach. When choosing an architect, you should ask a lot of questions regarding the design process. 

Don’t forget to collect photos of the room that you like and don’t like, even if you do not know why specific rooms appeal to you more than the others. Share all these with your architect while also outlining the basic details of the house like the number of rooms, levels, and the floor plans.

Choosing A Custom Home Builder

When you and your architect have agreed on a design, the latter will create blueprints that you can use to get bids from at least three custom home builders. Ask everyone that you know for recommendations including your real estate agent and your architect.

When you have narrowed down your choice to two custom home builders in Myrtle Beach, the next thing to do is ask for references and talk to their past clients. Visit the homes that they built if possible. The contract must also be detailed and must include specific information down to the fixtures as well as appliances that you wish to be included.

Find a builder whom you can work with and one who will be comfortable working with your architect. For the next year, these two people will be a part of your life and will be instrumental in getting the home of your dreams.

Call Dawol Homes if you are looking for an expert custom home builder who you can trust to help you build your dream home.

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9404 Hwy 17 Bypass,
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
(843) 294-2859

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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