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Home Building Plan

by CustomHomes on Thursday, December 15, 2016

HomeBuilding a custom home requires a lot of thought, planning, and patience. Hundreds of small details have to work together to make a wonderful, comfortable home that you will love and live in for possibly the rest of your life. To start planning and building your custom home here are a few aspects you should consider and finish.

Find the perfect location

As we all know location is the most important part to building your home. You will want a view you will love for a lifetime, wonderful neighbors, and a safe and fun town. While looking for a location visit possible sites and walk around. Try to have a meal at a local restaurant and walk around the town. This will help you have a well-rounded, detailed opinion that will help you make an educated decision.

After considering the site you would like to build a home as your contractor for their opinion. They will help you find the best location that provides a safe and secure foundation, a beautiful view, and speedy construction.

Get permits, flood plans, etc.

When you’re planning to build a home you will want to make sure you have permits, flood plans, and other paperwork in order. If offered, allow your contractor to deal with the paperwork. It will save you a lot of headaches and stress. If not be sure to keep all paperwork organized and in one place to avoid stress and worry. We suggest having a binder specified for the home building. Then you can use it afterward to hold paperwork like deeds, property lines, bills, and other home-related paperwork.

Print blueprints

Sit down with your contractor and go over blueprints. This way you can discuss, rearrange, and rework anything well before construction has started. It also gives you the chance to add on or remove space wherever you need. This also gives you a chance to have a ballpark idea of your budget and expenses. If needed you can adjust the budget appropriately at this time without cutting corners or affecting the quality of the home.

Plot out electrical and plumbing

After hammering out the final designs of the blueprints you will want to plan electrical outlets and plumbing. This way the home will be designed for your ease and convenience. Be sure to have plenty of outlets in the kitchen, bedroom, and living room, and know all of your plumbing options. This will also help you decide what sort of sustainable and green appliances and energy sources will be used in your home.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com