How to Build a Custom Home on Schedule and on Budget

August 11, 2015

Once you’ve designed and built a custom home, it’s impossible to imagine ever going back to buying a resale home or a cookie cutter new home again. After all, when you build a custom home, literally anything is possible. Inspired by a stunning sunroom on Houzz? Include that in your design. Are your Pinterest boards filled with photos of farmhouse kitchens with wide plank flooring? Let’s create that, too. But just because everything is possible in your custom home doesn’t mean that it’s practical, especially if you want to stay within a specific timeframe and budget.

Beauty and the Budget

It’s easy (and let’s face it, a lot of fun) to get inspired by beautiful home interiors online or in magazines. But once you see the price tag of what it actually costs to recreate the same look in your own home, the magic can quickly fade. Fortunately you don’t have to break the budget to achieve a magazine-ready look for your home. A valuable design build partner will be able to interpret your vision into a practical action plan within your budget. In many cases, we can create a home as drool-worthy as anything you see on Houzz using conventional construction methods and readily available materials. Before you get discouraged, meet with a builder and talk through your ideas. Get practical solutions for smart alternatives that won’t break your budget.

Smart Schedule Strategy

It’s comforting to know that as a customer you have more control over how long it takes to build your home than you may think. Do you have your heart set on custom doors that will take eight weeks to deliver, or would a more readily available version that can be delivered in two days work just as well? Are you still undecided about a walk-in shower or jet tub in the master suite when your home is at sheetrock? These are factors that can delay even the most diligent design and construction team, but there is a better solution. An experienced builder will be able to help you think through every possible design decision before construction begins. This means fewer changes, fewer surprises, and a move-in date you can set your watch by. Find out more about how we can help you achieve the home of your dreams. Schedule a Project Analysis and talk to our team about your vision for your home. Bring along all of your ideabooks and other design inspirations. We can talk through all of your options so you feel confident that your dream home will be built on time and on budget. Contact us to schedule a free Project Analysis.   Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project.]]>