Designing and building a custom home can be a thrilling adventure – and completely overwhelming! With so many decisions to make, it can be easy to feel the pressure to get everything exactly right. After all, you will live with the results for a very long time. Fortunately, you can make the process easier and more fun by breaking down the design process into bite size chunks. Meeting with a professional design team can also help you create a design plan you can feel confident about. Here’s a plan for making the design build planning process as easy as 1-2-3.
Major StructuralFoundation, walls, windows and roof structure may not sound like the things that many of us think of when we imagine our dream home, but these will actually make a bigger impact on your enjoyment of your home than final finishes. Consider:
- Wall placement and roof structure will determine how open and spacious your home looks and feels
- Window selection and placement will determine how bright your home is, the views from each room, and even energy efficiency
- Foundation will influence the cost of your home – more corners means a more complex and expensive home to build