Building your dream home can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. With so many factors to consider and decisions to make, it can be difficult to know where to begin. As experts in custom homes, Alderidge Construction understands the challenges associated with planning and construction. That is why our team has come together to provide a list of important things to know before building a home. Having this information on hand will help to prepare you for any major decisions during the building process.
5 Important Things to Know Before Building a Home
Before building a home, there are several design elements and other factors the need to be accounted for. These include:
There are many factors that affect the cost of custom homes, so it is important to have a clear budget established. The construction budget is typically calculated and completed with your contractor during the design phase and final submission process. It is always good practice to budget for more than you think the construction will cost to ensure there is enough funding for unforeseen costs. Many items are constantly forgotten when budgeting, such as electric metres, cables, fences, and railings, so remember to budget for them as well.
The location of your custom home has a large effect on the resale value, construction limitations, and your family’s lifestyle. Every area has their own building codes and restrictions in place, so it is important to understand these before choosing a location for your home. For example, if you wish to build a 3-storey house, you will need to choose an area that allows for homes of that height.
House Size and Layout
Before any construction can begin, you will need a firm plan and direction for the size and layout of your home. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Would you like an attached garage or a large basement? Our team at Alderidge Construction can work with you to develop a layout that accurately reflects your wants and needs while adhering to local regulations.
How to be Energy Efficient
Maximizing the energy efficiency of your home is a great way to reduce your environmental impact, save money, and increase resale value. The location of your windows, your choice of appliances, the lights in your home, and the quality of your insulation all affect how energy efficient your home can be.
The Reputation of Your Builder
To ensure that your vision is accurately brought to life, choose a home builder that takes the time to thoroughly understand your wants and needs. It is also worth looking at the reputation of a builder based on their reviews and portfolio to see if their style aligns with yours.
At Alderidge Construction, we strive to fully understand your vision and collaborate with you to make it a reality. To learn more about what to know before building a home or to see how we can help, reach out to our team at 1-844-RENO-453.