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    What to Consider When Building a Custom Home

    Custom Homes | August 31, 2021

    Building a custom home is an exciting and complex process with many moving parts and considerations to keep in mind. From your budget and timeframe to key features and your floorplan, there are many elements to consider to ensure that your custom home is perfect for you and your family. As leading providers of custom homes, the team at Northwest Construction understands the challenges of designing and building a home from the ground up. Knowing what to consider when building a custom home is crucial for ensuring that no detail is overlooked. That is why our team has compiled a list of 4 key considerations to keep in mind when designing and building your custom home.

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    4 Key Considerations When Building a Custom Home

    To ensure that your custom home is perfect in every way, be sure to keep the following 4 considerations in mind:

    1. Your Budget and Timeframe

    When it comes to custom homes, there are many factors that will affect the final price. Before any work begins, you will need to have a clear budget and timeframe in mind to ensure that your contractor knows what they are working with. It is always a good idea to budget for more than you think the construction will cost to ensure that you have enough funding to cover unforeseen expenses.

    2. House Size and Layout

    The floorplan is one of the most important elements of any custom home as it will determine the size, layout, and unique features. Your floorplan will vary based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you would like, the size of common spaces, and whether your home includes an attached garage or not. It is worth spending as much time as you need on the design phase, as it is easier to make revisions to floorplans than it is to reconstruct a partially built home.

    3. The Location

    The location of your custom home has a substantial effect on the resale value and construction process. Every jurisdiction features distinct building codes and restrictions, so it is important to understand these before choosing a location for your home. For example, if you wish to build a multi-storey house, you will need to ensure that there are no height restrictions for homes in your desired location.

    4. How to be Energy Efficient

    A modern trend for custom homes is energy efficiency and an abundance of green features to minimize your carbon footprint. Everything from your choice of appliances and light systems to the location of your windows and the types of building materials used will affect the efficiency of your home.

    To learn more about building a custom home or to inquire about our construction services, get in touch with the team at Northwest Construction! We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.