You’ve been pining over that perfect house for months or even years, and now it’s time to stop dreaming and start building. This might sound like a no-brainer, after all you’ve been fantasizing about walk-in closets and kitchen islands nonstop, but there are a few steps you need to consider to make sure everything is as perfect as you imagined. It’s tempting to skip straight to picking backsplashes and paint colors, but if you skip these steps you might not get the house you always wanted.
Location– It’s one of the oldest real estate clichés for a reason. The three most important things are location, location, location. Before you start sketching elevations and floorplans, take some time to research your ideal location. Find the best school district, commute, and neighborhood amenities you can. The perfect house in a bad location isn’t much of a dream home.
Floor Plans– Now that you’ve found the ideal location, the next step is to consider the floor plan. This is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make when designing your dream home. When picking a floor plan, you need to think about how your family functions and what requirements the house needs to meet. If you host a lot of family holidays and get-togethers an open floor plan with a big dining room should be on your list. If you’re looking to have more kids soon, pick a plan with a big backyard and some extra bedrooms.
Upgrades– Before you make your final decisions, ask about what upgrades are available. You might be surprised how affordable a few extra features might be. Having all the information available will help you make the most informed decision possible.
Take Your Time– Obviously, you don’t want to drag your feet and hold up the construction process, but you definitely don’t want to rush the decision either. Remember, you’ll be living in this home for a long time and you want everything to be perfect. The last thing you want to happen is to rush a decision you think won’t matter that much, only to regret it big time later.
At Perry Hood Properties, we’ve been helping home buyers create their dream home since 1981. If you have a home you’ve been dreaming about, we can help bring it to life.