Are you considering building a new home? If so, congratulations—this is an exciting time and quite an accomplishment on your end. Home building is naturally a little overwhelming, so if you’re feeling a bit of anxiety, that is normal. However, there are some steps you can take to help ensure the building process goes smoothly.
As custom home builders in Pennsylvania, we know all the things that can go wrong in a building process from the client’s end. That is why we have put together this list of things to remember before and throughout the building process:
- Have plans and style selected: Before you hire a home builder, you ought to have a pretty good idea of the plan and style of home you want. Of course, your builder will help give perspective, but they cannot choose for you! Take a drive around your neighborhood, watch HGTV and look at options online. Only you know what style of home will make you happiest, so don’t feel like you have to have a house that looks just like your neighbor’s.
- Make a wish list: You might have the perfect idea of all the details you want included in your new home, but if you do not have a wish list to refer to, it can be easy for all those details to get lost in the building process. You can have a written list, or use photos from magazines and the internet to put together a packet of all the things you want your new home to include.
- Make the list itemized, and prioritize: Of course, it might simply not be possible to include every little detail you like in your new home, so when you are putting together a wish list, take some time to organize it according to priority. For example, Shaker cabinets in the kitchen might be non-negotiable, but perhaps you are willing to compromise on the size of the window in the guest room.
- Get pre-approved: Of course, the design of your home will in part depend on how much you can afford to spend on it. Getting pre-approved for a loan will give you a strong idea of what you can and cannot afford to do in the building process. Getting approved early on is a smart idea so that you do not have to go back and revise your plans after the fact.
Now that you know what you need to do to ensure a smooth building process, the fun part begins: building your new home! But there is still one very important decision you need to make: who will you trust to build the home of your dreams?
Here at WSL Incorporated, we like to think of ourselves as being in the business of making dreams come true. Our experienced, friendly and reliable team is here to make sure your building process goes as smoothly as possible. If you are interested in learning more about our custom home builders in Pennsylvania, feel free to get in touch anytime.