Three Tips for Designing Your Luxury Custom Home
One of the difficulties of buying a new home is finding the perfect one for you and your family, in the right neighborhood, and at the right price. This is one of the reasons that more and more people are opting for custom-built homes. In addition to a perfect fit, custom homes can actually save homeowners money and stimulate the economy, but that doesn’t mean the process is going to be simple. Designing luxury custom homes is fun, sure, but it can also be stressful since there are pretty much an infinite number of possibilities. Here are a few tips for designing luxury home plans to help give you some direction.
1. Look at Luxury House Models
One of the first things you might do to start getting an idea of the possibilities when it comes to designing your custom home is to look first at luxury house models. This is pretty much what they’re for — to help give people an idea of the layout and styles of custom homes. When you look at a model, make sure to bring a pen and paper and take notes about what you like and what you don’t.
2. Work Closely With Your Builders
Another tip for easing the process of designing your home is to work closely with your custom home builders. They are professionals and know what they’re doing, so they’ll be able to tell you what’s possible and what isn’t. Ask them about the most popular features and designs and what they have to offer you and your family. Working with your builders is also a good way to keep your budget on track. Contractors are going to charge between 15% and 25% of the total cost of your home so make sure you’re keeping costs in line.
3. Think Hard About Your Wants and Needs
When it comes down to it, you really need to know what you want. Determine how many rooms you need and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. Then move on to including luxury features like a spa or a pool and hot tub. Consider adding green features and appliances to help cut costs on utilities. Consider adding other luxury features like a wine cellar or an outdoor kitchen area for entertaining. Again, the possibilities are practically endless.
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