Building your first home comes with a whirlwind of emotions and stress. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be enjoyable overall. However, when you work with the right team of builders and contractors, this road won’t seem so scary. Here at Sunset Builders, Inc., we specialize in bringing life to dream homes, and we would love to help you! So, here are our top three tips for anyone wanting to custom-build their first home.
1. Make Decisions Ahead of Time
Building your first home comes with a lot of decision-making. Not only do you have to pick out the roofing material, but you also have to decide which paint will best match your flooring. Every decision you make will impact your new home’s overall layout and design, so you need to put some thought into it. Making as many decisions before ground breaks is our number one tip. Pick out things like paint, flooring, hardware, appliances, and even cabinets to keep stress down and enjoy the process. Future you will thank current you.
2. Prepare to Go over Budget
While we do our absolute best to prevent your new build from going over budget, circumstances can arise along the way. We’ve seen it all, from lumber price hikes to improper sewage hookups, which play a major role in your overall budget. So, if you want to avoid going too far over, we suggest you give yourself plenty of wiggle room.
3. Prioritize Where It Matters
We suggest you don’t go with the cheapest options for parts of your home like the roof, HVAC, and windows. These are areas of your home where you get what you pay for, and the last things you’ll want are inefficient windows and a leaky roof. So, in some areas of your home, you’ll want to prioritize using the best materials your budget will allow. This might mean you have to cut back on your flooring budget or even skip the final paint in a room, but it’ll all be worth it in the end.
Let’s Build Your Home Together
Here at Sunset Builders, Inc., we proudly help residents build their dream homes. First, we take time to meet with you and listen to your ideas for a dream home. Then, we get to work using the best in green home solutions. If you reside in the Manchester, NH, area and want to update your home, we also specialize in add-ons and new garages. So, get your free quote today when you call (603) 533-7504.