Well, you’re finally ready to go ahead and take the big step. I am referring, of course, to the experience of purchasing your own custom-built home for the first time. If you are at this point, you probably have a lot of things on your mind as you try to conjure your perfect living environment out of raw ideas. So, allow me to add my two cents to your equation.
The main piece of advice I want to give you is to think big and get creative. If you are going to spend all that money for a custom-built home, you should try to make something that is uniquely suited to you and what you want. Why settle for the ordinary? You aren’t paying for ordinary…and if you are, I would question your logic.
I personally have always wanted a home built in the style of a medieval castle, complete with guard towers and a drawbridge…. but your tastes are likely less exotic. And of course, your wallet is always a limiting factor. Still, you should not hesitate to go for that which will please you. Remember that this is your home, not a public building, and so its main purpose is to please you.
Something that also must be considered is your choice of location. It wouldn’t do much good to build your dream home in the middle of a neighborhood that is embroiled in constant gang warfare, or to build it right next to a toxic waste dump or an area where the government stores chemical weapons. Look at local crime rates and conditions, but also the general environment into which you will be settling.
Of course, one of the most important things to consider is your choice of contractors. This is something that can make or break the entire project. Even the best idea requires precise skill, hard work, and attention to detail to bring it into reality. I particularly recommend CE Wurzer Builders. They are based mainly in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but they do some work outside of those states as well. When it comes to good quality home construction they are second to none.
Hiring a substandard contractor could not only result in a lack of satisfaction on your part. More to the point, it could get you and your family killed. More than one home or building has collapsed because of shoddy workmanship, and the usual result is death for those within.
So, remember, when you choose a contractor to build your home, you are putting a lot of trust in that company. You are literally trusting them with your life, and with the lives of anyone else in your home. Evaluate all potential contractors accordingly. You don’t want your house to end up like some of those third-world apartment buildings that regularly collapse because they use sand in their concrete to save money:
In the United States, you are a lot less likely to run into this issue. Still, it does illustrate the importance of finding the right contractors. It also illustrates the level of trust that you need to have in your contractor. I hope my insight into this matter has been helpful in aiding your consideration as you take this big step.