Building Your Dream Home: A Downloadable Checklist

January 13, 2024

When designing a custom home, it’s helpful to have a place to organize your thoughts. To that end, we’ve put together a guideline for anyone thinking of building a new custom home. This is a great starting point for your planning process, and a fantastic tool to use when communicating goals with your custom home builder.

The most powerful ways you can engage in these initial conversations are to give examples of existing designs that resonate with you, and to pose questions about how your vision will align with that of your designer. As custom home builders we want to know what you want, but also what you don’t want. We want to fully understand your feelings and opinions in order to build a consensus of design that incorporates both form and function. The goal is to investigate all creative intentions, even if they create unexpected conversations. Problem solving is an integral part of the design process.

Create a vision board; use examples of other homes, architectural elements, interior designs, artwork, colors, textures, moods/feelings, anything that feels like home to you. Houzz and Pinterest are great places to start when looking for inspiration. Let’s start with your “perfect” design and adapt if needed.

Also keep in mind that you may want to have flexibility to incorporate design changes. Consider how you may want to adjust your custom home to accommodate your future needs and the needs of your family for years to come. Think of this as a fun exercise. Dream big! That’s the best way for us to get to know you and truly help create your vision in a custom home design.

Download our checklist here and get started turning your dream home into a reality.

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