Watching as your home transitions from blueprints to the house of your dreams is a very exciting process for homeowners. However, as with any large project, it’s also natural to feel anxious as you think about your new home and hope that it all comes together according to plan. Before you undergo the home build process, here are some tips to keep in mind as the homeowner to help ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible – and that you enjoy the process!
Be Honest from the Beginning
The design and build model is all based around creating the home of your dreams – you get the opportunity to truly make it your own and fit your taste and lifestyle. As you move through the design process, be honest with your home designer about the parts of the design that you like, as well as any parts that you don’t like. Use your voice right from the get-go before the build has begun to ensure that you’re happy with the end-product. Waiting to voice your concerns until after the process has begun can cause some major problems for both you and the builder that will affect the timeline and the budget.
Make Decisions by the Deadlines
Time is valuable and adhering to the deadlines set out in the build plan is integral to allowing the whole home build process to move forward as planned. Factors like the fixtures, flooring, and all other finishing products must be chosen before the trades come in to install them. Delays in these decisions can really hold up the project and result in a later completion date.
Resist Making Major Last-Minute Changes
If your home build is halfway through completion and suddenly you have a change of heart on something, this is the time to have a serious discussion with your builder. Often, last-minute changes will severely push back your timeline, and of course require a great deal more in the budget. Your builder will be able to tell you what’s feasible, what the new timeline and budget would be, and ultimately, help you decide if the change will really be worth it in the end.
Trust Your Builder
Finally, in order to allow the entire process to run as efficiently and successfully as possible, you must trust your builder. When you select a good home design and build company, you can rest easy and feel confident that the team of experts you have enlisted will deliver you the home of your dreams and keep you informed every step of the way.
Ensuring your home build is a smooth, successful process all comes down to choosing a good builder that you can rely on to take your wants and turn them into your dream home. If you are considering a custom home in Toronto or the GTA, contact Sensus Design & Build today!