Building your perfect home might seem simple, but with all the selections and decisions, it can be a stressful process. A big fear for custom home builders: builder’s remorse after all is said and done. So how do you avoid remorse with your custom built home? Read on for Ridgeline Home’s advice!
Know What You Want
If you’re not sure what you want in your custom built home, you might end up settling for something you think might work. Whether it’s the floor lay or missing features, once you move in, you might realize you settled. Thus, builder’s remorse sets in. Instead of settling and potentially ending up disappointed, take some time to think about what you’d like in your home. Also, spending additional time in the design phase of building your home is not a burden to the builders. This is about your home, and ensuring it’s exactly the way you want it isn’t a waste of anyone’s time!
Pay Attention to the Neighborhood
Making sure your custom home works for you is important, but you also want to make sure the neighborhood works for you, too. You could build the perfect home that suits all your needs and still end up with builder’s remorse if you pick a neighborhood that isn’t right. Whether you want a quiet neighborhood or a home close to fun activities, decide beforehand what is most important to you. That way, you can make the selection thoughtfully and with complete confidence.
Take Your Time
The custom home process is incredibly exciting, but don’t let that excitement make you rush the process. Rushing the process can lead to remorse if you haven’t thought through what is most important to you and your family’s needs. Take your time to think through each decision, especially big-ticket items that are difficult and expensive to change. These items include flooring, cabinetry, and fixtures. Think about your personal style and your family’s lifestyle when choosing these selections. If you need extra help, your builder is always there to help go over the options with you.
Partner with the Right Builder
The key to a positive, remorse-free custom home experience? Partnering with an experienced and reputable builder. They will help you every step of the way, from choosing the community and floor plan that feels right, to helping you pick the right finishings. They’ll communicate and help you stay involved in the entire process, so by the time you move into your new home, it’s exactly as you’ve always dreamed it would be.
Our experts at Ridgeline Homes are not only easy to work with but deliver superior quality no matter the price point you choose. There’s no builder’s remorse with your custom built home here! We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.