When building your home, you want the space to be unique and right for the way you work, live, and play. Here are the keys to help ensure you design the perfect home build, no matter what your lifestyle is.
Know Your Budget
One of the most important aspects of designing the perfect home build for your family is knowing and staying within your price range. Be realistic about what you can afford and what you’re willing to spend. We say willing to spend because while a bank lends you a certain amount of money to work with doesn’t mean this is your budget amount. It’s best to know the top amount you’re willing to borrow and then reduce that amount by 5% to allow for unexpected expenses or things you want to splurge on along the way.
It also helps to make a list of every feature you wish to add to your home. When you meet with home builders, this will help set the direction of your initial conversation, and they can help determine how to add these items within your budget.
Know the Function of the Space
To design each room to match your lifestyle, you’ll need to know the function you want for each space. For example, if you like to host parties often, you might want to design your dining room with enough space for a big table, chairs, and storage for serving dishes and silverware. On the other hand, if you work from home, you might want to include an office that has plenty of file storage as well as a comfy desk area.
No matter what you prefer, it’s important to keep the room’s function top of mind to ensure you’re making the best use of the space.
Think About the Future
Thinking about having kids in the future? Or maybe you have aging parents that will need a room? Whatever the case, it’s important to think about accommodating close family members as the future becomes the present – children growing up, returning college students, accommodating grandchildren, and taking care of elderly parents.
This can also come into play if you’re thinking of starting your own business out of your home, as your home should include an office or flexible space for you to work. When designing your home build, think about what features your future self (and future family) will find handy.
Nail Down Your Ideal Aesthetic
At this point, you have an understanding of your budget and the function of space. Next is to decide what your ideal aesthetic is.
This part can be exciting, but it can also be a little intimidating. Social media has put a large emphasis on home aesthetics, and it can feel like you need to live up to big expectations to have your home look a certain way. But having an aesthetic house is all about creating a space that reflects your personality and taste. It’s about cultivating a place that is comfortable and stylish at the same time.
So think about what home styles bring your joy. Do you prefer a home that’s sleek, minimal, and void of clutter and chaos? You’ll likely enjoy a modern home aesthetic. Do you have a zero-policy for the bland and boring and love “stuff?” The eclectic maximalist home aesthetic is probably more your speed. And if you prefer a blend of rustic and modern, clean yet warm features, you probably like the modern farmhouse aesthetic.
If you’re having a difficult time finding the perfect aesthetic, your custom home builder can provide various ideas and options to choose from. They are a great resource to help make sure your space reflects your unique style and personality!
Find the Right Builder
Last but not least, you’ll want to choose the right builder to help you create your perfect home build. The goal is to partner with someone that understands your vision and brings your dream space to life. Make sure you do thorough research, and while they need to understand your vision, make sure to consider their industry experience, level of expertise, and if they have areas of specialization. If you need some tips to help you pick the right custom builder, we have a blog post that can help set you on the right path.
It’s Time to Get Building
By following these key steps, you can be sure that your home build will perfectly suit your style. If you’re ready to get started building your dream home, Ridgeline Homes is ready to lend a hand.
At Ridgeline Homes, we don’t just build you a house; we build you the beautiful custom-design home of your dreams. We help you make your vision come to life and will assist you in choosing the perfect lot in Montrose, Colorado, all the way down to the small details, like knobs on your cabinets. We also schedule several walk-throughs throughout the building process and send you notifications when milestones are achieved. Let us show you how simple and enjoyable custom homeownership can be. We’re ready to start this exciting process with you.