Three Things to Do Before Designing a Custom Home


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Finding the right new home in the right neighborhood in the right city at the right price can be next to impossible. This is one of the reasons that more and more people are opting for custom homes — along with the fact that the economy has recovered and there is more confidence in the housing market. If you’re considering drawing up your own luxury home designs, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you begin.

1. How much it costs.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is how much luxury custom homes cost. There are a few factors that are going to determine the overall cost of the home, but two of the most important are your design decisions and the amount your custom home builders are going to charge. Since the amount the builders will charge is typically between 15% and 25% of the total cost of building the house, keep this in mind during the design process.

2. Popular amenities.
Another thing to keep in mind when thinking about design for custom luxury homes is what amenities you want. The possibilities here are pretty much endless, but some are more popular than others. Common trends in custom home amenities are outdoor kitchens (complete with a brick oven for pizzas), infinity pools, stone bathrooms, energy efficient features, and even vineyards.

3. How to start planning.
When it’s time to really start putting together your plans for the design, there are a few things you need to do. You should always be consulting with your builders about pricing and what’s possible with your house. You may want to consider looking at a few custom house models to get a rough idea of what’s possible and typical of a custom home as well.

Do you have any questions about custom luxury home designs? Feel free to ask us in the comments section below.