Building a Custom Home: Preparation is Key
For most people, buying a home is an exciting (and daunting) process. For those that are fortunate enough to build a custom home in Bonita Springs or Naples, the process is even more exciting.
While building a custom home is exciting, it’s also important to remember one thing: preparation is key. A plan for your new custom home is going to be directly correlated to its success. Working with your designer, contractor, or construction manager is going to put you on the path to a beautiful custom home that fits your needs, style, and budget.
The experts at Ashmore Design specialize in creating custom homes and work alongside all parties to deliver a beautifully finished home. Here, we’ve put together a small list of key preparation steps to make sure that as the homeowner, you get exactly what you want out of your custom home.
Location, Location, Location
If you have not already purchased land, before you do so, make sure you have a builder look into the site and see whether the ground soil is stable for building on. This is very important for making sure that your new home is stable, this is most important if you want to drill a well or install in a septic mechanism. With our elevation being close to sea level, this step cannot be skipped
Do You Know Your Building Envelope?
A building envelope is the maximum measurement that is possible for the exterior of your new home. The dimensions are calculated according to the size of the lot and of course the local codes that oversee construction of new homes. If you’re unsure about codes and permits for Bonita Springs and Naples, Ashmore Design can certainly help.
Make Your List of Custom Home Must-Haves
If you’re looking to build a custom home, chances are that you have a list of must-haves you’d like to see. To see an example of a must-have list, check out our sample below:
- Open concept floor plan
- In-ground pool
- Screened-in front/back porch
- A kitchen/dining room combination
Your list of must-haves will depend on your own style and use of your home, but make sure to think through your must-have items and jot them down for your designer.
Make Your Custom Home Budget
The above steps are important, but the most important deciding factor in your new Bonita Springs custom home will be budget. When you compare your list of must-haves to the amount you’d like to spend, do they match up? You will most likely need assistance from a home designer or home contractor to do this, but this step will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.
Custom Home Planning Bonita Springs
The above steps are just a handful of preparation items you’ll need to keep in mind for your new custom home. However, you do have the option to leave all the worrying to the experts at Ashmore Design.
Ashmore Design is your resource home design and we specialize in a number of areas:
- Custom home design planning/consulting
- Residential home design and blueprints
- Residential construction permits
- Custom home renderings
To learn more about our custom home design services, contact us today!