Many people are in the market for a new home, but after shopping in every new subdivision, they haven’t found a home the fits their tastes. Maybe the homes layout is wrong. It has two floors when the family would prefer everything be on one floor. Perhaps the lot is too small, when a pool and an area to play football is desired. In situations like this, where you simply can’t find what you are looking for, it’s time to consider a custom home builder Blacksburg VA. With a custom home, you can find the perfect lot and then build the perfect home, so that you get exactly what you want.
The Benefit of Building a Custom Home
The most obvious benefit is that you get the home size and layout you want. You also can select the grade of finishes you desire for your home. Some home owners will cut back on costs by lowering the quality of carpeting or wood flooring or eliminate the placement of molding in a room. With a custom home, you have the option of maintaining a quality level that suits your tastes.
Choose Your Home’s Details
There are so many factors to consider when building a home. It’s size, the direction of the windows and doors. If you live in a very hot climate, you may prefer large windows facing north so that you can get the early cooler sun’s rays, while if you live in a colder climate, you might enjoy the sun more if it streamed through your windows from mid-day into the early evening. You can choose the orientation of your home when it is custom built. The sun’s rays may also dictate how large your windows will be as this may help control the costs of heating and cooling in your home. Again, these factors can be discussed with the architect that’s custom building your home.
Determine How You Want to Heat and Cool Your Home
As a custom home builder, you will have more control over the efficient use of energy by home. Skylights, windows, insulation, roofing, exterior building materials in addition to your HVAC all affect your heating and cooling bills. Have a discussion before you start building to determine ways that would make your home a more efficient user of energy. You may simply need a top of the line HVAC system, if you do factor in the costs into the total cost of your custom home.
Construction Timeline for Building a Custom Home
Buying Land-depends on market
• Analyzing Site – 2 to 4 weeks
• Designing the Home – 4 to 8 weeks
• Processing Paperwork – 2 to 3 weeks
• Loan Application – 8 to 12 weeks
• Building Permit – 1 to 2 weeks
• Order and get Supplies Delivered – 8 to 12 weeks
• Site Work – 2 to 4 weeks
• Foundation & Sub-floor – 3 to 4 weeks
• Remaining Construction (initial electrical and plumbing, exterior framing, roof/siding, interior framing, rough-in plumbing and electrical, heating and cooling, drywall and insulation and window install – 14 to 27 weeks
• Finishing: interior paint, install cabinets and countertops, finish flooring, interior doors and trim, install appliances, finish plumbing – 13 to 22 weeks
When your custom home is finished, you will have decades to enjoy it with your family. It will be exactly what you want and need, fulfilling your dreams. When the landscaping is complete, you’ll be able to take a deep breath and truly enjoy ‘HOME’.