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5 Things To Consider When Building a Custom Home

What makes a home a dream home? For us at Crawford Custom Homes, it’s making every tiny, intentional detail in the design process come to life. The journey from turning ideas into reality starts with having a clear vision and partnering with a builder you can trust to bring it to fruition. In the magical world of custom home construction design, remember these three key elements to end up with a home you truly love.

Consider the Location Carefully

When you think about your dream home, it’s often tied to a specific piece of land you want to live on. Location is king, and one of the most important things to consider in custom home construction design. Climate, topography, and soil are great places to start but don’t forget how important local offerings and community are too.

The right location will also depend on your current or desired lifestyle. If you’re working, consider whether the commute or job market would be comfortable. If you’re raising a new family, consider the nearby schools and community amenities that best fit your family dynamics. If you’re retired, perhaps finding the right view is a bigger priority for you.

Work With a Budget

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average build time for a custom home is around eight months. To set yourself up for success, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the specific costs of building a home and work within a budget. The lot, floor plan, and interior design details (think: flooring, cabinetry, and wall colors) can fluctuate greatly depending on the look you have in mind for your custom home.

If you’re on a tighter budget, consider cost-affordable alternatives that help you still achieve your desired aesthetic. By understanding the range of costs and comparing areas where you can splurge versus save, you can build a home you’ll feel proud to call yours. We at Crawford Custom Homes can help answer specifics when it comes to design budget, so don’t be afraid to utilize our services in your research.

Add Personalized Touches to the Design

The design of a home is where you can really put your personal stamp. It’s what makes a home uniquely yours and caters to you and your family’s lifestyle. Even subtle tweaks to small spaces can make areas more productive and useable.

When considering the overall vision for your custom home construction design, there are a few questions that can help you out. What is working, or not working, in your current space? What inspires or irritates you about other people's homes? When you think about your daily routine, what design solutions could enhance it? For example, if you enjoy having a beverage, relaxing, or entertaining outdoors, then a great outdoor living area is essential.

Need help finding design inspiration? Houzz and Pinterest are great places to discover new ideas or hone down the ones you have now.

Quality Custom Home Construction Design Your Way

At Crawford Custom Homes, we believe a thoughtfully designed home built to suit your lifestyle has the power to help you live your best life. We strive to be your builder of choice because bringing your vision to reality is our ultimate reward. Ready for us to capture your dream home? Your possible starts now — contact us today.

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