6 Mistakes to Avoid When You Build a Home Part II

Published October 12, 2017.
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

The planning stage of your building process is important. Hiring an experienced custom home builder will provide you guidance to see your dream home come true. At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we have collected some items to avoid the most commons mistakes when building a custom infill home. These will help you to get the best version of your new dream home.

Forgetting You Are Building Your Dream Home

We know everyone can be busy at work, travelling, and just going about their everyday life. But some homeowners overlook choosing a builder they can check-in with. If you are building a custom home, as a homeowner you will have the chance to select every item in your home, so it becomes essential to feel comfortable and confident with your home builder, and also, to have excellent communication with them. Having a detailed schedule and learning about your homes progress and any events that might happen in the way is also beneficial.

Calgary home builders have different systems to communicate with their homeowners, at Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we try to differentiate ourselves by being as transparent as possible. We use Co-Construct, an online software that allows our homeowners to access all their projects details.

Not Thinking About the Resale Value

Even if you are planning this new infill home to be yours for the next 10-15 years, or if you are planning to pass your home to your children in the future, we can never predict exactly whether our circumstances will continue to be the same. Therefore, keeping the resale value of your property in mind might be a good idea for your new custom built.

Buying a Lot Before Knowing the Costs Involved

You can save time and paperwork if you check first with your professional Calgary builder the kind of lot you need. Choosing a poor location could become a nightmare for you and your family, and having to rezone can add more time to your schedule. Learn more about the Advantages of hiring a Custom Home Builder before Buying Your lot.

Not Investing Enough Time in Your Design

Your custom home design is the essential item in your process. Sometimes, homeowners might be too eager to start building their homes overlooking significant details. With a good set of plans, and a well-thought-out design, you will be sure you are getting what you desire and need, and also you can ensure that space is efficiently used in your new home. There is no need to worry about getting lost in every detail if you choose an experienced builder that can guide you through the process.

Not Thinking about Your Mortgage

All the items you want for your dream home can become quite a long list. Plan your new custom home around what your family needs and around your future. For example, your family trips, your children’s education, etc. Learn more about how to be cost efficient with us, check How to Save 15% on your Mortgage Loan Insurance.

Not Going Green in Your New Home

Adding to the importance of resale value, integrating green building techniques will contribute to your family's health, and most importantly, it helps the environment. From the financial point of view, incorporating green building practices to any extent to your construction project will represent savings in your future family budget. Learn more about green building in our articles Why You Should Build Green and Five Facts about Green Building and House Removal

Contact us today to learn more about how we can build you the inner-city home of your dreams. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations. Check out our Calgary modern homes for sale, and updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Houzz!

Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

When planning your new custom build in Calgary, try to avoid common mistakes such as not getting involved in your process, not thinking about resale value, buying a lot without having a plan, and not thinking about your mortgage.

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