Taking the step to build or buy your first home is an exciting and rewarding experience. You have many options to consider, and you want to make your home durable, efficient, budget-conscious and just perfect for you. Your first home can be one of your first significant investments as well, so to assure your happiness and satisfaction with your new home, the planning and designing stage becomes essential. Sunset Homes is Calgary's bespoke home builder, and we like guiding our homebuyers and homeowners through their custom home design and building process to help them make their new custom homes precisely as they envision.
Considering your Options for a New Custom Home
Once you decide that you are ready for your home, the first decision to make is either building or buying a home. In our article 4 Things You Should Know about Building a Custom Home vs. Buying an Existing Home, you can check out which option suits you better. If building your first home as a custom home is your choice, then finding the right Calgary custom home builder is your next step. There are many items that an experienced builder should have, but keep in mind to choose a builder that provides transparency in their work, excellent customer service, years of experience, relevant affiliations, and good quality in their builds.
Custom Home Design and Budget
For your first custom home, you want to keep a couple of things in mind. This can be your home for the next ten years, but you also want to consider any possible changes in your future and think about the possible resale value of your home in case you decide to sell it in the future. When you prepare for your first meeting with your custom home builder, establish a realistic budget and work with a wishlist. You can divide your wishlist into the must-haves or priority items, and the not so essential items, so your Calgary builder can suggest changes and help you keep your first custom home as affordable as possible.
Another item that impacts your budget, and your custom home design, is the size you want for your home. The more square footage your home has, you can expect to pay more for maintenance, utilities, taxes, and so on. Think about the most important spaces you can afford when planning for design and focus on maximizing space on your custom home.
Your budget can be the most critical item for your first custom home build, consider choosing an experienced builder that offers transparency and a way to keep track and control your budget.
Sustainable building for your first home
Green homes are not just a trend in the housing market. Selecting a builder that provides you with options to have a more efficient and sustainable home has an impact on your future bills, your home maintenance, and the overall impact on the environment. Inquire with us and learn about the green building techniques we follow, how we choose our building materials, and how we can help make your home greener from design to even the appliances you want for your first home.
Are you ready to build your first custom home? Contact Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, and learn more about building your inner-city dream home! We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.
Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
For your first custom home, consider the square footage you want to have and how to maximize your space to keep your desired budget, think about the option of a sustainable home, and choose an experienced custom home builder that guides you through the process.