What to Include in your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder?

Published June 11, 2017.
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What to Include in your Wish List before Meeting your Home Builder

Building a custom home is one of the best options homeowners have for making their dream home happen. When it is time to choose the best home builder for your new custom home in Calgary, the easiest way to present and explain your project is by creating your wish list.
A wish list can turn out to be the most organized way to describe your project with many details to your home builder and to start a clear communication of your vision for your new custom home. You don't need to take many hours to create a wish list for your custom infill home. Check out these tips Sunset Homes, Calgary's Bespoke Home Builder has prepared for you to create your perfect wish list:

Take your current home as a starting point

Kitchen and bathrooms tend to be the most renovated areas in a house. Now that you have the opportunity to have them brand new check out what you enjoy the most about your current kitchen and bathrooms, and also what you find useless or that you don't like anymore.
Take notes of every detail; all these ideas will come handy for your home builder to take into account for your custom home design and create a luxurious and functional space for you and your family.

Interview other homeowners

You might be considering many options for your custom home design. As an initial step in your wish list, you can do some research in visual resources such as Houzz and Pinterest. This exercise will allow you to grasp an idea about trends. Once you have a design in mind, ask your home builder to put you in contact with other homeowners. Talking to other homeowners is an excellent opportunity to ask them about their process with your home builder, and to ask about what has been a good choice in design and what they would change.

Items you should not forget

Now that you have a style for design in mind as well as your preferred areas to build within the city, think about including these items to your wish list:

  • How big do you envision your home? Have a square footage approximate, as well as the number of storeys, bathrooms, and bedrooms you would like to have in your custom home in Calgary. For example, if you are planning to have children in the future, you can include this into your home's design and size.
  • Have you thought about adding any entertainment spaces to your home? You have the chance to think about having a patio, deck, media room, recreation room or even a wine cellar.
  • Would you like to add working space to your home? If you enjoy working from home, adding a home office to your wish list will be an excellent idea.
  • Do you want a fully developed basement? Maybe you are thinking about having an entertainment area in your basement or having a basement suite.

Organize your ideas

Now that you have a better vision of your home, you can organize all the items in your wish list in Houzz. Creating ideabooks will allow your home builder and design team to understand your vision and also to ask you more detailed questions to customize your home to your needs. Add notes to your favorite cabinets, counter-tops, flooring, lighting, bath fixtures, landscape, etc. These will come handy when you get to selections process.

Are you ready to build your new custom home? Contact Sunset Homes today; we are proud to be Calgary's bespoke home builder. We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.
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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

Creating a wish list to build your custom infill home will allow you to present an organized idea of your vision to your home builder. Add many details about size, location, room distribution, interiors, and exteriors, etc. Interview other homeowners to recreate or avoid some decisions, as well as create a visual idea of your custom home in Houzz!

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