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5 Things You Must Do Before Building Your Custom Home

Contractor and home owner looking at blue prints - 5 Things You Must Do Before Building Your Custom Home

Building a custom home is a major investment, both financially and emotionally. To ensure that constructing your dream home goes smoothly, there are important steps you should take to prepare. Here are five things to do before building your custom home.

1. Determine Your Budget 

The first step in building a custom home is setting a realistic budget. Be sure to account for any contingencies, such as unexpected construction costs, delays, or changes in design. To help stay on track, consider hiring an experienced builder who can provide accurate estimates and suggest cost-effective alternatives. 

2. Pick a Location 

Choosing the right location for your custom home is crucial. Consider factors such as access to amenities, commute times, and the school district. You'll also want to think about the long-term value of the property and whether the location will meet your family's needs in the future. 

3. Hire Builders 

Look for a builder who has experience building custom homes and can provide references from past clients. You'll also want to make sure that the builder is licensed, insured, and has a good reputation in the community.

A good builder will have a portfolio of previous projects, offer transparent pricing, and communicate clearly throughout the process. Additionally, it's beneficial to choose a builder who is familiar with local regulations and has established relationships with reliable subcontractors. This ensures a smoother building experience and helps keep the project on schedule.

4. Design Your Custom Home 

The design of your custom home is where you can let your creativity shine. Consider your lifestyle and how the home will function for you and your family. Work with an architect to create a design that reflects your style and vision while also meeting your budget and practical needs.  

Wondering if a custom home is worth the investment? Read our guide on custom homes to help make your decision easier!

5. Apply for Permits 

Obtaining the necessary permits can be a complex and time-consuming aspect of building a custom home. Your builder can help guide you through the process and ensure that all the required permits are obtained before construction begins. 

Choose Team Shane as Your Custom Home Builder in Hamilton  

At Team Shane, we are committed to helping you build your dream home, and we are here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today for expert advice, top-quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service. 


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At Team Shane, we have a team of designers that work directly with clients to create beautiful home designs while providing advice and direction on selections (interior design) and up-to-date cost implications which will help you make decisions for the final design. Our build team takes those designs and makes them a reality.
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