Planning is a critical component of construction, whether you’re planning a small home remodel or a new custom home. It is important to take your time and create a plan that makes sense!
Plan now so you can be ready in Spring!
For a home renovation a well-rounded plan should take 3-4 weeks. If you are making changes that require City approval, you may in some cases require an existing floor plan of what is currently there and you always require a new floor plan that indicates what you will be changing.
Not only will this make your City approval easier it will also allow contractors to price out your renovation accurately. Step by step you can identify what materials you'll require, how much material, and the associated labor cost. At that point you will be able to conclude if your renovation is within your budget, what you can change to align your project with your budget, or plan for the following year.
Ultimately, you will limit the unknowns by beginning your project in Spring. Saving you time and money!
For a custom new home, with so many factors in place, you should expect a planning phase between 2-6 months. The first step is a thorough evaluation of your current living situation and your ideal situation, for right now and in the future.
As you design the functionality of your home you want it to adapt with you and your family as you navigate new life stages. It is important to start taking notes, notes of what you love about your home and areas that frustrate you or your family members.
Observe the homes of your friends and family, start online idea books or create a vision board; every effort you make to identify what you truly need and want in your home will instill confidence in your design.
Once an evaluation has been completed, it is time to create your blueprint. Your blueprint includes the floor layouts of your home and 2D exterior images; this stage is where your ideas come to life, all your notes are turned into a reality. There are typically many revisions at this stage, this is where you want those revisions!
Depending on your contractor, you may get a 3D visual of your new home drawings, this is the best way to step inside and feel the home design.
Now for the fun part!
Next is your interior and exterior design selections; it is time to go shopping and pick out the aesthetics of your home. Take your time when looking, feel the material, pay attention to how those materials or products make you feel; is that how you want to feel in that particular room?
What emotions are you trying to evoke? Calm? Excitement? Warmth? Passion? Love?
When you are ready, your home will begin to take shape. It is important that you choose a contractor or home builder you can trust; it is a long term relationship with both ups and downs as construction is never perfect, but we promise you, we always strive for perfection!
Taking the time to plan your home renovation or new custom home is critical. It is important that going into the project you feel comfortable, able, and at ease. If you take the time to lull over your decisions and move forward when it feels right, it will be right.
Good luck on your journey!