Building a custom home is an exciting experience that can be both rewarding and overwhelming. It is important to understand what to expect when embarking on this journey so that you can make the most of the process and create a home that meets your needs and desires. Let’s discuss what to expect when you build a custom home, including the planning process, budgeting, and construction timeline. We will also provide some tips to ensure that the process goes smoothly and that your home is completed to your satisfaction.

Designing your Vision

You are ready to build a custom home and have a pretty good idea of what you want – so how do you start? Begin by speaking with a reputable custom home builder. The builder should be able to oversee the entire process.From designing the home and site, to installing the services and foundation, to completing the finishes and handing over the keys. It is important to have open lines of communication with your builder and that they provide a schedule and plan to complete the design and construction.  

The design process should include a detailed home-planning program, (such as DPP) budget pricing including the five elements of project costing, and a complete set of working drawings to submit to the local building department.

Finding your Location 

The next step is to find the perfect property for your custom home. You should take the time to research the area, as certain locations may be more desirable than others. Once you have found the perfect spot, you can move forward with the purchase.

Preparing a Comprehensive Budget

Accurate budgets are one of the most important aspects of the custom home-building process. It is essential to have a realistic budget in mind before you start the project, to avoid unexpected costs that can quickly add up. You should discuss the 5 elements of a comprehensive budget with your builder and ensure that all complete costs are accounted for.

Begin Building

Once you have the location and the budget squared away, it’s time to start building. The building process can take anywhere from 5 months to a year or more, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Your builder will be able to provide more information on the timeline.

Moving In!

It’s time to move in! Before you move in, your builder should take you through a PDI, or Pre-Delivery Inspection to thoroughly inspect your home and ensure you understand how the home operates. Working with your builder, ensuring all necessary utilities and services are connected and accounts set up; making these final days much more enjoyable. Once everything is in order, you can begin the process of making your custom house your home..

Build a Custom With Rockhaven Homes and Create Your Dream Home

At Rockhaven Homes, we understand the importance of building a custom home that meets your exact needs and desires. We have a team of experienced professionals who will guide you through each step of the process, from planning and budgeting to construction and move-in. Contact us today to learn more about what to expect when you build a custom home with Rockhaven Homes by filling out our questionnaire.