The process of designing a home is exciting, but some people also find it stressful. You might be afraid of making a choice about a design aspect of your home only to find out later that you would have liked something else better. Fortunately, we offer a wide variety of options, tools and guidance in order to make the construction of your customized home a breeze. Here are seven key tips to use.
1. Choose a Location
The first step in building a personalized home is choosing the location. Perhaps you’d like to have plenty of privacy. Maybe you want some neighbors and a community with convenient features, such as walking paths. Our home communities are also a wise choice.
2. Select a Home Site
If you choose to build a customized home in one of the communities we’re creating, the next step is choosing a home site. Our home sites vary in size and come with a range of features. Perhaps you want more trees or proximity to a water feature. We have many home site options to choose from.
3. Consider the Orientation
You may also want to consider the orientation of your home. If you love to garden and grow plants, you might want a home with plenty of east- and south-facing windows for optimal sunlight. If you’re more of a night owl or you do not have a green thumb, you might want the convenience of a corner home site or a home site on a cul-de-sac.
4. Designing Your Home’s Exterior
We offer an online tool to help you design the outside of your home. You can try different options, such as different elevations and garage size. You can also try different exterior materials and colors to see which ones you like the most.
5. Choose an Interior Layout
If you’re building a unique home for your household that includes children, you might want a mudroom, walk-in pantry, and a family room or loft area. If you love to cook, you might want a home with a gourmet or professional-grade kitchen that includes state-of-the-art appliances and plenty of countertops and storage space.
6. Prioritize Features
When designing the inside of your customized home, think about the features that will make the biggest impact on your daily life. If you work long hours or have chronic pain, perhaps you would like a spa-style bathroom with a walk-in shower and jetted tub. Maybe you love clothing and accessories. Twin walk-in closets in the master suite would help you stay tidy.
7. Easy Financing
Our process also makes the financing of a personalized home simple. We have several local mortgage partners that offer competitive financing. You might be surprised about how affordable it is to take out a mortgage loan for a home that we tailor to your specifications.