If you’ve dreamed of living in your very own modern lodge house, you probably have a lot of questions. What does it take to build a custom home? Which steps do you need to take if you’re seriously considering it? Where do you start?
Define Your Style
The first step to building your dream modern lodge house is to define your personal style. Consider what you love and what you hate when it comes to design. Look at homes that inspire you and take note of the elements you like best.
Think about what kind of home designs make you happy. Maybe you love traditional architecture, or maybe modernism is more your style. Once you know what type of home makes YOU happy, look for inspiration in places like magazines, online resources, and friends’ homes. Take or save photos and use these inspirations to create a mood board to help define your vision.
Once you have an idea of what kind of design you want, start gathering materials and accessories that reflect that style. Collect photos, sketches, renderings, or models of houses that inspire you (or find them online). Gather anything and everything related to your dream lodge house. This will help form the foundation for creating a realistic plan.
Hire a designer or architect to bring your ideas directly into reality. When you’re ready to work with a professional, show them your mood board and/or inspirations to help them bring your vision to life. Have fun mixing different styles together until finally arriving at the perfect lodge for yourself.
Finding the Perfect Location for Your Modern Lodge House
Unless you already own some property, you’re going to need to find a location to build your modern lodge house. Here are a few important factors to consider when searching for land.
If you’re looking for a secluded spot to build your dream home, consider a rural location. Mountain areas offer plenty of privacy and are surrounded by beautiful scenery. Most modern lodge houses are built in alpine regions.
On the other hand, if you want easy access to amenities and activities, choose an urban area or suburb. A modern lodge house can be flexible enough to fit in a variety of populated locations, so you can enjoy the amenities of a lodge-style home while remaining close to shopping, restaurants, and other conveniences.
Consider the climate when choosing your location. If you want to enjoy year-round outdoor activities, pick a place with mild weather conditions. Work with a designer who specializes in modern lodge houses so they can help bring your vision to life in a way that matches your setting.
Once you’ve decided on the general area where you want to build your modern lodge house, start searching for specific properties that meet your criteria.
The Construction Process for Modern Lodge Houses
When planning to construct a modern lodge house, you’ll have three primary areas to focus on: budget, timeline, and desired features.
Once you have a general idea of what you want your lodge house to look like, it is time to find a contractor who can help bring your vision to life. The construction process itself will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, but there are some key milestones that all projects will hit:
• Acquire permits
• Interior fixtures
• Exterior finishes
• Interior trim
• Driveway and walkways
• Flooring and countertops
• Mechanical trim
• Bathroom fixtures
• Final inspection
With careful planning and execution, building your dream modern lodge house can be an easy process — especially if you choose the right builder.
Building Your Modern Lodge House with VPC Builders
Building a custom modern lodge house can give you a sense of ownership, provide an opportunity to customize and personalize your space, and most importantly, give you the freedom to live in a place that is truly yours.
With VPC Builders, you can get started on planning and designing your dream home today. By working with VPC Builders, you will have access to years of experience and expertise in building modern lodge houses.
Our team will make the entire process as enjoyable and streamlined as possible. We’re prepared to answer all your questions and guide you through the numerous decisions you’ll need to make about materials, designs, and budgets.
Rest assured that VPC Builders will take care of every detail while delivering the finest quality. We want your dream home to be your pride and joy for generations to come.