Building Your Custom Home: How to Start

Aug 15, 2022 | Custom Home, New Construction, Residential Construction

Starting the process of building your own custom home is exciting. There are so many things to think about and VPC Builders is here to help! 

This blog post will walk you through some of the first steps you’ll need to consider before breaking ground on your custom home. We’ll also offer some suggestions to help smooth your path to custom home bliss.

Before we get into the thick of it, we’d like to take a moment to point out that in most cases, it’s best to partner with a bespoke home construction firm, such as VPC Builders. Working with an experienced and knowledgeable full-service custom home construction company is almost always the most efficient path to creating the custom home you’ve always wanted on time and within budget.

Building a Custom Home? Find Builders You Believe In

Building a custom home is an exciting and rewarding experience and also a big undertaking. There are many things to think about and decide on before starting the building process.

One of the first steps is to find a team of qualified local builders that understand the importance of taking the time to understand your vision. These builders will be your partners in creating your dream home, so choosing an outfit you trust with a solid reputation and strong ties to the community where you plan to build your home is essential. Once you’ve found your team, the next step, which you may have already begun, is deciding what kind of home you want.

Custom Home Advice: Love Your Lot, a Lot!

When most people think about building a custom home, they envision the result — their dream home, designed and made just for them. 

In our experience, selecting a lot you love as early as possible in the process can significantly smooth your custom home journey. From gorgeous vistas, natural features, or plenty of space to spend quality time with your family — if your chosen lot doesn’t already include the elements you want, it can be costly, complicated, and sometimes even impossible to add them later.

Tips for Starting Your Custom Home Construction

Once you’ve found your team and the perfect location, you’re nearing the end of the beginning! At this point in the process, you can do a few things to ensure that the design and construction phases progress smoothly:

• Make sure you have solid communication and a trusting relationship with your builders. It’s essential to communicate your vision for your home clearly and ensure your builders understand your expectations. 

• Ask a lot of questions! Good builders know what they’re doing – great builders know what they’re doing and want you to know what they’re doing too.

• If changes to the plan are required, let your builders know as early as possible. Sometimes, the plan needs to be modified because of time, material, or other constraints. Letting your builders know about any changes as soon as possible helps things go smoothly.

• And finally, make sure you take the time to read and thoroughly understand the contract before adding your signature.

We’ve found our most successful projects to be the ones with solid rapport, respect, honesty, and understanding throughout the process.

Getting Started Is as Easy as “VPC”

Ready to start the rewarding process of building your custom home? Contact VPC Builders today to discuss options, receive a quote, and for more information on how we can help make the home of your dreams a reality!