You are in the beginning stages of building your dream house and cannot decide which features you cannot live without, and which aspects are a waste of your money. Instead of spending months debating about where you should spend your money, create a dream house must-have list. Here are a few simple tips and tricks that can help you create a must-have list in far less time.
Start with a Basic List
In addition to creating a budget, the first place you need to start is creating a simple list of features that you cannot live without and features that are not as important. This list will allow you to narrow down your options, which will, in turn, allow you to create a preliminary budget. Additionally, if you are wavering on your budget and not quite sure if you are spending enough money to build your dream home, creating a simple list of must-haves will give you an overall idea of what budget you will need.
Take Notes at Your Friends and Family's Houses
Do you love the kitchen island at your friend's home or the amazing guest bathroom at your sister's house? While you are visiting the homes of friends or family, take notice of the aspects of their homes that work for them and if these aspects would work for you. Visit open houses in your area to get some inspiration for your own home, as well.
Don't hesitate to ask friends and family members if there is anything in their home they would change. For example, if your best friend wished she had more counter space, keep this in mind when creating a dream must-have list for your own custom property.
Focus on the Most Important Rooms
When you are building a custom home, it is easy to get lost in making so many decisions. Instead, when you are deciding which features you can and cannot live without, focus on the main areas of your home. For most homeowners, these areas include the kitchen, the master bedroom, and the living room. For instance, start with the kitchen and create a simple wish list of all the features you cannot live without, from a gas stove to a kitchen island or a walk-in pantry.
After your must-have list is created for the main spaces, and you have a budget created, you can focus on other areas.
Creating a must-have list for your dream home can be tricky. Luckily, with a little planning and some focus, it is possible to ensure that you spend your custom home budget wisely.
Reach out to a company like MB Custom Builders Inc to find out more.