Many would agree that building a custom home is quite a process, even if they have no experience doing so. Just from what you’ve heard, seen, read and what you can gather… it can seem like a long, complicated process. It’s true that there are many steps and many parts to building a custom home. However, the end result is the home you’ve been dreaming of.
From beginning to end, custom home building can be a 1 to 2 year process. In the beginning, the client may decide he or she wants to build. Once that decision is made, they need to pick a location and a builder. The land on which they’re building must be secured.
The contractor, I believe, should be chosen at this time because this is the individual that will be doing business with this person for 1 to 2 years. Subsequently if any warranty issues arise you want someone who will service your home. A good contractor will give you a range you can expect to spend.
Once this is covered, it is time to engage a qualified architect. I see so many people do things backwards. They buy the lot, hire the architect, do the plans and then choose a contractor to give them a price. Many times the client then realizes the cost of the project is above their original budget. If an individual considering building first comes to a qualified builder, they can help them with location and pricing that fits within their budget.
However, if you already have the location and plans done, remember this: cheaper is not always better. You are building your home, not your office. You want someone that cares and will be there if something is defective. I believe, if after getting estimates, your preferred contractor is within 5 percent of competition, that that is money well invested.
At Lynch Construction Group, we ask a lot of questions. What is important to the client? Speed or craftsmanship? What is the budget? Where do the children go to school? What is your home location going to be and where is your office located? We know that it is important to find out our client’s priorities in order to have success in building them their custom dream home.
Call us for a free consultation at 225-445-0350 or get in touch with us on our website! We can help guide you into a home you will be happy with.