Checklist for Building a Custom Home

Written by: Penny Siml on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Building a custom home seems like a daunting process, right? Thankfully, understanding the custom home building process a little bit better makes it all less intimidating. With the right custom home builder by your side, your dream home can easily be turned into reality.

Here is a checklist of what to expect and what to do while building a custom home:

  • Find, Hire, and Work With A Custom Home Builder

Before you purchase a piece of land or finalize any plans with an architect, it’s important you find, hire, and get to know a home builder Indianapolis. Your builder will walk you through every step of building a custom home. Be sure you ask them questions about how they work with clients. To help you get started, check out our free e-book, “Tips for Building Your Custom Home.”

  • Find and Purchase A Lot For Your Custom Home

Once you’ve hired a builder, you can start looking for a place to build. Your custom home builder will be able to help you find the perfect lot. Talk to your builder about the type of yard you’re looking for, the school district you want to live in, and whether you want to be in a neighborhood or not.

  • Choose A Floorplan and Layout for Your Custom Home

After you hire a custom home builder, it’ll be important to sit down and talk with them about the vision you have for your home. What ideas do you already have for the layout? Are you thinking open concept? What about the exterior? How many levels do you want? These are all important questions as you look at floor plans and layout options. Feel free to bring pictures and floorplans that you’ve already found to the meeting.

  • Work With Your Custom Home Builder On The Details

When you’ve found the right floorplan, you can start focusing on the details. This is the really fun part of the process. You get to pick out tile, paint, counters, cabinets, flooring, and everything else that goes into making a house a home.

  • Watch As Your Dream Home Comes to Life

With all of the details decided, you can watch as your home comes to life. Every time you visit the build site, your home will be different. From the walls going up to the details being installed, this step is fun to watch. You can be as involved as you want. Often, detail decisions will need to be made as the house takes shape, so expect to be hands on somewhat.

  • Get The Keys to Your New Home and Move In

The last step is all about you. When your custom home is complete, your builder will hand over the keys and you can start moving in. Your builder should do a final walkthrough with you to make sure everything has been completed to your specifications. When you’re happy with everything, you can start unloading boxes!

Now that you understand the process of building a custom home a little better, are you ready to get started with your project? The experts at Carrington Homes are ready to talk with you about your ideas and inspiration. Contact us to get started today!



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Carrington Homes is your distinctive Indianapolis Custom Home Builder specializing in custom homes and remodeling throughout Central Indiana

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