3 Essential Things to Do Before Building a Beautiful New Home

3 Essential Things to Do Before Building a Beautiful New Home

When renovating or building a new home there are about a million different moving parts. With so many moving pieces it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you don’t know what you are even doing. So today I’m sharing 3 essential tips to keep in mind if you plan to build or renovate your home in the future.

Project: Industrial Elmira Photography: Avery Nicole Photo 

Step #1: Design Your Dream Home

The first step is to design the space you want, because there will be nothing to build if it’s not designed. Often, people mistake bringing a designer and a contractor in to get quotes before having any part of the home designed. I suggest you loop in a designer to design the space first so that any bid from a builder or contractor will be accurate. Selections can significantly impact the cost of the build. For renovations all you need is a designer to help you first, and for a new build I suggest bringing an architect on board as your first step.

Step #2: Budget for Your Beautiful New Space

Have a realistic budget set aside and know that building or renovating doesn’t come cheap. Especially in the post-pandemic world as prices of building material have nearly tripled. A designer can help you establish a realistic budget for the design and style you want. Having champagne taste on a beer budget won’t get you far, so it’s important to know what the things you want cost and realizing if you can afford to go with them or not.

Project: ’04 Modern Photography: Avery Nicole Photo

Step #3: Manage Your Project Throughout

Managing a project of this scale is also significantly time consuming. One of the easiest ways to tick off your builder is to not have the building materials ready and selected when they are ready to build. A designer can definitely assist you in project managing all the moving parts.

It’s stressful but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming! Hire a professional to help guide you through the process and it will be the best thing you ever invested in.

Project: Leander Luxe Photography: Avery Nicole Photo

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