How To Build A Custom Luxury Home
When you know how to build a custom luxury home, you can design a house that meets all of your needs. Unless you are a licensed contractor, you should contact a custom home builder as well as an architect to help you with your new home. You will also need to find a mortgage lender, to approve you for a loan that covers all of the costs of construction. A custom luxury home requires attention to detail, so be prepared to spend a lot of time during the construction phase to ensure you get the home built exactly like you want.
- Find a builder to help you with a custom luxury home. Go over the details of the home, including the basic cost per square foot that the builder charges. Make sure to allow for overages, since you may decide to upgrade certain areas of the home as the construction progresses.
- Work with an architect to build a custom luxury home. Find out how much the architect charges, and have them prepare different elevations so you can see if the home meets your requirements. Put the architect in contact with your builder, so they can work together during the home’s construction.
- Find out if your neighborhood has an architectural review board. Many upscale areas require you to submit a copy of your blueprints for a committee to review. You may have to pay a fee for this service, so be sure to find that out from the developer. If the committee needs changes to be made to your plan, have your builder and architect get in touch with the committee members to see what is required in order for construction to get underway on your custom luxury home.
- Stay in constant contact with your builder during construction. When you build a custom luxury home, you will have to actively participate in decisions on building materials, paint colors, interior and exterior trimwork and many other items. You may also have to consult with one or more designers or decorators to get the interior of the home to look exactly like you want.