Getting your custom home designed in Burlington is a long and detailed process. The possibilities are endless, and can lead to confusion and frustration. In this article, we at Chatsworth Fine Homes are going to highlight some common mistakes that people creating their custom homes make. There are so many big important things to keep track of, that often smaller details are overlooked. Keep these mistakes in the back of your head during the whole process, and you should be able to avoid unnecessary heartache.
Don’t underestimate the power of closets in your home design. Skipping storage can come back and bite you. Storage helps you showpiece your rooms better, and will increase your home’s resale value. Storage is your supporting cast member that boost everything else.
Master bedrooms are usually the focal point in custom home design, but that doesn’t you can neglect the secondary bedrooms. If those bedrooms are too small, have a strange layout, or are far from a bathroom, you’ll have a less enjoyable living experience. Don’t forget the secondary bathrooms either!
Plan before the land. It’s okay to figure out the types of layouts you’re interested, but making a firm plan before choosing the land is a mistake. Lot size and view can turn your original plan upside down. Pick the lot before the plan. It’ll save you time, and you’ll have a better idea how to position, size, and plan your home.
Unless you’re Scrooge McDuck rich with an unlimited budget, you’ll need to make some compromises. Defining a need versus a want, is essential in getting too caught up in all of the concepts, features, and finishes available for your custom home in Burlington. Write down five things that are absolute necessities. Then, write down five things you’d like to have. This reminds yourself that it’s alright to make some compromises, and ultimately gives you the things you really want. Also, this exercise helps you stick to the budget.
Flow is crucial. Being able to move from room to room really affects the way you live in your home. You don’t want your guests having to walk up a flight of stairs then all the way down a hallway just to use the bathroom. You also would probably prefer if your master bedroom wasn’t so close to the front of the home that you hear every single noise on the street. The flow of your custom home in Burlington greatly affects the overall vibe and living experience. Undefined spaces also can negatively affect the flow of your home. When spaces are left undefined, they seem messy and therefore underutilized. Use flooring, furniture, and cabinetry to create distinctions between the kitchen, living areas, and bathrooms throughout your home. Spend some time and consider the flow you want in your home.
Blowing off your designer is probably a bad idea. You know exactly what you want, and have a keen sense of style…..great. Working with a designer helps you get another set of eyes on the space from someone who’s worked on many premium custom homes. Hear them out if they express concern over a design element or floor plan. Allow them to use their experience and creatively trained eye to help tighten up your plan and make it as great as it can be.
The design phase is one of the most fun and exhilarating times during a custom home build. Don’t let the excitement get the best of you, and cause you to overlook things and make silly mistakes. Spend the extra time and think things through. It will only benefit you in building a place that you’re proud to call your own in the beautiful city of Burlington.
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