Once your lot has been purchased, you are ready to embark on the creative process of putting your dreams to paper. This part of custom home building involves the delicate balance of what you want, what you need, and what your budget will allow. It is wise to manage all three aspects so that there are no unhappy surprises or last minute changes.
Your builder and architect will consult with you regularly to shape the design and the construction of the home. Your interior designer should be involved at this stage to give input as to the types of finishes and furniture arrangements that will work well in each room, and how they will tie together. It is during this phase that your home takes a shape and form on paper, details are outlined from the foundation to the size and shape of the kitchen sink. Your team should help you to not only design a home that is pleasing to you, but one that will appreciate in value based on the decisions you make.
Once the plans have been drawn and approved by both the city and the development you are building in, the job goes to bid. Only the best tradesmen are considered in the bidding process.