How can you be sure the design for your new home isn’t going to exceed your budget?
When you work with a builder that doesn’t have an efficient process for designing and budgeting your new home, you could find yourself constantly redesigning your home to fit your budget.
However, when you take a collaborative approach with the three-step design process, you can be sure that your new home will be built exactly as you expect, without the extra cost. By choosing a builder that follows the three-step design process, your new home will meet the vision from your architect without blowing your budget.
It might surprise you to know that around 80% of designs are never built. The reason for this is the cost to build these designs came in way over budget.
Average builders are missing a key element on their team – a costing expert. Because of this, they design homes without a realistic knowledge of what you’re willing to spend. Resulting in a final design that costs a lot more than you bargained for and leaving you to sacrifice part of your dream home to meet your budget.
While professional builders work with you and the architect to ensure the design created for your new home can be built to your budget without cutting corners. This collaborative approach allows the team designing and building your home to focus on the details, so there are no nasty surprises later down the road.
Choose Your Builder Before Starting Your Design
One of the biggest myths when building a new home is that you need to have your designs created by an architect before speaking to a builder. But the truth is, when you send an architect’s designs to multiple builders to quote, you’ll only end up going around in circles. You’ll soon learn that the design is beyond what you’re willing to spend, leaving you to start all over and redesign your new home to fit your budget.
When you work with a builder that follows the three-step design process, you can rest assured that your new home will be designed to your vision and your budget.
Step 1: Create Your Team
Step one of the three-step design process is creating a team that will design and build your new home. This ignites the collaborative approach for designing your new home by bringing you, the architect, and the builder together. Your builder will work with your architect or help you find one to kickstart the initial discussions of designing your new home. When you establish the team for your new home, you can work together to decide on the key elements you want to be included in your new home.
Step 2: Create Your Budget
Step two of the process is to create your budget. It’s important that this step comes before designing your new home.
You, the architect, and the builder will work together to identify your budget based on what you’re willing to spend and what expectations you have.
Step 3: Design To Your Budget
The collaborative approach is vital during this step. It allows the builder and the architect to join forces to ensure that the vision your architect provides based on your expectations can actually be turned into reality based on your budget.
Once you’ve decided on the perfect design for your new home, your builder will be able to start on preconstruction necessities like the scope of work documents, job schedules, and photo-realistic renders.
It doesn’t matter if you are building your first home or if you have built many times before… Designing a new home can be very overwhelming, and when you hear new things for the first time, it’s not easy to remember everything.
The tips I have covered here are just a small sample of the information I can share with you to ensure you can confidently get started on the design process. You can learn more in the downloadable guide I have put together. The 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Designing Your New Home is completely free, and it will help you choose the right builder to keep your design on budget.