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Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Custom Home Designs January 11, 2018

Oskaloosa, Mahaska
Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Custom Home Designs, Oskaloosa, Iowa

It finally happened: you are going to build your dream house. Designing a custom home is a significant, extremely rewarding task that requires plenty of preparation and research to avoid inadvertently re-enacting scenes from the Tom Hanks classic The Money Pit. Streamline the process as much as possible by asking yourself these questions about custom home designs.

What to Ask Yourself About Custom Home Designs

1. What Features Are Absolute Must-Haves?

Make a list of the features you want your custom home to include, and narrow it down to the must-haves. Are low-flow showerheads and other energy-efficient features essential to you? Do you need a back deck or balcony? Will you require more than one bathroom? How about an apartment over the garage? Go over the features with your partner or family to come up with a definitive list.

2. How Large Do I Need My House to Be?

custom home designsThink about how much space you really need. Do you have children, and are you planning for more? Is it just you and your partner, but children are a possibility? Will friends and relatives be staying with you frequently? The best custom home designs provide the perfect amount of space to accommodate everyone in your life.

3. What Does My Budget Look Like?

Compare your must-have feature list in relation to your budget. You may have to make a few sacrifices or decide to invest your money in other features that provide a greater return on investment, such as energy-efficient windows and whole-house insulation. Whatever you decide, plan accordingly so you do not go too far over budget.

4. Will the Stress & Wait Time Be Worth It?

Remember that custom home designs take time and are not without a fair share of stress. You may have to stay in your current home longer than you would like due to bad weather or deal with a lack of materials or another issue that puts the project on hold. Being willing to deal with these things is necessary to enjoy the end result.

5. What Am I Looking for in a Home Builder?

Discuss what you want in a home builder with your family, and look for traits such as years of experience, proper licensing and insurance, a long list of happy customers, and an impressive gallery of past work. Avoid working with unlicensed contractors or any company that does not happily provide references.

 

Manufactured and modular homes from Century Homes of Oskaloosa have provided customers throughout Oskaloosa, IA, with wonderfully customized residences since 1986. The licensed, bonded, and insured company creates dream homes without the long wait times associated with building from the ground up. Start your custom home design today by calling (877) 241-3621 for a free consultation or visiting their website for more information. Like the home builders on Facebook to see their latest work.

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