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Top 5 Tips for Building Your Custom Home (& enjoying the process)


Top 5 Tips for Building Your Custom Home (& enjoying the process)

The team at Chateau Architects + Builders have certainly learned a lot over the past 30 years about what it takes to ensure you have the best custom home building experience.

Here are the top 5 tips.

1. Setting your goals

Gather some inspiration first, and then take some time to really establish the key goals to building the custom home of your dreams. Numbering them in order of importance will bring some clarity to the process and allow your architect and building team to hone in on what is most important to you.

Getting focused on the right things from the start is sure to yield a great result.

2. Work with a team of experts

Before you begin the design process, make sure you have the right team of experts behind you to help you plan, and realize your custom home dream.

You want experts who have the right experience and credentials, who you feel upon meeting you will be able to collaborate with and work through the entire design build process.

Certainly you don’t need to stick with an architect and builder firm, you can separate out the process; the benefits of working with such a firm include a cohesive design and construction process, experts engaged the entire way and generally keep the overall cost aligned to your pre-set goals.

Challenge your team for the best results, and don’t forget to ask for their opinions. What you want to achieve always has a solution, there just might be an easier or better way than what you have in mind.

3. Indecision be gone!

Indecision can hold even the best planners up. As much as you can, trust in the experts, your planning and ultimately your ‘gut’. Making decisions will keep things ticking along.

If you start to feel challenged, trust in your panel of experts remember; you hired them to help you.

4. Ask for a schedule & be flexible

A detailed schedule of your project will help you track and manage the process, expectations and help you keep on top of it all (stress included). Clear communication is essential. You also remember that small hold-ups and delays will happen from time-to-time.

This might test your patience, but keeping a flexible attitude from the outset will help you cope with these upsets to ‘the plan’.

It will all work out – you’ll see!

5. Don’t forget to enjoy the process

You’re part of creating something beautiful that will be the hub for your family life for years to come.
Don’t forget to smile and enjoy the process . Sure there will be times when small stresses begin to creep in but try to remember that collaboration will ensure a better outcome.

Fun projects yield results!

Established in 1970, ‘Chateau Architects + Builders’ is family owned and operated, an alternative to the traditional model of bespoke home creation.

Chateau’s architects, cost consultants and builders work collaboratively through every stage of a project’s development, a fully integrated service. With in-house skills and experience across all the building disciplines.

Get in touch with our talented team of custom home builders today.

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