5 Tips for Building a Custom Home

The decision to build a home is a big one for any family. Stepping outside the norm of buying an existing house and, instead, buying land and building a custom home can present new challenges, but is also exciting and rewarding. With the right game plan and our five tips below, you can be confident in your choice to build a new home.

1. Choose the right team

One of the most important considerations of building a home is to choose a knowledgeable team that can help you through the new construction process, ensuring all goes smoothly. Luckily, Acorn Deck House Company is equipped with a new construction team that is ready to help make your home a reality. Each of our homes is custom designed by our talented in-house architects and managed from start to finish by one of our experienced project directors, so you know you are in good hands.


2. Find your ideal site

Each building site is unique, which means that each one presents its own pros and cons. It is important to consider all aspects of a site - topographical features, solar orientation, etc. - when evaluating which one is best for you and your home building plans. It is always wise to enlist a professional to help you see all the possibilities of a site to determine if it is a good fit.


3. Set a realistic budget

A mistake that some make is setting an unrealistic budget for their project. Think about your desires for your new home, and speak with professionals to understand all the costs involved in bringing that vision to life. Our team is well versed in predicting realistic costs for the homes we design to ensure each project stays in budget.


4. Think about your needs - for now and the future

As we discussed last month, when designing your new home, it is important to think about both your current and future needs. Our team takes the time to understand each client's unique lifestyle in order to custom design the perfect home for their evolving lifestyle.


5. Embrace your style

Lastly, think about what style you want to embrace with your new home. Industrial modern? Farmhouse? Contemporary? Ensure that your home speaks to your personality and do not be afraid to showcase what you love.


Create a plan

A simple way to start planning your home is by downloading our Wishlist Worksheet, which will help walk you through each phase of the design process. Once you have created your wishlist, schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced professionals to bring it to life.