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Experiencing love at first sight, seeking out inspirations, and dreaming are various ways homeowners foresee the home of their choice, picturing everything from the shape to the roof right up to the interiors and exteriors. You need a professional custom home builder to help evaluate your desires, make choices, and bring your dreams into reality. Before you can achieve this, though, you need to ascertain a few things.

What Does Your Heart Want?

It might sound corny, but the best starting point is asking yourself, What's in my dream home? It might be perfect bedrooms, a south-facing window, or a spacious and lush backyard. Or it might be a high-rise apartment in town, within walking distance of restaurants and museums. 

There's a difference, however, between what you want and what you need in a home. Be honest about what you can't live without. You may also want to take the time to consider your budget at that early stage. How much can you afford to spend in building a home? Where are you able to afford it? 

Are Items Desired or Required? 

Go over the list you have created about your dream home, and work from there. Start categorizing each item as either a desire or a need on that list. There's no need to strictly adhere to the list, but keeping it in mind as you start looking at homes is helpful. 

This list helps take account of what you want to pay more for (such as a short commute or a better school district) and what you can live without (like a three-car garage or a vaulted ceiling). Remember, you can change a lot about a house (like landscaping, carpet colors, or even deck building). Ensure that you and your partner or family are on the same page when it comes to the choice of items you desire and those you require.

What Can Help in the Future?

We get it. You’re looking to move into your new dream home, and you can't even imagine doing that ever again once you’re done. Therefore, considering which are the "value items" on your list is a good idea. These items are features that give the builder edge in building your dream. Work with your builder to find out which of the items on your list are high-quality items—such as hardwood floors or beautiful landscaping—that can be helpful if you are looking to sell in the future. 

Your Choice in Custom Building 

Many prospective home owners start with energy and excitement for a weekend, flipping through dozens of homes magazines! They probably couldn't find their dream home, though. All you need to do is tell your brief to a building expert and then relax and wait for the best result.

Take this list of wants and needs, considering it a brief. Explain it to your building expert to reduce fatigue from the start. Stop the endless tours of homes and get the homes befitting of your dream. You will be more satisfied with the results and better able to maintain your stamina throughout.

It’s always easy to find your dream home; just stop searching now and focus on your building expert. Remember, some of the beautiful houses that you see around are people’s dreams.  Evaluate your wants and allow us to make it a reality.

Edmonton custom home builders provide detailed cost estimates for project feasibility, modifiability, and decision-making and offer a wide range of professional advice on all early stages of the project, including design, material selections, engineering and more.

Ready to build your dream home in Edmonton? Contact Edmonton Custom Home Builders today!