"Building a home CAN be a daunting task for sure, especially with no direction," admits Nick. "Iron Point can make it easy and enjoyable by providing information to the client from the beginning to end and 'hand-holding' them along the way. One of the most important things Iron Point does is ideally to meet early on with the client to provide clarity on the various things that need to happen to begin their dream home. Some of these discussion points would be initial design wants, bank funding process, and budgets."
Taking the first step toward building your family's perfect home might seem intimidating. We asked Nick to share his expert advice on how to get started building your dream home. We are thrilled to share his tips today:
~ Start earlier than whatever you are thinking if you want to build a custom home!
~ One of the first things that needs to happen is a meeting with the bank to discuss loan options and financing approvals.
~ We all like a good price, but remember the old saying, you get what you pay for.
~ When looking at or drawing up house plans, always start smaller - it is MUCH easier to add on than to take away.
~ When selecting an architect and builder, you should feel at ease with them as you will more than likely have a lot of interaction with them and need to feel comfortable.
~ If you feel very anxious about making design decisions within your home, it may be beneficial to look at hiring an interior designer to help in this realm. The amount of stress relief may be well worth the money.
~ Use a media source like Houzz or Pinterest to stockpile pictures of "looks" or designs you would like to implement in your house.
~ Talk to multiple builders, architects, designers to get a feel for who you gel with.
Thank you, Nick, for your wonderful advice! To learn more about Iron Point Construction, please visit their website here. Photos courtesy of Iron Point Construction.