Designing and building your luxury custom home is just as special and exciting as it is overwhelming. Designing your home is an excellent reminder of just how many important elements there are to consider when making design and living decisions. There is obviously the big stuff, like the kitchen lighting, the kind of windows you want in your bedroom, the size of the living room and other communal spaces, and the bathroom tile. But what about the closet space? Or making sure you have soundproofing where it’s needed? These elements can become painfully clear once you are done designing your home and are in the process of moving back in. There are dozens of things you’ll wish you would have remembered, but overlooked when you got caught up in the experience. If you’re thinking about building a custom home, here are some things you might want to consider that will make the planning process a bit easier. Here at Splittgerber Professional Builders, we have over 40 years of experience, so no one knows master craftsmanship and custom luxury homes more than we do. Trust us to make your dreams a reality. 

The Function

If you’re designing a custom-built home, it obviously has some special meaning to you. In other words, you wouldn’t be putting yourself through the stress of building a house if it didn’t hold some significance. So ask yourself this, what is the purpose of this house? Is it a home you want to spend the rest of your life in? Is it a vacation home? Is it something you want to be able to pass on to your kids or keep in the family? No matter what the answer is, plan for the present as well as the future. If it’s something that you see yourself growing old in, design it in a way that will allow you to make appropriate changes that will accommodate your specific needs as you begin growing older. If it’s something you want to keep in the family, try to steer clear of specific design elements that will age or go out of style. Whatever the purpose of the house is, keep in mind that form follows function.  

Non-Negotiable Elements You Want

The best part about designing your house is that you get to make the rules and decide the specific things that you want to include. You’re the one looking at and living in your house every day — being able to make your kitchen counters out of granite or marble is something that you should be able to consider! Let yourself splurge on some aspects of your house that mean the most to you. A panoramic window in the master bedroom overlooking the view might be more important to you than the kind of carpeting you want in the living room. Decide on the specific must-haves as soon as possible to help you sort things out. Of course, these elements should align with your budget because having the creative freedom to design the place you’re going to spend your life is exciting but just as expensive. 

Your Budget

This aspect probably goes without saying, but it’s definitely worth mentioning because building a custom home can produce unexpected expenses that you probably didn’t plan for. Do your research and set up a consultation with a trusted contractor so you can find an estimate of how much your dream home might cost. Make sure that creating your luxury dream home is a realistic financial opportunity — financial stress is unlike any other burden. It is expensive, but just as worth it. Set aside at least 10% of your budget for any unexpected expenses that come up while building your home. 

A Team You Trust

Building your home is a singular experience that incorporates your personal likes, styles, and preferences. While it is a fun and exhilarating experience watching your dream home come to life in front of you, it is also time-consuming and stressful, making it as important as ever to work with a team you trust. You will be spending a lot of time with your contractors, which is why it’s important to trust and like them. Splittgerber Professional Builders has over 40 years of experience building custom homes, making them reliable, trustworthy, and qualified to give you the home of your dreams. We pride ourselves on being luxury custom home builders that create innovative, distinct custom-built homes with craftsmanship and special care to the client’s expectations. To begin planning your custom home, contact our home builders for a consultation today.