Building a custom home – one that features your passions, lifestyle, and vision for the future – is an exciting undertaking, and the process itself should be exciting and enjoyable.
But the journey to your new home will require more decisions than you ever thought possible and an ability to balance big-picture thinking with also a focus on the minutiae. Fortunately, enlisting a strong team from the start will help relieve some of that burden while also getting you to the finish line with your wish list complete and the project finished on-time and on-budget.
As you prepare to build the luxury home of your dreams in South Florida, be aware of these important considerations:
- Finding your lot – Where you build your custom home will affect how you build your home. Special assessments may need to be completed in order to see how the lot may be affected. Things like being in a flood zone or close to water will impact the structure of the build, as can soil quality, zoning issues, neighborhood design restrictions, property sloping, and more. Structural and aesthetic limitations are essential to know prior to moving ahead with the project. Knowing what can and can’t be built will inform the design phase of the property.
- Design and develop your dream luxury home – We recommend taking a design-build approach so that your contractor is involved with the project right from the start. This can speed up the entire construction process and ensure that you have a more accurate budget as well – and one that you can stick to.
- Communication with your general contractor – From Day 1, maintaining frequent and open lines of communication with your project manager and GC team is imperative as it will keep the project flowing smoothly from pre-construction through to when the final paperwork is submitted. More importantly, it will prevent potential mishaps from even occurring. It’s much easier to create solutions to challenges ahead of time than to find yourself stuck with a laundry list of change orders for your GC to address. Change orders delay your build, add to your budget, and can be frustrating to you.
- Quality of materials – Your custom luxury home should be built with quality, durability, and efficiency in mind. If you have a certain aesthetic you’re looking to achieve, that should also be factored into your materials cost. In a custom home, it is often the little things that make a big difference. Your GC will be your guide in ensuring that you get the look you want at the quality you expect.
Your custom home should be perfect, and the right design and build will reflect who you are and how you want to spend your time there. At Seacoast Construction, we know that perfection is in the details, and that is what we pride ourselves on with each build. If you’re ready to get started on your luxury South Florida home, get in touch with us today.
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