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The Process for Building Your Custom Home

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Building your custom home includes these steps, taken with a trustworthy home design team.

Instead of trying to find a pre-built home that suits your lifestyle, design preferences, and budget, you can create your own custom home tailored to your unique needs. At T&G Builders, we have seen how building a custom home can be a rewarding experience for homeowners and families of all sizes. No matter what your design goals are, building your custom home is an investment that pays off. What is involved in this process? T&G Builders will guide you through the following steps to ensure a successful home-building experience. 

Begin with Pre-Planning

First, determine the style of home you want and how you want the space to function. Research home types, floor plans, and features (appliances, flooring, energy-efficiency devices) that may interest you. Next, determine your budget for the entire process from design to completion. Start by making a “must have” list to know what funds you must allocate. 

Create Your Floor Plan 

Your floor plan is the most crucial aspect of your custom home. This is the “blueprint” for the construction process and helps you visualize how your living space will flow from one space to another. Review various floor plan options and pick the best one for your overall needs. Consider the types and number of rooms you want, fireplaces, built-ins, appliances, and more “bonus” features that may influence your budget. 

Customize Your Home’s Elevation 

The elevation of your home is the exterior design of its front, sides, and rear in style and function. Elements encompassing a home’s elevation include bump-outs, porches, entryways, the garage, and the basement. You make these decisions with the floor plan, which is set in stone once the foundation is poured. 

Incorporate Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Materials

Building your custom home means you can implement sustainability from the ground up. Consider energy-efficient windows, sustainable flooring materials, smart thermostats, and lighting controls. High-efficiency cooling, heating, and water heaters can increase your home’s comfort while reducing energy consumption. 

Select Exterior Color and Materials

When selecting the color of your custom home, you must consider indoors and outdoors. We recommend starting with the exterior and selecting the tones and materials you like best. Then, choose complementary shades for the roof, shutters, siding, doors, window trim, and gutters. Consider deck materials, stairs, railings, and masonry areas like chimneys. 

Choose Interior Colors, Cabinetry, and Fixtures

As you build your custom home and move into the interior selections, you can build your home’s style and personality. It’s best to make decisions that create a cohesive flow between rooms. 

Now is also the time to decide on architectural pieces like fireplaces, mantels, built-ins, trim and molding, doors, and staircases. Select floors, countertops, and cabinets. Then, decide the colors of your walls and accents like backsplashes and wallpapers. Finally, choose small features like lighting and hardware. Breaking down your choices room by room can make the process easier. 

The custom home-building process is best done with a trustworthy design team. T&G Builders is here to bring your dream home to life. Contact us today to get started! 

Make Your Dream Home a Reality with T&G Builders

T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.

To see what your dream home could look like and receive a free home design, contact us today! Don’t forget to follow T&G Builders on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Houzz.

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