Building your dream home can be exciting and fun, but the main question on everyone’s mind is : How long will this actually take? According to The National Association of Home Builders, there are several different factors that you have to consider when building a custom home.
Region of building– The location or state of the home is a major factor. Certain areas of the country have different regulations and codes to uphold, not to mention the amount of building space the region has. For example, building in Utah can take approximately 6 months, while in New York it could take more than 9 months to complete a project.
Houses that build faster are usually under 2500 square feet, and have a more simplistic or “boxy”floor plan. These house plans exhibit some factors that allow the build to be a little quicker:
The Laurel ( 1999 sq ft) ( https://www.archivaldesigns.com/home-plans/laurel-house-plan )
The Dalmany (2275 sq ft) ( https://www.archivaldesigns.com/home-plans/dalmany-house-plan )
An uncontrollable factor is the shortage in labor. This will unsurprisingly delay construction mainly if construction in your area is booming.
Another factor is whether you are building a custom home or buying within a subdivision. Large Track Builders have a team of sub-contractors at their disposal. On the other hand, a custom builder is responsible for hiring all sub-contractors
Here is the National Association of Home builders blog link to see this information in depth!
As a family grows it is important that each member have their own private oasis, or get-a-way spot in the home. Children often have a playroom that grows with them or their personal bedrooms where they can express their creativity. Men have their legendary “Man Cave” where they can enjoy all their favorite pastimes. Where does mom go? Most places where she can relax are fair game to the rest of the family. Let’s face it; Until now, moms usually do not have a hide away space.
A “She Shed” is the answer to her prayers. This sweet retreat is usually detached from the house, and is found in a renovated tool or garden shed. Just like the “Man Cave”, this little bungalow of joy holds all of the hobbies and activities she loves to do. To give mom this space, you don’t necessarily need an old shed. With space on your lot, or a house plan that allows you to expand her oasis can be added. Incorporating all her beloved hobbies and decorating her space will be the fun part.. Typically, homes that have spacious outdoor living are great candidates for the “She Shed”.
The Chesterfield offers plenty of options for her “She Shed”. It can either be attached to the home, or detached. Converting an unused guest room, bonus room, or even an unfinished area will satisfy the “She Shed” need!
Have you ever wondered what makes a certain house desirable? Think about it. What do you look for when buying a home? According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders one of the main driving forces is the design and layout of the home! Now of course there are a ton of other factors, but design is one of the most important factors in choosing a home, especially for people in the market for new homes.
The top 3 design and layout requirements in 2015 :
The Forever Home : With everyone still coping with the recent recession, people are looking for homes that they can grow into. Homes that are not too big, but big enough to raise a family. These homes are roughly between 2300 and 2500 square feet. The multi generation homes are easier to maintain esthetically and financially. The spaces and rooms can also be changed when need be. A simple room can be a baby nursery one moment and an art studio in the next The Tres Le Fleur House Plan is the best example of a Forever Home with just 2499sqft. (https://www.archivaldesigns.com/home-plans/tres-le-fleur-house-plan)
Open floor plan: No walls or limitations. These layouts offer a lot of flexibility for the ever changing family. Having a free flowing space between the kitchen, dining area, and family/living room allows for everyone to be within distance. The Fairhope Home Plan has a clear and open space for optimum flexibility and creativity for the homeowner ( https://www.archivaldesigns.com/home-plans/fairhope-house-plan).
Outdoor Living: Being able to connect indoor and outdoor living is remains to be prominent in choosing a house. Having your own personal oasis in your backyard is exciting and cost effective in the long run. Outdoor cooking areas and pools will give the home flexibility and show that the ” party” can continue outside of the home. The Luxor House is just one illustration of how outdoor living can play into the overall layout of a home (https://www.archivaldesigns.com/home-plans/luxor-house-plan)
You’ve found the house of your dreams, and are ready to embark on the exciting journey of home building. One of the most difficult decisions homeowners are faced with is choosing the dependable and skilled contractor.
Here are 9 tips that will help you choose the right contractor for your dream home.
Builder confidence is not only increasing in the United States, but also in Canada. Archival Designs is seeing an increase in design commissions in North America, one of which is a new 10,000 sq. ft. home to be built Spring 2015 in Newfoundland, Canada.
To learn more about our custom home plan services visit www.ArchivalDesigns.com or call our home plan specialists at 770-831-6363.